Core Module Information
Module title: TV Scripted Production (COG)

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

Module code: LMD09159
Module leader: Kirsten MacLeod
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

On this module you will further develop your understanding of contemporary television production in scripted formats. You will research and analyse the different approaches and styles of filming for location and studio based scripted 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 short form or pilot television programme. An enhanced level of production content and quality will be required with a clear progression from TV Non-scripted 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 short scripted programme or pilot. 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.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge and understanding of the genres and formats of scripted 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 or short form programme.
LO4: Critically reflect on your contribution to the production process of the short or pilot and across the module, situating it within the context of global broadcasting and creative industries.
LO5: Critically evaluate scripted production, demonstrating informed, concise and articulate writing skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CITYGLASGOW
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirsten MacLeod
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning will take place through lectures, practical workshops, and seminars for the whole class on one day per week (LOs 1,2,3,4,5). Lectures and seminars will be delivered to the whole class. There will be workshops and master-classes to develop and extend your technical skills (LO 3). You will be expected to collaborate successfully with fellow students and contribute to the joint development of the group’s work as well as your individual learning (LO 1, 2,3, 4). In addition the on-line logbook will provide the opportunity to record, analyse and reflect upon your own work (LO 1,2,4, 5). Research, writing and analytical skills will be developed through the written work (LO 1,2, 4, 5).

Formative Assessment:
You will work collectively during workshops and tutorials and engage in group activities that will be assessed formatively with feedback throughout the module. Tasks that will be formatively assessed include a class test on risk assessment and a presentation to class on your role and preparation for the Scripted production. You will also orally assess your role performance (ideally during production) to the module leader, with a view to building on your practice and applying it to the role. You will receive feedback that will support your summative assessments and your progress across the module. there will be a peer review critique of class productions on completion.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment will be based on 3 summative assessments:
Assessment 1: (30%) Role Production File (LOs 1,2,3) where you appraise and manage individual production role requirements.
Assessment 2: (40%) Group Pilot (LOs 1,3) - practice based where you work in a group to create a drama or comedy pilot programme which will make effective use of a range of technical skills and competencies.
Assessment 3:(30%) On-line Log (LOs 1, 3, 4, 5) in which you critically reflect on the progress of the project work and on your individual production role(s). The record will be kept as a blog and will be regularly updated across the module and production process.

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 30 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Project - Practical 40 1,2,3 13 HOURS= 00.10, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 30 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contact your module leader