Module Identifier TF32230  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Andrew J Freeman  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite TF20520  
Course delivery Other   There will be a series of lectures, practical workshops, seminars and tutorials. Students will be expected to do at least 120 hours of self-directed learning.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 8-15 minute television production produced by individuals or partnerships, with script (50%) and production package including script, storyboards, evidence of organisation and press release. For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at 60%
Semester Assessment Attendance And Participation: (Workshop attendance)  10%
Semester Assessment Assignment: Pitch treatment  10%
Semester Assessment Contribution to other final year productions  20%

Learning outcomes

Typically on completion of this module a student will able to:

demonstrate an awareness of the creative and technical concepts and procedures involved in the production of television and film drama.
take responsible and creative individual roles within television productions.
originate, research, and collate ideas in order to create a script.
transform an idea on paper into a television production.
create, plan and execute a television drama production.   
operate and use television production equipment safely, skilfully and creatively and take responsibility for others? safe working environment.


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 & studio lighting
Location sound recording
Digital picture editing
Track laying and dubbing

Students will form production groups of three within which they will be given roles of producer/director, camera operator (director of photography) and sound recordist/editor. Although students will take 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


This module is at CQFW Level 6