Module Title:Film and TV Design and Production
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of lectures, tutorials, screenings, field trips, blended and project-based learning.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to expand learner’s visual literacy and creative development in Film and TV set design. Learners will extend their creative suite of techniques and skills by working on briefs which concentrate on different historical periods and genres. Aligned with this the aim is to give learners the necessary skills to attain knowledge of the production management of film and television productions. .
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Attain the knowledge required to implement the visualisation of a film or TV concept.
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of budgeting and scheduling in production.
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of the legal issues pertaining to production and participate in a project-based collaborative learning environment to problem solve and coordinate complex events or productions.
LO4 Identify and research a selection of case studies of set design productions in film and TV genres and their approach to historical periods.
LO5 Critically analyse and evaluate creative research to develop ideas and present a set design dossier and model for a film or TV
LO6 Develop and present a set design dossier and model for a film or TV.
LO7 Work effectively on a group project and realize a set design/ Model for a working production
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Epochs, Cultures and Conceptual Worldmaking- Reality to Fantasy
This module examines multiple epochs and cultures analysing how stage and film productions have negotiated them. Through seminar and exploring case studies of period productions learners will develop a visual research dossier choosing a period of their own choice. Contextual awareness of racist stereotyping and cliched imaging in film production in relation to the othering of non European culture will be analysed and examined through seminar discussion and case studies.
Periods and Cultures Explored
Pre-Columbian Cultures: Mayan; Aztec; Inca; Africa ;Egypt: 2920-57 BCE; India; China; Japan.
The module will examine and develop learners awareness of production design and genres such as the Epic drama, Science fiction and horror.
Set Design and Cultural Appropriation.
Learners will examine set design incorporating discussion around cultural stereotypes.
Managing the concept
Managing the construction and design of the visual elements of a range of complex projects
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the complex roles and responsibilities in production and post-production
Script and concept analysis
Breaking down the script for budgeting and scheduling for design and construction
Phases of production
Understanding the complex phases of production in post-production, VFX and virtual production.
Legal Issues
Acquiring knowledge of the legal issues pertaining to production, multi-camera production, outside broadcasts and design.
Agencies and public bodies
Relevant authorities and agencies to liaise with for events and production
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical problem-solving tasks throughout the semester that will examine learners ability to carry out risk assessments, hazard identification and apply skills in relation to legal and indemnity arrangements for production. 1,2,3 20.00 Ongoing
Presentation Presentation of research in self chosen culture/period to towards developing a 3D set design. 4,5,6 15.00 Week 5
Portfolio Set Design concept, plans and 3D model towards the completion of the group production project. 4,5,6 15.00 Week 10
Project Working from a script or concept template, students will be required to work collaboratively to breakdown the design and production elements for a working TV or Media project. 1,2,3,5,7 50.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Studio Based Learning Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Lecture Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 12.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CGSDC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Set Design and Construction 4 Mandatory
CW_CGSDC_D Bachelor of Science in Set Design and Construction 4 Mandatory