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

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

Module code: LMD10117
Module leader: Kirsten MacLeod
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

In this module you will engage with a range of entertainment formats, such as quiz, game, talent and chat shows as well as factual entertainment. You will analyse and practise the production skills and techniques appropriate to the formats. You will examine the role of popular entertainment within broadcasting schedules and the industry and also the scope of international formats. Working in groups you will devise your own ideas for an entertainment programme. The best of the ideas will be selected to be developed and produced as 15 minute pilot programmes by the groups. You will work together in specific roles to realise the productions. The teaching on this module will be closely linked to the specific technical requirements for the professional delivery of each group’s chosen pilot format. Students will produce a role production file which will contain all the necessary pre-production and research documentation relevant to your role. You will document individual achievements and professional practice in your on-line log. There will be practical exercises and master-classes throughout the module designed to enhance your technical and production skills, including multi-camera studio production, gallery direction, vision mixing and post production.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop and work with knowledge and understanding of contemporary entertainment television production and of the diverse approaches across a range of different channels and new media.
LO2: Anticipate and appraise production requirements specific to your role as part of a team, in the research, development and production of an entertainment pilot.
LO3: Make effective use of enhanced technical & production skills within a specialist role.

LO4: Develop personal and production management and communication skills.

LO5: Extract core issues and confidently analyse themes relating to contemporary television entertainment genres and formats, with reference to UK and international broadcast and creative media industries.

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 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 2,3 4). In addition the Learning Log & Reflection will provide the opportunity to record, analyse and reflect upon your own work and experience (LO 1,2,5). Research, writing and analytical skills will also be developed through the written work in the Commissioning & Production Folder (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.
During regular workshops, students discuss progress with project research and ideas to tackle hurdles they encounter. The feedback obtained both in class and on Moodle will help students to enhance the quality of their assignments and television entertainment production. Peer learning and discussion is encouraged and supported.

Summative Assessment:
There will be three summative assessments: Assessment 1, (30%) will be a Commissioning & Production Folder which includes group and individual components (LOs 1,2,4,5) where you appraise and manage two different role requirements for the development and production of your pilot programme; Assessment 2, (40%) will be the practice based Group Pilot itself, where you work in a group to create an entertainment pilot programme which will make effective use of a range of technical skills and competencies (LOs 1,2,3,4). Assessment 3, (30%) will be an individual Learning Log & Reflection in which you critically reflect on the progress of the project work and on your individual production role(s). (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4,5).

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
Portfolio 30 1,2,4,5 7 , WORDS= 1500
Project - Practical 40 1,2,3,4 12 HOURS= 00.15
Learning Log 30 1,2,3,4,5 13 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

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