Short Title:TV Production 2
Full Title:TV Production 2
Module Code:TVPR H1009
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:Joe Chalmers
Module Description:To build the student’s knowledge, skill and competence by increasing their familiarity with studio television production equipment, and to be able to work creatively in a team following a set brief and deadline.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Devise and record a studio current affairs / news show to an agreed brief.
LO2 Develop comprehensive camera, vision mixing, audio, graphics and titling requirements.
LO3 Understand the principles of production management required to function in a TV studio.
LO4 Develop a set of interviewing and presentation skills appropriate to the format/ genre
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Practical Work
Use cameras, sound, lighting and titling equipment in a studio environment.
Production Organisation
Understand the television production phases, the roles in a production team and the visual grammar of television
Undertake pre-production of a studio magazine programme
TV Presenting Skills
Have a working knowledge of basic interview and presentation skills
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment The student will undertake a technical study of a piece of television that mirrors the type of production they are working on in their practical project such as studio current affairs/news programme. The student will outline the codes and conventions of the chosen genre, secondly, the technical aspects that are used including cameras, sound, lighting, graphics, props and sets, thirdly, a short critical review of the programme, and finally a log of the programme including timecodes, audio, video and graphics content. Students will be issued with a TV recording to study. 2,3 20.00 n/a
Written Report The student will write a synopsis of two chapters from the core text book by Gerald Millerson. The student will summarize the key topics and write them in their own words in the form of bullet points. 2,3 10.00 n/a
Project The student as part of a team will produce a current affairs/news style programme of a defined duration with a set mix of elements (live recording of a process). The programme will be recorded in a live-onto-tape format to an agreed script. The team must provide all the required elements, script, guests, sets, props, lighting, music and graphics. The programme will be graded on its script, lighting and set design, camerawork, vision mixing, sound quality and sound mix, direction and production by the team, and graphics. 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
Other The project diary is an individual journal of the students work during the practical project. It will outline their role during the production phases, especially when extra-mural work is undertaken. The student will outline their role in the project at all stages of its development , show a use and understanding of terminology, display an awareness of health and safety and ethical issues, and evaluate the project and the skills that they have learnt. The production folder will contain all the production paperwork from concept to completion of the project. 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
Short Answer Questions Students will attempt 20 questions drawn from course notes and Millersone core text book 2,3 10.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.
Reassessment Description
This is a practical project within a group and cannot be repeated independently.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture TV Production 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Project Research and preproduction group work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical TV studio lab & demonstration 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Gilvary,G. 2002, Year One Course Notes, ITT Tallaght
  • Millerson, G and Owens, J 2011, Video Production Handbook, 5th ed Ed., Focal Press
Recommended Book Resources
  • Millerson, G. 2001, The Technique of Television Production, 13th ed Ed., Focal Press
  • Kinder, G.+Musburger, R. 2001, Introduction to Media Production, from Analogue to Digital, 3rd ed Ed., Focal Press
  • Philips B. 1987, Stand By Studio, an Introduction to Studio Television, BBC
  • Watts, H 1997, On Camera, BBC
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources