Core Module Information
Module title: TV Development

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

Module code: LMD09155
Module leader: Alistair Scott
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

On this module you will look at the constantly changing TV marketplace, the genres, choices and agendas that influence non scripted programme commissioning and production in the UK and internationally. You will examine the roles of researcher and development producer and how their tasks change 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. You will develop skills in information collection and demonstrate understanding of the building-blocks needed for non scripted productions including finding and selecting contributors, location scouting, archive research and compliance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate & develop ideas for multi genre programme content for TV.
LO2: Formulate a treatment suitable for commissioning processes in non scripted TV genres.
LO3: Apply knowledge gained to demonstrate an understanding of TV research and development processes.
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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Alistair Scott
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 24
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 00.10, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 40 1,2,3,4,5 11 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Learning Log 30 3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD09155 TV Development