Core Module Information
Module title: TV Factual Research

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09131
Module leader: Kirsten MacLeod
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

Please be aware that priority will always be given to those students that come from a University where an exchange agreement is in place and that the modules below are typically for students who have previously studied TV.

All Television based modules require Editing Skills/ previous TV Experience to enrol onto these modules. This area may require a portfolio or digital link of previous work.

Please note that this degree programme does not offer a first or second year.
You will get a quicker response to your application if you choose three modules that are offered in the same year/programme.

Description of module content:

On this module you will look at the constantly changing TV marketplace; the genres, choices and agendas that influence factual programme commissioning and production in television in the UK and internationally. You will examine the role of the development researcher and investigate how this changes during production. You will explore how to develop an idea and produce the relevant paperwork: briefs and treatments. You will be introduced to a range of research techniques and to a wide range of research sources. Student will look at information collection and the building-blocks needed for both single and multi-camera productions; selecting interviewees, location, archive, etc. Students will also acquire a sound understanding of the three processes of TV-making and the differing research skills needed.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Evaluate & devise ideas for factual programme content for TV.
LO2: Formulate a treatment suitable for recognised commissioning processes in factual TV genres.
LO3: Apply knowledge gained to show an understanding of the different means of researching
LO4: Demonstrate an awareness of the relevant legal requirements, ethical considerations and copyright issues involved in TV productions
LO5: Critically reflect on the changing TV marketplace and the range of platforms, outputs and approaches to content delivery and distribution.
LO6: Present and pitch your ideas publicly.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD09131 TV Factual Research