Module code: FVP3013

Module Overview

This module forms a one of the major components of Level 6 and will involve the student taking a leading role in a creative production and also contributing to other productions being made by other students.

Students can pitch their production ideas and the best ideas selected by students and staff are then produced to form the creative productions.  Examples of types of productions include: a drama, factual film, television program or animation.  Students can work in groups to produce a professional quality media production but there is also the possibility to complete an individual media piece.  

Students will work in professional roles that you would find in a film production or TV production including the production development, planning, cinematography, sound recording, lighting, post production sound, editing, colour grading, visual effects or animation.
Students will present their production plans, achievements and developments in semester 1.
Students will document their progress throughout the year in a journal or blog.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

PRATT Susan (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 275

Seminar Hours: 10

Tutorial Hours: 15

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

The content of the creative production will be agreed between the students and the teaching staff during Semester 1.
Students will agree their leading creative project role details as well as their operational roles for other projects.
Group and individual tutorials will be given throughout the year.
Students will maintain a continuous journal or blog record of the project development, plus a final reflective report.
The completed projects will be mastered and delivered to industry standards.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation PRESENTATION 15
Practical based assessment CREATIVE PROJECT 20

Alternative Assessment

The creative project may be replaced with documentation of process and a written assignment.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in film and TV production skills, as well as strong oral and written communication:
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  1. Presentation (15%): outline of production development so far, examples of craft skills and future plans

  2. Creative production (85%): consists of three elements:-

a) A leading role in a production to be agreed in semester 1.
b) Assisting or crewing roles in agreed productions.
c) A continuous documentation of the process.

Note: in accordance with the University’s code of practice for assessment and feedback, the large scale project in this module will be double-blind marked by two independent markers.

Marks will be compared and a decision made as to the final mark in accordance with the published code of practice.

Formative assessment will be given in the form of regular individual and group tutorials, plus a formative submission of the creative project.


Students will receive regular tutorial feedback on their production and their individual contribution to all their productions

Module aims

  • Provide students with the experience of taking a leading role in a creative production relevant to the Film or TV industry.
  • Provide an opportunity to create a professional media production through knowledge of pre-production work, production skills, operational skills or post production expertise.
  • To enable the students to produce a screen based creative production demonstrating a high standard of intellectual and practical skills.
  • To provide opportunities for students to produce a comprehensive oral presentation, keep a journal and reflect on personal achievements through the completion of the creative work.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Contribute to a leading role in a high standard creative production. KCPT
002 Present a comprehensive account, which clearly and precisely communicates the creative project aims and aspirations and demonstrates the quality of your contribution and future plans. KCPT
003 Critically evaluate filmed material and media product, applying professional production standards CP
004 To contribute to more than one production in a specified professional operational role. KCPT
005 Plan, pre-produce and document the creative process throughout the module, relating it to professional practice and evalute others in their role. KCP

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 production skills  and knowledge in styles of film production and television broadcasting. It will also provide opportunities for creative development and production evaluation. Some two-hour plenary session at the beginning of the semester will remind students of professional filming procedures, production techniques and craft skills and any other skills required for the productions chosen.

Students will give a presentation on their production role, achievements and future plans.

There will be regular tutorials for individuals on their creative journey and production groups to guide and support the creative productions

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and will vary depending on the specific productions

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 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 2023/4 academic year.