Module code: FVP3013

Module Overview

This module is a very practical application of the craft skills, production skills applied to television, film or documentary that have been taught throughout the degree course.  At the start of this module students interested in leading and directing their own scripted production, documentary or Tv programme will pitch their idea to the rest of the class.  The productions with enough student support and approval by the teaching team will be formed into a production team and location crew.  You will choose which roles you prefer to develop for this module.  Some students will form the production team  and will plan the production, organise rehearsals, filming locations, actors.  They will plan the crew, schedule and the call sheet.  Other members of the class will take on craft skills roles such as lighting, DOP, sound or some of the other minor roles on set.  Every student will take on some kind of post production role too and you can choose between sound mix, Foley, colour grade or video edit. Every attempt is made to enable you to take on the roles you are most interested in.  1st and 2nd years FPBE or other students may be asked to assist on set or in the productions but as final years you are expected to lead and advise the other students.

In the first semester you will give a presentation of the work that you have completed so far and explain your role and the plans and difficulties that may arise. 

As you are working in small teams as you would find in industry, you should also be able to evaluate the other crew roles.  So similarly to if you were working with a team you would know who was skilled at their role and who is not fulfilling everything that is expected of them.  By writing an evaluative judgment of several of your colleagues you are showing you know about the other roles and what is required from a person in that role.  This demonstrates your knowledge across other roles that you are not doing yourself.

Throughout the production you will keep a diary so that you can share your journey on this project with the other markers.  It also means you have notes that could streamline your processes to in the future and avoid making the same mistake twice.

Most students on this module will contribute to a number of productions and towards the end of the module the module leader and the student will decide how much weight is applied to each of the productions that you contribute to.  You will receive a weighting of the final productions that you contributed to and another grade from the quality of work you completed on that production.

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: 273

Seminar Hours: 10

Tutorial Hours: 15

Guided Learning: 1

Captured Content: 1

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 production diary 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  or craft skills.  You will have some chose in which roles you will take on so that this module can prepare you for your future career.  In the 1st semester you will present your progress on the project, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your communication skills and it also enables the teaching team to review the quality of your progress to that point.

The final assessment reviews the quality of your contribution to the productions that you have contributed to.  You will get a weighted mark agreed from your contribution to each production.  A weighted mark will also be given from the final production marks..  To assess your ability to recognise good skills in the team you will complete an evaluative Judgement on others in your team.  Finally, you will submit a report of the production and a production diary of what you did throughout the year and finally there will be a viva for the 2nd marker to review the quality of your contribution.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

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

  2. Creative Project - Quality of the final productions weighted by your contributions 

  3. Creative production: consists of 3 elements:

a)  Quality of contribution of your roles in  productions to be agreed in semester 1 and reviewed as the productions develop.  This will be reviewed  through your continuous documentation of the process, a Viva and and your regular tutorials
b) Written Report of your contribution and reflection on the production
c) Evaluative Judgment on others you worked with

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 production 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 year, relating it to professional practice and evaluate 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 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 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

The Department of Music and Media is committed to developing graduates with attributes encompassing employability, digital skills, global and culture awareness, sustainability as it relates to media production and broadcast engineering and, finally, resourcefulness and resilience.

Employability: this module enables students to chose  roles in productions that are most suitable for their future career.  The students are working as professionals to contribute to their creative projects  and prepare them for possible roles in industry. It also evokes their ability to judge others in their roles which will be useful when they take on a professional role.

Resourcefulness and Resilience: Students are guided to develop the ability to reflect, evaluate, adapt, and respond flexibly to unforeseen circumstances throughout the module and particularly in planning their project ideas, and then working around problems either in pre-production, on set and in the editing of the final production.  Resourcefulness reduces the impact of previous mistakes or errors. Students also reflect on their experiences through self-reflective report on their projects, which is also an opportunity to review their own resilience and resourcefulness.

Digital capabilities: Students continue to use a range of online and stand-alone digitally-enabled and industry-standard tools. These include software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, Adobe After effects, Pro Tools and other industry software that can be used in post production. Students have learnt to set up the recording formats and settings for using professional video cameras to use specialist equipment required in broadcast environments and will have to media manage their projects to deliver the final productions in the exact delivery formats. Students will access learning materials through Surreylearn the virtual learning platform where material is available for them to develop their knowledge and professional skills.  Additional tutorials may be delivered over teams or similar ensuring the students are accustomed to online environments.

Sustainability: Student are encouraged to use low power lighting to conserve on greenhouse gases and work efficiently on set so that lights are not unnecessarily left on.  Students are encouraged to consider the environment as part of their production planning.

Global and cultural capabilities: Students will develop an awareness of the demographic of their proposed audience, demonstrate cultural awareness of how their production could address different demographics for the purpose of the production aims. The module will nurture awareness of the narrative to clearly reflect cultural viewpoints. Also to be aware on location of any sensitivities that may need to be included in production planning.


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 2025/6 academic year.