Core Module Information
Module title: TV Specialisms

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

Module code: LMD10128
Module leader: David Byrne
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

You will choose a specialist area from a) Producing and production management, b) post production, or c) Cinematography/Camera. There will be provision for Sound depending on demand. You will review and develop production and craft skills needed for professional television programme making. You will apply your learning to short group productions and exercises across a range of genres chosen by the Module Leader. These might include editing a scene to create suspense, shooting a scene that replicates a contemporary TV Drama, creating an unscripted programme budget . You will produce written work that will include a role related professional portfolio and a critical reflection on your skills based learning with reference to professional contexts. Across the module you will be exposed to and expected to work to a professional standard, prioritizing effective communication, practice and leadership. Through your group work you will be expected to demonstrate positive team working approaches and skills.

Learning Outcomes for module:

• LO1: Critically evaluate and apply specialist knowledge, skills and understanding to a range of professional tasks
• LO2: Demonstrate an informed professional approach to your practice.?
• LO3: Demonstrate critical awareness of own and others’ roles and responsibilities.?
• LO4: Critically review and consolidate knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in specialist area.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirsten MacLeod
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning will combine specialist skills workshops and tutorial groups (LO1) with self-study and research (LO4). Students will be supported to engage with mentors/industry professionals to develop industry knowledge (LO1, 2, 3). Through group work students will develop applied skills and collaborative approaches to professional practice (LO1, 2 & 3).

Formative Assessment:
There will be a number of formative exercises during the module. These will include technical exercises, research, production management and creative tasks (LOs 1 - 3). In each of these cases students will receive formative feedback at the end of each project and discuss progress with tutor (LO4).

Summative Assessment:
1. Critical Practice Review (Wk 12) : Individual written assessment demonstrating critical review of learning in specialist area (LO4). This should demonstrate applied industry knowledge and include critical reflection on the work of a specialist working in the area of specialism (LO2). (approx 2000 words).
2. Production & Portfolio (Wk 14) (60%). This will demonstrate individual and collaborative applied skills on short productions or production tasks set by Module Leader (LOs1-3). Students may work across more than one production task to demonstrate skills & knowledge in more than one genre. Students will receive an individual mark for evidence of skills competency & professional practice. The written portfolio will contextualise your role in the production and include relevant paperwork associated with the role. Length varies dependent on role taken.

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
Report 40 LO 4 12 , WORDS= 2000
Project - Practical 60 LO 1, 2, 3 14/15 HOURS= 00.05
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
TV Specialisms