Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Group Final Production  30%
Semester Assessment Individual Contribution  40%
Semester Assessment Attendance and Puncuality  10%
Semester Assessment Group Production Log  20%

Learning Outcomes

Typically, on completion of this module the student will be able:

to understand and apply the principles of multi-camera shooting within the context of basic studio production.
to demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of each crew member.
to work effectively and co-operatively as members of the production team
to recognise and use appropriately the terms and disciplines necessary to studio production
to operate safely and efficiently the technical equipment, i.e. pedestal cameras, sound and vision mixing desks
to originate ideas and bring them to fruition in terms of programme production.
to deploy limited audio-visual resources to maximum creative effect
to use the studio experience to inform critical appreciation of studio based and/or multi-camera television productions.


Topics to be covered include: Principles of multi-camera shooting; Interviews; Simple demonstrations; Pieces to Camera, caption boards and commentary; Lighting; Simple drama scenes (rehearsing, preparing a script, blocking, technical rehearsal and shoot); Recording music performance.


The aim of this module is to acquaint students with techniques of studio/multi-camera production and to experience the different skills necessary to studio production.

Reading List

Essential Reading
Fairweather, Rod (1998) Basic Studio Directing Focal Press, media manuals series Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5