Module Title:Production Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, tutorials, screenings, workshops and practicals.
Module Aim: To equip students with the analytical and practical skills necessary for the effective planning and running of TV & film productions.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of producer & production management roles & responsibilities in TV & film productions.
LO2 Apply essential production management knowledge to scenarios in documentary and drama productions.
LO3 Demonstrate the necessary skills to plan, troubleshoot & communicate throughout key production phases.
LO4 Demonstrate the ability to deal with legal requirements, production codes and ethical dilemmas in TV & film productions from start to finish.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Essential skills in production management. Roles & responsibilities in TV & film productions.
Evaluating and dealing with safety & health and other risks in TV & film productions. Hostile environment.
Essential law for media productions. Copyright and other IP. Contempt of court. Defamation law. Privacy. Public interest. Editorial decisions.
Editorial guidelines
Producer guidelines. Programme codes & standards. News & current affairs. Documentary. Drama.
Ethics in TV, documentary & drama productions. Ethical dilemmas. Case studies.
Production management toolkit
Budgets & schedules. Rights & compliance. Music rights. Contracts & agreements.
Effective communication within production teams, with broadcasters and other commissioning bodies and with the public.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Apply essential production management skills to scenarios in TV & film productions. 1,2,3 30.00 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of legal requirements as well as production codes & standards. 1,4 30.00 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Identify and troubleshoot production challenges and ethical dilemmas in TV & film productions. 1,2,3,4 40.00 Week 10
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
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Every Week 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 6.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in TV and Media Production 5 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_D Bachelor of Science in TV and Media Production 5 Mandatory