Module Title:TV Studio Production I
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The delivery of the module is primarily practical. Tutorials, demonstrations, workshops and screenings will be implemented to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the student.
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to enable students to learn about the conceptual, written, organisational and technical processes that are involved in making a television studio recording. The module is predominantly practical and aims to introduce students to multi-camera studio practices. As television production is completely group driven and the varying roles are many, the students learn by practically applying evolving skills and knowledge to these roles.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate theoretical and technical skills in the operating of various studio equipment.
LO2 Identify the varying production roles in television studio programmes.
LO3 Apply awareness of how creative, technical, ethical and administrative skills combine to produce a television studio programme.
LO4 Understand the importance of attendance and interrelation within the group dynamic in developing and executing a studio programme.
LO5 Devise, plan, script and produce television studio based programmes for a specific audience.
LO6 Analyse and evaluate the processes, the finished production and their own role within through critical analysis.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Module Content & Assessment
Students will learn the concepts, procedures and technical skills required to produce television studio programmes and content. There will be extended hands-on tuition, demonstrations and workshops with the equipment in the multi-camera studio. Through practical workshops and demonstration sessions, students will develop the basic technical skills necessary to operate equipment in the studio environment. Production work is a group activity and students will be expected to achieve a solid grounding in both editorial and technical areas. During this module, the student will: • Conceive, formulate and experiment with ideas and experience the processes of communicating messages using aural and visual codes in television production. • Understand the importance and conventions of target audience. • Pitch ideas of studio based programmes to an acting commissioning editor. • Conceive, plan, formulate and draft scripts for television content and programmes. • Understand and assume roles of the various studio personnel / crew. • Competently and safely operate equipment in the studio environment. • Work competently and coherently as a production group. • Understand the ‘language’ of studio production. • Analyse scenic design considerations. • Prepare, compile and produce comprehensive production files of their work. • Record ‘As-Live’ television programmes of specified content and duration. • Assess the processes, the completed production and their role within through critical analysis.
Practical studio workshops, demonstrations and tutorials
Students will analyse, learn and apply technical skills necessary to operate studio equipment, receiving hands-on tuition in studio operations.
Seminars, presentations, screenings and group discussions/critique
Students will study, view, discuss, present and debate varying production content.
Idea / concept generation
Students will learn to conceive and formulate ideas and draft scripts for varied productions.
Production crew
Students will learn to interact and interrelate as part of a large production group and in doing so, learn the language of television production.
Set design and scenic considerations
Students will explore and execute scenic concepts for production.
Critical analysis
Students cognitively learn from assessing their productions and their role within through reflective, critical analysis.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Continuous Assessment 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 Every Week
Other Group Participation 1,2,4,5 10.00 Every Week
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group Presentation 3,4,5 10.00 Week 20
Project Group Production 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 Sem 2 End
Project Production File 2,3,5 10.00 Sem 2 End
Project Individual Critical Evaluation (1500 words) 2,3,5,6 10.00 Sem 2 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Studio Based Learning Every Week 4.00
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 10.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_D Bachelor of Science in TV and Media Production 3 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science(Honours) in TV and Media Production 3 Mandatory