Module code: FVP1008

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

Lecture Hours: 22

Seminar Hours: 3

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Video Fundamentals A

Module overview

This module is intended to develop students’ film production skills. Introducing professional camerawork, lighting, sound for location recording and editing skills for programme production.

Module aims

Develop programme production skills

Introduce professional camera, lighting and sound skills for location programme production.

Introduce editing and post production skills

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Understand the roles of TV programme production and film set personnel KCT
Apply health and safety to the production process KPT
Demonstrate professional camera skills understand and apply the theories behind camera operation KCP
Describe the theory and demonstrate the practice of location lighting KC
Demonstrate good sound recording and sound editing for film production KC
Apply storytelling and creative development to the production process KT
Produce a professional edit showing an understanding of editing rules and principles and an analysis of good quality sound and vision KCT
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:

Roles in TV and Film
Pre-production in practice
Health and safety for filming
Camera sensors and types of cameras
Lenses and apertures
Camera settings such as white balance, shutter speed, format etc
Lighting design
Sound recording skills
Programme development and the application of storytelling
The application of digital video standards
Editing basics and post production
Programme critique and critical analysis

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop understanding of the production process and the implementation of the creative process to the industry craft skills which start to develop professional skills.

The learning and teaching methods include:
•One two-hour lecture per week.
•Five three-hour practical workshops on equipment knowledge and operation. Students are split into two groups meeting on alternating weeks (weeks 1 – 10).
•One three hour programme review and critiques in Wk 12
•Guided reading.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their understanding of the production process and showcase their professional craft skills It allows written feedback opportunities on a written assignment (Coursework 1). The practical workshops give the opportunity for formative feedback


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         Coursework 1 – Health and Safety Risk assessment

·         Coursework 2 – A variety of small group workshops assessments showing skills in camerawork, lighting, sound recording and editing.

·         Coursework 3 – Film production which will be an individual production but each student must help with two other films


Formative assessment

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



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

Reading list

Reading list for FILM PRODUCTION :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required 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.