Core Module Information
Module title: TV Drama Production

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

Module code: LMD09141
Module leader: Kirsten MacLeod
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

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

Description of module content:

On this module you will further develop your understanding of contemporary television production in drama and comedy formats. You will research and analyse the different approaches and styles of filming for location and studio based drama and comedy production such as one off dramas, series, continuing drama series (i.e. soaps) and comedy based formats such as ‘sit-coms’ and sketch shows as well as new forms for on-line delivery. Working in groups you will investigate, identify and practise the production techniques that are used in these programmes.

Content in this module will be practice and workshop-led and will require students to collaborate together to devise, research and produce a completed pilot television programme. An enhanced level of production content and quality will be required with a clear progression from TV Factual Production and TV Scriptwriting and will involve higher competencies, skills and professional rigour. Each group will allocate specific roles and responsibilities to each individual member of the team. You will produce a Role Production File which will detail your role in the production and include all the relevant paperwork associated with that role in the project: i.e. research; treatments, scripts, camera scripts, design drawings, risk assessments, schedules and call sheets, music clearances etc. Each group will produce a location/and/or studio based final Pilot Programme. This will depend on the genre and format which you have devised. You will also reflect on the progress of the production and on the development of your individual knowledge and skills in an on-line learning log. Final projects will be screened to the year group and will be peer reviewed.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Apply knowledge and understanding of the genres and formats of drama and comedy production in contemporary television and of the diverse approaches across a range of different channels and new media.
LO2: Formulate and document a plan of production relevant to your specialist role within the team that will demonstrate your research skills in content development and role production management.
LO3: Contribute effectively in a specialist role, making effective use of enhanced technical & production skills as part of a team to execute the production of a pilot programme for a new drama or comedy television programme.
LO4: Critically reflect on your contribution to the production process of the Group Pilot and across the module, situating it within the context of global broadcasting and creative industries.
LO5: Critically evaluate drama and comedy productions, demonstrating informed, concise and articulate writing skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MN100320_004 TV Scripted Production
LMD09141 TV Drama Production