Short Title:Digital Media Production
Full Title:Digital Media Production
Module Code:MEDA H4001
Credits: 7
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:Garret Daly
Module Description:This module aims to provide the graduate with comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in the areas of digital video production and post production. The student will be able to plan, coordinate and direct a video to film festival and broadcast standard.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Produce a short dramatic or mini documentary film/video to industry standard, taking into account the technical, logistical, creative, design, management and legal requirements.
LO2 Develop a film treatment or script proposal to the standard required by a commissioning editor.
LO3 Appraise a feature film drama in respect of its editorial and technical aspects.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Students will write and create a industry standard treatment pitching document for a short film or short documentary. 2 15.00 Week 4
Project In a production team mirroring industry best practices, the student will produce a short drama or mini-documentary to industry standards.The production will be graded on script, direction, editorial and technical quality. 1,2 50.00 Ongoing
Assignment The student will undertake a technical study of a high quality feature film production, outlining the codes and conventions of the chosen genre, secondly, the technical aspects that are used including cameras, sound, lighting, graphics, editing, thirdly, a short critical review of the programme. They will submit their assignment accompanied by a web link of the programme under study. 3 20.00 Week 7
Reflective Journal The reflective journal is an individual record 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 and critique the project and the skills that they have learnt. 1,2 15.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Production work 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Production meetings 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lab camera, sound, lighting and editing 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Gerald Millerson, Jim Owens 2008, The Video production handbook, 4th ed Ed., 14/15/, Focal Press Oxford [ISBN: 948-0-240-52080-3]
  • Garret Daly 2018, Year Four Course Notes, ITT Dublin In house publication
  • Rea, Peter, Irving, David K. 2015, Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 5th ed Ed., Focal Press
  • Jones, Chris 2006, The Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook, 3rd ed Ed., Continuim
Recommended Book Resources
  • Tony Barr 1997, Acting for the Camera, 2nd Ed., various, Harpur Collins New York
  • Bernard, Shelia Curran 2016, Documentary Storytelling, 4th ed Ed., Focal Press
  • Pearlman, Karen 2016, Cutting Rhythms, Intuitive Film Editing, 2nd ed Ed., Focal Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 7 Elective