Module code: MFC3029

Module Overview

This module allows students to build on the knowledge and skills gained at level one and two in developing an understanding of key practical aspects of audio visual media production and provides an opportunity to present ideas and analysis in the form of television studio based productions.

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

PRATT Susan (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: P311

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

  • Understanding studio facilities

  • Lighting for the TV studio

  • Co-ordinating gallery and studio floor

  • Developing the studio script

  • Blocking out and rehearsals

  • Capturing performances in the studio environment

  • As live production and coordination 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) CONTRIBUTION TO GROUP PRODUCTION 30

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to produce a short ‘as live’ television programme in a studio environment

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Continuous assessment of weekly tasks that build towards the final group production

  • 12-minute group-produced programme (end of semester)

  • 1000 – 2000 word individual evaluation of the final recorded programme and the group production strategy (due end of semester)

Formative assessment and feedback

  • Verbal feedback on weekly skills sessions

  • Verbal feedback on programme plans and strategy

Module aims

  • Develop students' understanding of multi-camera and television studio production processes
  • Introduce students to a range of considerations associated with television studio based video production
  • Improve technical and operational television studio skills
  • Allow students to develop skills of responsibility and teamwork to a high level for television production

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
001 Interact with operational studio roles in the areas of lighting, sound, cameras, vision, VT, vision mixing, floor managing, graphics, streaming or studio production KCP
002 Contribute ideas on specific studio operational role including pre-production development and live studio operation to a high level of competency KCP
005 Analyse the process and procedures in pre-production and their effectiveness to prepare for the final programme production and reflect on the final programme KCPT
004 Work within the tight discipline of team practice in a broadcast setting with an understanding of TV studio gallery etiquette and production procedures KCP
003 Undertake programme production or development from concept to realisation; working effectively as a member of the production team KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to produce an ‘as live’ television programme

  • Develop students’ skills at teamwork

  • Help student develop and refine their skills in critiquing their own production work

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Demonstrations

  • Lectures and Tutorials

  • Practical exercises and formative coursework

  • Presentations

  • Group Studio work

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 2020/1 academic year.