Module Title:TV Studio Production II
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of tutorials, demonstrations, workshops and screenings will be implemented to advance the skills and knowledge of the student.
Module Aim: As the television production process is generally standard, students learn and advance knowledge by progressively doing. The aim of this module is to strengthen and improve the students’ skills and ability to work competently and coherently as part of a production team and to build on the skills developed in TV Studio Production I.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate enhanced technical know-how and skills in operating studio equipment, exploring differing genres and production subject matter.
LO2 Apply a wider understanding of the administrative side of production through comprehensive, accurate production files.
LO3 Show strengthened awareness and know-how of the differing roles in both editorial and technical functions in studio based productions.
LO4 Employ enhanced production planning, management and scheduling skills.
LO5 Comprehensively devise, formulate and pitch production ideas to an acting commissioning editor.
LO6 Demonstrate enhanced ability to critically evaluate the production processes, the completed production and their role within it through reflective writing.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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TV Studio Production I

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Module Content & Assessment
This module differs from that of TV Studio Production I in the standard of programme produced. The quality of all elements of production, both editorial and technical, is expected to be more elevated with particular emphasis and attention on programme content. The productions will be of longer duration – therefore more difficult to develop, prepare and record ‘As Live’. Other restraints will also be put on production to enhance the students’ editorial and technical abilities. Throughout this module, the student can expect: • Advance existing editorial, production and technical skills. • Further develop conceptual understanding of the production processes and wider production contexts. • Formulation and pitching of ideas of studio based programmes to a commissioning editor. • Record ‘As Live’ varying television content of specified durations for clearly identified audiences. • Concepts: Must be ambitious for level of expertise. • Sourcing of talent and contributors from outside the institute is encouraged and expected. • Scripts / Screenplays / Storyboards / Running Orders / Camera Cards / Shot Decision Lists: How closely they’re followed. • Serious emphasis on the timing of different segments. • Quality, number and placement of VTs throughout production. • Standard and quality of set design and build. • Number of sets involved. • Number and speed of camera cuts. • Prepare, manage and produce a professional and comprehensive production file of their work. • Assess the processes, the completed production and their role within through reflective, critical analysis.
Practical studio workshops, demonstrations and recordings
Advanced practical applications - both editorial and technical.
Content for production
Enhanced preparation of production documentation and technical execution of live recordings.
Target audience
Enhanced understanding of intended / target audience and viewing platforms.
Talent and contributors
Sourcing of talent and contributors from outside the institute is expected. This gears the student toward sourcing, preparing and working with actors and credible contributors in production.
Preassembled inserts
Advanced production values of prerecorded material (filmed or graphics)
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
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous Assessment 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 Sem 1 End
Other Group Participation 1,3 10.00 Every Week
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group Presentation (pitch) 2,4,5 10.00 Week 20
Project Group Production 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 Sem 2 End
Project Group Froduction File 2,3,4,5 10.00 Sem 2 End
Project Individual Evaluation (2000 words) 2,3,4,6 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 5 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science(Honours) in TV and Media Production 5 Mandatory