Short Title:TV Production 1
Full Title:TV Production 1
Module Code:TVPR H1008
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:Joe Chalmers
Module Description:To introduce foundation level declarative knowledge and understanding of the technical, creative and theory disciplines of studio television production
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop a set of fundamental skills in the use of studio TV equipment including, cameras, vision mixing, sound and graphics/titling systems
LO2 Identify the three phases of TV production, classify the the roles in a production team and interpret the visual grammar of Television images.
LO3 Achieve the development and production of a studio magazine TV programme
LO4 Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic interview and presentation stills

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions The short answer paper will be an in class assignment based on material from the core text book, course notes, recommended reading and lab report notes. It may contain up to Twenty Five questions in a mix of multiple choice or short answers to be completed within a set timeframe 1,2,4 20.00 Week 5
Oral Examination/Interview The student will create a written proposal for a small scale studio TV production magazine style show/ exercise based provided list of criteria. the student will pitch the idea for TV production as part of the commissioning process. 1,2,3 10.00 Week 3
Reflective Journal The student will keep a reflective journal on all their work in the module including research, experience, terminology, extra-curricular work, team working, ethical and safe working practices. these class based sessions can be documented using an Online Journal with at least three entries. 1,2,3 20.00 Ongoing
Project As part of a team, the student will create a TV Production with a defined breif9subject, running order, duration, resources). The work will be graded on the quality of the script, editorial content, technical elements ( camera, sound, lighting and graphics); and the editorial and staging of the final production. 1,2,3,4 40.00 Ongoing
Laboratory The student will undertake a series of four minimum practical simulations/ exercises to mirror key technical skills acquisition. This can include a technical proficiency test on designated equipment. At the end of each session, the student complete's a short questionnaire identifying what they have learned plus a short reflective comment on the lab. 1,2,4 10.00 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 TV production Technology 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Project research and pre production 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Lab and 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. & Chalmers, J 2017 2017, Year One Course Notes / In house
  • Owens, J 2010, Video Production Handbook, 6th Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 978131553055]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Andrew Utterback 2015, Studio Television production and directing: Concepts, Equipment and Procedures [ISBN: 978041574350]
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 1 Mandatory