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

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

Module code: LMD09160
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
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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 (Los 1,2,3,5). The practical workshops will develop and extend technical skills (LO 4). You will work in groups and be expected to collaborate with fellow students in the development and production of a factual programme (Los 2, 3, 4). You will record, analyse and reflect upon your own work and experience during this process (LOs 1, 5). Research and analytical skills will be developed through lectures, exercises and seminar discussions and will culminate in an academic essay (LOs 1, 5).

Formative Assessment:
You will receive feedback throughout this module that should be applied to your learning. There will be two formative assessments during the module. These will include individual editing projects during workshops and group camera skills exercises (Los 1, 4). You will then work together in student production teams towards the creation of a proposal and pitch (LOs 1, 2, 3). In each of these cases you will receive formative feedback at the end of each project.

Summative Assessment:
There will be three summative assessments: the first assessment is a non-scripted short or pilot programme which you will pitch and produce as a group. You will collaborate to research and pitch the idea as part of a team (LO3). You will be individually marked according to your role in the production team. The programme will demonstrate a creative response appropriate for this genre and showcase a range of technical and production skills and competencies (40%) (LOs 1, 2, 4). It should also be a marketable production with a clear audience and broadcast platform.
For the second assessment, you will write a reflective production essay outlining your work on the short programme and giving your analysis of the process and final product itself. (LOs 1, 5). This will be worth 30% of the final mark.
Assessment 3 will be an academic essay (weighted at 30%) in which you will examine and discuss current theories of non-scripted storytelling and demonstrate an understanding of the industry context around non-scripted television & multi-platform content (LOs 1, 5). Your tutor will provide a selection of essay title options.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 40 1,2,3, 4 13 HOURS= 00.25, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 30 1, 5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Essay 30 1,5 8 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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