Core Module Information
Module title: TV Non-scripted Production

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

Module code: LMD09156
Module leader: Kirsten MacLeod
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

You will be introduced to contemporary working practice for non-scripted tv and multi-platform content. Content in this module will be practice-led and will require you to collaborate together to devise, research and produce a completed short or pilot non-scripted programme. You will approach this task with professional rigour and each production group will allocate specific roles and responsibilities to each member of the team. Within these groups you will present a commissioning pitch and complete a pre-production portfolio for which you will receive formative feedback. Each group will then produce, film and edit the final non-scripted programme. You will also reflect on the progress of your group and on the development of your individual knowledge and skills. This will involve analysing and evaluating how your work relates to contemporary developments in broadcast television, multi-platform content and other creative media, particularly in the Scottish context.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the genres of non-scripted and factual production in contemporary television and of the diverse approaches across a range of different channels and new media.
LO2: As part of a team research, devise and execute the production of a short or pilot programme for a new non-scripted television programme.
LO3: Apply presentation skills and an understanding of industry commissioning requirements to pitch the non-scripted programme idea within the context of the UK, Scottish TV and online industries.
LO4: Contribute effectively in a specialist role within the team and collaborate to produce the short/pilot programme which will demonstrate your technical skills in various areas of television filming operations.
LO5: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current theories and debates around non-scripted TV and multi platform content.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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LMD09156 TV Non-scripted Production