Module Title:Introduction to Production
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A strong emphasis will be placed on active learning in this module. A combination of tutorials, practical exercises and project-based assessment will be employed. Students will be expected to participated in group work where appropriate.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the production process. Beginning with creative photography, students will progress towards basic video camera work. It will provide a strong foundation in professional camera skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Show an understanding of the fundamentals of digital photography - including ISO, aperture and shutter speed.
LO2 Demonstrate the technical skills required to capture creative images.
LO3 Display a basic technical competence in capturing video footage.
LO4 Exhibit the ability to work within a group to achieve a common goal.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Creative Digital Photography
Students will be taught creative digital photography techniques. On completion, they will understand the elements of exposure - ISO, aperture and shutter speed. They will also be taught how to manually and automatically focus and white balance their camera. Through continual assessment, students will exhibit their creativity and understanding of the technical skills required to achieve asthetically pleasing creative images.
Video Camera Work
Following from the foundations laid in digital photography, students will progress towards video camera work. They will understand the basic functions of the camera and learn to achieve balanced exposure, sharp focus and appropriate white balance.
Production - Theory
Students will acquire an understanding of the elements of moving shots. Composition, camera movements and framing will all be clearly understood, with professional terms used and understood.
Assessment Breakdown%
Special Regulation
Each assessment will examine specific Learning Outcomes. If a student fails to pass a certain assessment, they will be required to submit an assignment that examines the appropriate learning outcome.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Exhibition Evaluation Students' competence with creative digital photography techniques will be assessed. 1,2 50.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will be assessed in relation to their video production skills. Students may be required to work as part of a group. 3,4 50.00 Week 11
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Every Week 1.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 4.00