Module code: FVP1007

Module Overview

This module is intended to advance students’ understanding of the theory of professional video systems engineering, professional operations and equipment, the practical operation of a range of equipment and critical viewing skills.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

PRATT Susan (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 9

Independent Learning Hours: 111

Lecture Hours: 24

Seminar Hours: 6

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

FVP1003 Video Fundamentals A

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Camera sensors and types of cameras

  • TV Monitor types

  • Digital video standards

  • Video codecs

  • Video and audio compression

  • Broadcast transmission

  • Vision engineering

  • Picture quality assurance

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 1 40
Coursework COURSEWORK 2 20
Examination EXAM (1.5 HOURS) 40

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

and further develop knowledge and understanding of video engineering principles. It allows written feedback opportunities on a written assignment (Coursework 1). During the workshops and tutorial there will be feedback to assist with the structure of the oral presentation. 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         Coursework 1 – Practical workshops

·         Coursework 2 – Oral seminar

·         Exam – Written paper given under exam conditions, 1.5 hours, exam period (addresses learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Formative assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and throughout seminar and practical workshops.


Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module, particularly in seminars and workshops.

Module aims

  • Advance understanding of the theory of professional video systems engineering
  • Introduce broadcast and transmission systems for moving image
  • Improve quality analysis of moving images and sound

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Evaluate camera and picture reproduction technology KCP
002 Interpret digital video signal and know how they are constructed KCP
003 Compare analogue broadcast transmission systems KC
004 Develop knowledge of colour representation in moving images KCP
005 Interpret video formats KCP
006 Determine signal and picture quality KCP
007 Problem solving T
008 Group work T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: further develop skills and knowledge in fundamental video engineering, allowing later years to build on this knowledge. Practical applications are introduced.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • One two-hour lecture per week.

  • Three three-hour practical workshops on equipment knowledge and operation. Students are split into two groups meeting on alternating weeks (weeks 2 – 7).

  • Four Two- hour seminars for oral presentations (weeks8-11)

  • Guided reading.


Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.