Module code: FVP2002

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits


ECTS Credits



FHEQ Level 5

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 12

Independent Study Hours: 110

Lecture Hours: 22

Seminar Hours: 6

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 20
Examination EXAM (2 HOURS) 50

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Video Fundamentals A (pre-requisite) Video Fundamentals B (pre-requisite)

Module overview

This module is intended to develop understanding and awareness of aspects of professional video engineering as well as introducing television studio operational engineering techniques.

Module aims

Acquaint students with TV studio apparatus and communications

Develop an understanding of television studio system diagrams

Introduce the importance of timing in TV studio systems

Expand student understanding of professional television systems and radio communications

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Identify and review studio equipment required for a television production process
002 Analyse a basic TV studio into a system diagram KC
003 Identify timing proceedures required for video signals K
004 Explain radio communications used to and from a Television studio KCP
005 Describe the features of studio camera channels KC
006 Group work T
007 Problem solving T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Detailed look at the equipment in the TV studio
Analysis of studio systems
Studio talkback set up and use
Video channel
Sound channel
Synchronisation and timing
Broadcasting, satellite and radio links, including PSK and QAM
Studio camera systems 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: further develop theory and practice in film and broadcast engineering, using both lectures and workshop sessions the students will become familiar with the TV studio system and the communications associated with it.

The learning and teaching methods include:

One two-hour lecture per week (weeks 1 – 12, with a revision lecture in wk 12)
Four three-hour workshops working with TV studio equipment
Three  two-hour seminars
Guided reading

Assessment Strategy

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

their technical skills and theoretical understanding of video in film and TV through practical course work that will lead them through the functionality of a TV studio (Coursework). The presentation  will help them develop an overview of the technology involved . The exam allows students to demonstrate their technical knowledge and systems applications for broadcast and film.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Coursework 1 – 20%, (addresses learning outcomes 1 and 2).
Coursework  2 -group presentation 30%(addressees learning outcomes  1, 2, 3,4,5)
Exam – 2 hours, 50%, exam period (addresses learning outcomes 1, 2, 3,4,5)

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.

Reading list


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons) 1 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.