FILM AND BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY B - 2017/8

Module code: FVP2005

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

15

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

H641

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 1 WORKSHOPS 20%
Coursework COURSEWORK 2: REPORT 30%
Examination EXAM 2 HOURS 50%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Film and Broadcast Technologies A (pre-requisite)

Module overview

This module is intended to develop understanding and awareness of aspects of professional video engineering.  The module investigates the channel coding systems for broadcasting television as well as format for film recoding. Broadcast communication and methods are also explored.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Source coding
Channel coding
Hamming code and Shanon Coding
Reed soloman coding
FEC
Broadcast transmission
OFDM
DAB
Microwave links
QAM
PSK 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: further develop theory and practice film and broadcast technology, using both lectures and workshop sessions the students will expand on their knowledge of the video distribution process and develop an understanding for compression format required for the channel coding.  The students will also explore compression required for film set filming and production review and editing

The learning and teaching methods include:


One two-hour lecture per week (weeks 1 – 12 with a revision lecture in the last week
Two  two-hour workshops
Six two-hour seminars

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 the planning and execution of a music video using industry standard equipment. They can demonstrate knowledge and critical thinking in video technology through the writing and presentation of an essay.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Coursework 1 – workshops continuous assessment (20%)
Coursework 2- report (30%)
Exam - 2 hours 50%


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.

Feedback

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

Reading list

Reading list for FILM AND BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY B : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/fvp2005

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.