Module Identifier TF21820  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Andrew J Freeman  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite TF10320  
Course delivery Other   There will be a series of lectures, practical workshops, seminars and tutorials. Students will be expected to do at least 180 hours of self-directed learning.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Attendance and participation of workshops and exercises (10%), Pitch treatment presentation (in groups) (15%), 8-15 minute television production (in groups) (50%), Production package with script, storyboards, evidence of organisation and press release (in groups) (15%), Individual written assessment of group production (10%)100%
Further details For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at  

Learning outcomes

Typically, upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

understand some of the creative and technical concepts and procedures involved in the in the production of television and film.
translate and transform an idea on paper into a television production.
create, plan and execute a television production.
operate and use television production equipment safely, skillfully and creatively.


Discussion of some of the many ways to make an audio-visual product which will continue throughout the delivery of this module.
Producing a treatment
Writing a script
Production organization
Set design
Single camera directing
Working with actors
Camera operation - shooting techniques and styles
Location lighting
Location sound recording
Digital picture editing
Track laying and dubbing

Students will form production groups of three within which they will be given the roles of producer/director, camera operator (director of photography) and sound recordist /editor. Although students will take on specific roles within the production team all group members will be expected to fully engage in all aspects of the production.
Each production will have a public screening at the end of Semester 2.


To develop understanding of the creative and technical concepts and procedures involved in the production of fictional television.
To develop the skills required to translate and transform ideas for fictional television into audio visual product.
To discuss the creation of style, format and narrative in television and film production.
To consider conventional and unconventional methodologies of film and television production

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Millerson, Gerald Television Production Focal Press


This module is at CQFW Level 5