Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Advanced Media Production Skills
Academic Year
Distance Learning
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Creative Portfolio  (10 minutes)  70%
Semester Assessment Critical Portfolio  (3,000 words)  30%
Supplementary Assessment Creative Portfolio  (10 minutes)  70%
Supplementary Assessment Critical Portfolio  (3,000 words)  30%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an advanced ability to create a wide range of media content across platforms

2. Articulate advanced and ambitious intentions with creativity, originality and technical sophistication

3. Show a high degree of sharpened critical, analytical and evaluative abilities

4. Demonstrate an understanding of professional practice and the logistical pressures of different kinds of media production, in terms of time management, organisation, resources, audiences and so on.

Brief description

This practical module builds on the essential skills, techniques and competencies needed for producing media across a range of formats, while also expanding the potential for production across platforms. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with numerous production and internet-based technologies to develop vital and relevant skills in multiplatform content creation and distribution, both connecting and interacting with real audiences in a range of forums.




This content is indicative. In a series of hands-on workshops, students will build on existing creative and technical skills, as well as being introduced to new and alternative media production formats, processes and technologies. Over the course of the scheme, in addition to improving practical skills in the use of cameras, audio equipment and postproduction, students will built on their artistic and technical knowledge by working in the following areas:
Studio-based production
Green screen
Multiplatform production and transmedia storytelling
Content distribution and publishing platforms
Internet TV – live broadcasting
Location-based production
Nonfiction – interactive documentary
Social technologies and media - audiences and communities

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Use of editing software and camera technologies involves application of number skills.
Communication Short production exercises involve advanced communication skills between all members of a production team.
Improving own Learning and Performance During practical exercises, students are asked to continually reflect on and to evaluate their creative and technical decisions. In the critical portfolio, students critically evaluate how far they have realised their creative and technical aims.
Information Technology Professional software is used to edit the media exercises. Blackboard will be implemented.
Personal Development and Career planning The module emphasises media production work in professionally defined roles. The media projects may be added to students' production portfolios.
Problem solving Workshop exercises consist of an aesthetic and/or technical problem to be solved through decision-making. The production of short media artefacts requires problem solving in creative, intellectual, and logistical areas.
Research skills Pre-production for practical exercises and the critical portfolio both involve advanced research skills to extend taught materials.
Subject Specific Skills Students will gain advanced subject specific skills across a range of media production concepts, competencies and skills, including camera, sound, editing, prodcution management and online distribution.
Team work All creative and technical exercises take place in small groups.


This module is at CQFW Level 7