Module code: FVP3006

Module Overview

The module includes two aspects. The Research Seminar is intended to give students experience in writing a literature review on a creative/artistic topic, the feedback on which will assist in writing the Dissertation. In addition, it will give an opportunity to learn in detail about a specialised creative or artistic area of film and broadcast production engineering not normally covered in the remainder of the Programme, and to present this to the rest of the year so that fellow students can learn from the findings. The Dissertation is the culmination of the creative/artistic component of the Programme, and will give an opportunity to conduct research in a subject of the student's choosing to a depth not possible during other parts of the Programme.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

ADEYEMI-EJEYE Femi (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 45

ECTS Credits: 22.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Personal Tutorial Hours: 22

Independent Learning Hours: 394

Lecture Hours: 10

Seminar Hours: 24

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content
· An initial plenary session in which the purpose of the module will be outlined and advice given on planning and suitable topics.
· An initial tutorial with the module co-ordinator to determine the student's topic and supervisor.
· Tutorials with the student's supervisor.

The content of the Literature Review will be agreed between the student and the module co-ordinator at the plenary sessions held during Semester 1.
The content of the Dissertation will be agreed between the student and the module co-ordinator by the end of Week 8 of Semester 1.

The following topics will be covered in lectures:
· Research methods
· Technical writing skills
· Presentation skills

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Literature review 30
Coursework Dissertation 70

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate research skills and advanced understanding of two distinct topic areas.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of: 

  • Coursework 1 (30%) - Literature Review (3000 words) and Presentation (20-25 minutes) on a subject of the student's choosing is due in Semester 1. The presentation will be on the topic of the Literature Review and will be delivered to the class.

  • Coursework 2 (70%) - Dissertation -10,000 words on a different creative/artistic topic from that of the student's Literature Review is due in Semester 2.

Practical and summative assessment is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen specialist subject. Within the Coursework 1 element, the Literature Review will account for a total of 25% of their mark for the module, and the Presentation will account for 5% of their mark for the module. Formative assessment.

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students during tutorials.


Students receive written feedback on their Literature Review and verbal feedback from tutors and fellow students on their presentation. Verbal and/or written feedback is also given through tutorial supervision throughout the year.

Module aims

  • develop methods of academic research
  • increase knowledge of a specialised area of creative/artistic practice in the context of film and video production engineering
  • increase skills in academic writing
  • develop confidence in presenting ideas to other people
  • enable research on a creative/artistic topic of the student's choosing

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Independently research a previously unfamiliar topic in a detailed manner CKT
002 Collate and discuss this research in a coherent form in a written literature review P
003 Clearly communicate a summary of your research in the form of a dissertation T
004 Demonstrate your ability to search the published literature to obtain relevant references KP
005 Demonstrate significant scholarship in the area of your chosen subject KT
006 Organise and structure a large-scale piece of written work employing an appropriate research methodology CPT
007 Explain and analyse in detail aspects of a topic chosen in consultation with the module co-ordinator CK
008 Write a dissertation in an academically satisfactory yet readable way CKT

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 foster independent research skills across both semesters. By separating the content of the literature review and the dissertation, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in two different topic areas. Students are supported in their independent work through structured guidance in research, academic writing and presentations, as well as one-on-one tutorials. Students will learn from each other's presentations and the subsequent question and answer sessions, delivered during seminars.

The learning and teaching methods include: · Five two-hour lectures at the beginning of Semester 1 · Presentation seminars in week 11 · Tutorial supervision of at least ½ hour per fortnight

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.

Reading list

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Other information


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

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.