Module code: FVP3008

Module Overview

This module introduces multi camera TV studio practice by building on the knowledge and skills, gained in previous modules. The student will develop an understanding of key practical aspects of audio visual media production for a television studio programme and it provides an opportunity for the student to learn about programme pre-production in preparation for a TV programme and develop operational TV studio skills for a studio based production.

Module provider

Music and Media

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 40

Independent Learning Hours: 93

Lecture Hours: 7

Seminar Hours: 2

Guided Learning: 1

Captured Content: 7

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Film production or similar or Video engineering or similar

Module content

Indicative content includes:

• Programme production

• Studio lighting

• Studio sound mixing and sound effect

• Studio cameras

• Production talkback

• Scriptwriting for TV

• Studio layout and design

• Recording formats

• Vision mixing

• Graphics

• VT editing for play-in

• Vision engineering

• Floormanaging

• Studio presenters, actors and others

• Live studio broadcast

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework TV STUDIO ROLE 15
Practical based assessment MAIN PROGRAMME CONTRIBUTION 15
Practical based assessment 2ND PROGRAMME CONTRIBUTION 15

Alternative Assessment

coursework 2 and 3- report on student broadcast

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their technical skills and theoretical understanding of live studio television programme making. The assessment will also evaluate their operational skills and pre-production for the programme.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• Coursework 1 –continuous assessment on programme development 30%

• Coursework 2 – group project including individual practical skills 40%

• Coursework 3 – Individual reflective report on group project 30%

Formative assessment

There may be formal formative assessment components during for this module, and formative feedback will be given to individual students and programme groups in tutorials and throughout practical workshops.


Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module.

Module aims

  • develop students understanding of multi-camera and television studio production process
  • • introduce students to a range of considerations associated with television studio based programme 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
001 Interact with operational studio roles in the areas of lighting, sound, cameras, vision, VT, vision mixing, floor managing, graphics, streaming or studio production CKP
002 Contribute ideas on specific studio operational role including pre-production and development and live studio operation to a high level of competency CKP
003 Analyse the process and procedures in pre-production and their effectiveness to prepare for the final programme production and reflect on the final programme CKP
004 Apply tight disciplinary practice in a broadcast setting with an understanding of TV studio gallery etiquette and production procedures an understanding of TV studio gallery etiquette and production procedures CKP
005 Undertake programme production or development from concept to realisation; working effectively as a member of the production team CKPT

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 develop studio craft skills and knowledge of the working with professional broadcast equipment to produce a live television programme. The students will learn professional production development for a television programme and apply it to their own production. All students will specialise in one area during the pre- production leading to the Television programme.

The learning and teaching methods include:

• 10 hours of lectures

• 6 hours of seminars

• 21 hours of studio rehearsal workshops

• 113 hours of self directed study and additional TV studio access for programme preparation

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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Other information


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 2021/2 academic year.