Core Module Information
Module title: TV Final Project Development

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

Module code: LMD10129
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 develop a number of strands of creative and practice work for broadcast and multi-platform production, some of which will progress to production in Trimester 2 as your Final Year Project. On this module you will extend the knowledge, skills and understanding attained in the Production and Development modules at Level 9 in order to research and devise a suitable production idea for further development in Tri 1 and production in Trimester 2. Your work will involve ideas research; writing treatments; format and script development and storyboarding.
On this module you will work individually and collectively to devise and plan the projects which you will undertake as final year projects in Trimester 2. There will be workshops and tutorials to enable you to assemble the skills required in order to organise and deliver a project at a high standard of creative practice in broadcast and multi-platform production, as agreed with the Module Leader.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Individually or as part of a small team, devise and develop an idea for production, suitable for a final project with realistic industry relevant delivery or distribution outcomes.
LO2: Demonstrate professional production management and development skills and working appropriate to television and multi-platform content production.
LO3: Anticipate and assemble required planning and logistics for the production, with a focus relevant to intended your role.
LO4: Apply effective communication methods, across the development process with production team and members of the public (as contributors, cast, research, specialists, suppliers).
LO5: Critically reflect on new developments in broadcast and multi-platform content delivery relevant to the genres associated with your intended Final Project.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirsten MacLeod
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures will cover television styles and genres, as well as information relevant to a range of project roles and production techniques that will help students pre-produce a strong final project. Lectures will help students engage with, research and develop their target audience, genre, theme/topic, story structure, characters/contributors, locations, cinematography, sound design and relevant post-production strategies, as well as writing skills, both for TV scripted and non-scripted. (LO 1-5)
In-class discussions during workshops and also peer-to-peer feedback will enable students to reflect on how to apply advanced pre-production skills to their specific final projects. Students will be given the opportunity to discuss progress on their project research and to identify strategies to tackle challenges encountered during the pre-production process (LO 2-5)
Students will reflect on, identify and experiment with practical and technical skills that will further enhance the quality of their final projects. (LO2)

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback on work in progress (i.e. non-assessed feedback) is provided throughout this module. When students pitch initial ideas at the start of the module, but also when students pitch their final projects towards the end of the module, tutors and peers provide in-depth feedback and advice. During regular workshops, students discuss progress with project research and ideas to tackle hurdles they encounter during pre-production. The feedback obtained in class will help students to enhance the quality of their assignment 1, the production portfolio. Students are also encouraged to post weekly diary entries to Moodle/online, reflecting on how they intend to put each week’s learning into practice in their individual project work. Feedback on these diary posts will help students further enhance the quality of their Assessment 2, the learning log.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment 1, a Production Portfolio (3000 words + portfolio materials), will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate that you have pre-produced a strong project that is ready to be filmed during the following trimester. Students will demonstrate that they have conducted in-depth research into their specific final project and also into the specific role they intend to take on during the production phase. The portfolio will include relevant research material, which, depending on the student’s role within the production team can include research notes, log line, synopsis, treatment, script, shooting script (AV script), series outline, character/cast outline, contributor consent forms, recce notes, location permissions, risk assessment, shooting schedule, call sheets, budget, notes on target audience, marketing plan, social media plan, legal considerations, director’s vision, set design plan, lighting plan, costume design plan, mood board, storyboards, script breakdowns, crew list, kit list, postproduction plan, colour grading notes, sound design notes, music permissions, etc. Students should aim to conduct tests shoots during this module and submit a link to video footage posted online. Assessment 1 forms 60% of the module mark and is due in week 12. (LO1-4)
Assessment 2, a Learning Log, will consist of two components: 1. A weekly diary of learning (500 words). 2. A 1,500-word analysis. Your reflective analysis should critically evaluate the process of pre-production, the quality of the project at its current stage within the production process, potential markets for this project and where it sits within the contemporary industry. You should reflect on industry content that has inspired this project, on advice obtained throughout the research process - from industry professionals, from academic reading and through lectures and workshops. Outline how your learning journey on this module has informed the final quality of your project. Also reflect on your role within the production team and how you have contributed towards the success of preproduction. Which skills have you developed during pre-production and which skills could you further develop during production to help you fulfil your individual career goals? Assessment 2 forms 40% of the overall module mark and is due in week 13. (LO2-5)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Project Supervision 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 60 1-4 11 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Learning Log 40 2-5 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD10129 TV Final Project Development