Module Title:Introduction to Media Production
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of tutorials, demonstration of studio equipment and production techniques, screening of studio-based and single camera programming, skills workshops/exercises and group project work, will be used.
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand multi-camera and single camera production processes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Conceive, formulate and participate in the development of ideas for both studio and location programming.
LO2 Demonstrate knowledge of the studio and location production processes
LO3 Use practical skills to plan productions and work competently as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
LO4 Contribute positively, both autonomously and as a member of a team, and work ethically and professionally.
LO5 Reflect on and evaluate the context in which multi-camera and single camera production environments operate.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Studio skills
Studio skills and knowledge. Conceive and formulate TV formats. Roles in studio production
Location Skills
Shooting on Location. Writing and conceiving single camera productions Singe camera roles Coverage and continuity
Planning and pre-production
Scheduling and planning for studio and location shoots Pre-production skills and checklists Risk assessments Health and safety
Visual language and grammar of the shoot
Aesthetics and visual structure
TV and Media industries
Business of TV and media Funding and resources broadcasters and support agencies
Legal and ethical issues
Legal issues for TV and media production Copyright and clearances Editorial policy and compliance
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Pitching exercise 1,4,5 15.00 Week 5
Other Visual exercise/Storyboards 2,4,5 15.00 Week 24
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project As Live studio production 1,2,3,4,5 35.00 Sem 1 End
Project Single camera location production 1,2,3,4,5 35.00 Week 30
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 4.00
Tutorial Every Week 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_D Bachelor of Science in TV and Media Production 1 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science(Honours) in TV and Media Production 1 Mandatory