Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Successful completion of Part 1

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 2 hour Workshop


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Creative Portfolio (equivalent to 2000 words)  40%
Semester Assessment Group Production and Documentation  60%
Supplementary Assessment Failed components of assessment must be resubmitted: Creative Portfolio (equivalent to 2000 words)  40%
Supplementary Assessment Failed components of assessment must be resubmitted: Group Production and Documentation  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an enhanced ability to create a wide range of televisual forms, employing but also challenging the conventions of the medium.

2. Articulate and implement increasingly ambitious artistic intentions with creativity, originality and technical

3. Demonstrate confidence in and informed knowledge of a wide range of multi- and single-camera production techniques.

4. Show a high degree of sharpened analytical and evaluative abilities to respond to production work, real appreciation of the necessity of teamwork and an increased ability to give, listen to and share constructive criticism.


This restructured module will be offered as part of a suite of Year 3, 40-credit independent creative practice options in the Department's revised Part 2 provision. It may be taken by students registered for any of the Film and Media Curriculum Group schemes depending on the specification of their degree scheme pathway.

Brief description

This module offers students an opportunity to apply some of the technical and creative tools acquired during Part 1 with a view to creating increasingly independent work in the studio and on location, across a wide range of factual and fictional forms. The pathway leads from traditional television production towards more advanced, hybrid genres that merge different styles and forms.

Starting with a series of workshops intended to consolidate and extend previous experience, students will gradually take on more ambitious and self-generated tasks, devleping and realising concepts at an increasingly intensive and demanding level. Individuals will take on a variety of production roles, but the work will demand a high degree of collaboration and teamwork.


There will be weekly 3-hour sessions during the first semester exploring the following themes and topics:

1. Television production processes and forms
2. News production
3. Sports production
4. Current affairs programmes
5. "Film Festival" combining location (single camera) & studio production (1)
6. "Film Festival" combining location (single camera) & studio production (2)
7. Script development
8. Acting for the screen
9. Studio visit
10. Recording of fiction project (drama, soap/sitcom)

During Semester 2 there will be weekly 2-hour sessions. In advance of those sessions, students will produce and edit short pieces in preparation for their final film. These short pieces will be screened to the student group and staff facilitator, who, together, will review and discuss the extract.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication The student will develop writing skills in the creation of their scripts. As they are based on teamwork, the workshops will involve high-level communication skills. There will also be discussion of screened work and related topics, along with the critique of students' own scripts.
Improving own Learning and Performance The course will require the critique of all areas of the scenes produced in the workshops, from direction to editing. Moreover, the course requires that students discuss the work produced from assessment at the script stage. The students will be encouraged to adjust their work in reponse to this assessment.
Information Technology Scripts/Proposals will be word-processed. Digital Video footage would be edited on a computer using Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Pro. Other applications and computer technologies may well be involved, depending on the student's particular self-directed research problem.
Personal Development and Career planning The students work in profesionally-defined roles in workshops and assessed productions, and therefore gain a sense of a professional filmmaking situation.
Problem solving The weekly workshops present students with different artistic and practical problems associated with the creation of different televisual forms. In producing the work, the students will gain experience of solving the particular logistical, budgetary and technical problems involved in production.
Research skills Conceiving the video works should require research into a wide range of TV production, critical-theoretical works, historical, social and cultural materials. Filming and editing the videos will involve research into the technical systems used in their creation.
Subject Specific Skills Pre-production skills will be developed through the conception and planning of multiple productions. Single and multi-camera production skills will be brought to a new level. Editing skills will be developed through the editing of the piece.
Team work The module places great emphasis on the importance of close collaboration and teamwork.


This module is at CQFW Level 6