Module Title:TV Producing
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of lectures, tutorials, screenings, practical projects and critiques.
Module Aim: To equip students with in-depth knowledge of how to originate, develop and produce Factual TV programmes and stories.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate the tools, techniques and methodologies necessary for identifying TV-worthy stories across various genres.
LO2 Illustrate an in-depth understanding of how to critically watch and break down factual TV in variety of genres.
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of telling stories through words, visuals and sound.
LO4 Demonstrate editorial judgement regarding news values and production values in news & current affairs programmes.
LO5 Understand the evolving role of news & current affairs in social media environments.
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
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
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
News & current affairs
A day in the life of a newsroom. News values. Production values. Editorial judgement. Writing skills for news (headlines, promos, cues). Writing to pictures & graphics (packages, use of info graphics in TV news). TV news & social media. Dealing with fake news.
Entertainment and Factual Programming
1. Interview styles & techniques for various factual genres. 2. The Taster Tape. 3. The Shooting Script. 4. The Shoot. 5. The Edit Script. 7. Critical Analysis of factual TV. 8. Ethics when shooting reality TV.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Demonstrate editorial judgement and writing skills for a TV news production. 4,5 30.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation

Taster Tape.

Students will be asked to produce a 'Taster Tape' of contributors listed in their Treatment.
1,2,3 30.00 Week 11
Practical/Skills Evaluation


Students will be asked to create a treatment for a factual TV show.
1,2,3 40.00 Week 13
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
Lab/Lecture Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 6.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in TV and Media Production 4 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_D Bachelor of Science in TV and Media Production 4 Mandatory