Core Module Information
Module title: TV and Multimedia News

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC11133
Module leader: Miranda Hurst
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module develops video storytelling techniques for broadcast and online, with emphasis on devising creative treatments for specific audiences. You will learn the professional skills required to film and edit visual sequences, write a broadcast script, conduct interviews, and present on camera. Working in a group you will also engage with professional newsroom workflows by producing a number of longer TV bulletins. In this way, you will develop an understanding of TV studio production, incorporating presenting styles and live interviewing techniques. These ‘news-days’ enable you to learn in a simulated work environment, where deadlines for regular bulletins and extended news programmes must be met. The module is closely linked to the industry and mirrors real industry workflows. You will analyse conventional TV news narrative techniques as well as explore the evolving nature of creative digital video production with an emphasis on mobile journalism and social media platforms. This module ensures you will experience first-hand industry pressures and develop a knowledge of the journalistic, ethical, and technical challenges of working in a TV newsroom. There will be extensive discussion and critical analysis of contemporary issues such as privacy and consent, TV regulation, digital platforms and the place of video within a converged and digital workplace.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically assess and evaluate TV and multimedia news.

LO2: Apply knowledge and critical understanding to engage in the production of professional quality video content

LO3: Demonstrate originality and creativity in developing narrative techniques for TV news content in a converged media environment.

LO4: Engage in and demonstrate effective collaboration and group communication in the creation of TV news bulletins.

LO5: Critically analyse key themes and theories relevant to TV news and reflect on own individual work in this context.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Miranda Hurst
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 72
Online Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 40 2~3~4 Week 9 HOURS= 2'30" vide
Essay 30 1~5 Exam Period , WORDS= 1500
Project - Practical 30 1~2~3~4~5 Week 12 HOURS= 15 min bulletin
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
JAC11133 TV and Multimedia News