Module code: FVP1007

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

PRATT S Mrs (Music & Med)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 4

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 9

Independent Study Hours: 111

Lecture Hours: 24

Seminar Hours: 6

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 1 40
Coursework COURSEWORK 2 20
Examination EXAM (1.5 HOURS) 40

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Video Fundamentals A

Module overview

This module is intended to advance students’ understanding of the theory of professional video systems engineering, professional operations and equipment, the practical operation of a range of equipment and critical viewing skills.

Module aims

advance understanding of the theory of professional video systems engineering

Introduce broadcast and transmission systems for moving image

Improve quality analysis of moving images and sound

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Evaluate camera and picture reproduction technology KCP
interpret digital video signal and know how they are constructed KCP
compare analogue broadcast transmission systems KC
Develop knowledge of colour representation in moving images KCP
Interpret video formats KCP
Determine signal and picture quality KCP
Problem solving T
Group work T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Camera sensors and types of cameras
TV Monitor types
Digital video standards
Video codecs
Video and audio compression
Broadcast transmission
Vision engineering
Picture quality assurance

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: further develop skills and knowledge in fundamental video engineering, allowing later years to build on this knowledge. Practical applications are introduced.


The learning and teaching methods include:

One two-hour lecture per week.
Three three-hour practical workshops on equipment knowledge and operation. Students are split into two groups meeting on alternating weeks (weeks 2 – 7).
Four Two- hour seminars for oral presentations (weeks8-11)
Guided reading.

The overall student workload is as follows:

24 hours lectures

6 hours seminars

9 hours workshops

111 hours guided and independent study

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

and further develop knowledge and understanding of video engineering principles. It allows written feedback opportunities on a written assignment (Coursework 1). During the workshops and tutorial there will be feedback to assist with the structure of the oral presentation. 


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         Coursework 1 – Practical workshops

·         Coursework 2 – Oral seminar

·         Exam – Written paper given under exam conditions, 1.5 hours, exam period (addresses learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).


Formative assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and throughout seminar and practical workshops.



Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module, particularly in seminars and workshops.

Reading list

Reading list for VIDEO FUNDAMENTALS B :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons)(CORE) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons)(CORE) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.