Module code: FVP2007

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 5

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 30

Independent Learning Hours: 104

Lecture Hours: 10

Seminar Hours: 6

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Studio lighting

  • Studio sound mixing and sound effects

  • Studio cameras

  • Production talkback

  • Scriptwriting for TV

  • Studio layout and design

  • Recording formats

  • Vision mixing

  • Graphics

  • VT editing for play-in

  • Vision engineering

  • Floor managing

  • 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

reports relating to practical elements of the failed or incompleted assignment of TV programme making

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:

  • 1 –TV studio role assignment

  • 2 – programme development

  • 3- Main programme individual contribution- preparation and practical 

  • 4- Main TV production

  • 5-2nd programme contribution practical

  • 6- reflective report

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 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

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 KCP
002 Perform a specific studio operational role including pre-production development and live studio operation to a high level of competency KP
003 Evaluate a range of considerations associated with television studio based programme production KCP
004 Work within the tight discipline of team practice in a broadcast setting with an understanding of gallery etiquette and production procedures KP
005 Undertake programme production or development from concept to realisation; working effectively as a member of the production team KCP
006 Group work PT
007 Leadership skills T
008 Time management PT
009 Person management T
010 Problem solving 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 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:

  •  lectures 

  •  seminars

  •  studio rehearsal workshops

  •  independent learning

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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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BMus (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Film Production and Broadcast Engineering BEng (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 2022/3 academic year.