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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 31/03/2022 18:40:22

Title of Module: Studio Production

Code: BROA08004 SCQF Level: 8
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Business & Creative Industries
Module Co-ordinator:Shona  Wallace

Summary of Module

The purpose of this module is to allow the students to become more familiar with television industry studio practice and associated online and professional studio production approaches.

Central to the student’s learning will be their ability to reflect on the knowledge of a number of television production roles as applied by the student in studio production projects.

This module will introduce UK students to some of the skills, attributes and procedure necessary to achieve competency in the following Screenskills National Occupational Standards Production (Film & TV):

  • P1, P4, P6, P7 - P12, P16 - P25, P41 - P46, X1 - X4
  • Students will develop competency in studio production techniques.

  • Students will analyse various professional TV output and deconstruct the content, identifying specific techniques and professional practice.

  • Students will work as part of a production team to create a television show.

  • Students will reflect on their individual studio role and reflect on the final product.

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:


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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Demonstrate an understanding of current studio and multi camera practice

L2. Demonstrate safe production practices in realtion to studio and multi camera production

L3. Display an expertise in one area of multi-camera or studio production

L4. Demonstrate a critical and self-reflective understanding of multi-camera or studio produced work within a contemporary industrial context

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 8.

Demonstrate and/or work with: a broad knowledge of the scope, defining features, and main areas of a subject/discipline with detailed knowledge in some areas.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 8.

Use a range of routine skills, techniques, practices, a few of which are advanced or complex, in relation to studio multi-camera, lighting and sound mixing.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 8.

Undertake critical analysis, evaluation and/or synthesis of ideas, concepts, information and issues.

Use a range of approaches to formulate evidence-based solutions/ responses to defined and/or routine problems/issues.

Draw on a range of sources in making judgements.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 8.

Use a range of routine skills and some advanced and specialised skills associated with studio and multi-camera production, for example:

Convey complex information to a range of audiences and for a range of purposes.

Use a range of IT applications to support and enhance work.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 8.

Exercise autonomy and initiative in some activities at a professional level.

Take significant managerial or supervisory responsibility for the work of others in defined areas of work.

Manage resources within defined areas of work.

Take the lead on planning in familiar or defined contexts.

Take continuing account of own and others’ roles, responsibilities and contributions in carrying out and evaluating tasks.

Work in support of current professional practice under guidance.

Deal with ethical and professional issues in accordance with current professional and/or ethical codes or practices under guidance.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
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Co-requisitesModule Code:
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* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
Learning and teaching in this module will be focussed on the lectures and studio-based workshops. These will allow the students to discuss and reflect on the current professional practices and how they can be applied to working in studio production and multi-camera teams in class projects.

The module supports the acquisition and development of graduate attributes and employability, lifelong learning and citizenship competencies by:

1) Surfacing assessment-employability linkages to ensure the hard and soft skills and competencies learners are developing are made explicit and allowing learners to evidence the development of these skills and competencies;

2) Providing learners with the opportunity to work within a large team of peers in order to develop leadership and negotiation skills and support the development of diversity awareness and interpersonal sensitivity;

3) Supporting learners in the development of self-reflection and evaluation skills and competencies through the explicit focus on personal development planning and the production of reflective work.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery3
Laboratory/Practical Demonstration/Workshop33
Asynchronous Class Activity32
Independent Study132
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Brown, Lucy and Duthie, Lyndsay. The TV Studio Production Handbook. I&B Tauris and Co Ltd. (2019)

Fairweather, Rod. (1998) Basic Studio Directing (Media Manuals). Burlington; Focal Press.

Singleton-Turner, Roger. (2021) Cue and Cut - A Practical Approach to Working in Multi Camera Studios. Manchester; Manchester University Press.

Utterback, Andrew. (2019) Studio Television Production and Directing (Media Manuals). Burlington; Focal Press.

Access to a fully functioning TV Studio (or software and equipment allowing an online equivalent) for both tuition and independent study is essential.

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

Where a module has Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body requirements these will be listed here:
Attendance at all sessions is essential as it is very difficult for notes on Aula to subsitute for the hands-on experience of working in the TV Studio or with the online equivalent.

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardArts & Media
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelArts & Media
ModeratorPaul Tucker
External ExaminerWilfred Darlington
Accreditation DetailsScreenSkills (UK Delivery Only)
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Programme deconstruction and analysis (1500 words) - 30%
Practical assessment and critical review of that assessment (1000 words) - 70%
The students will make a studio based programme in collaboration with other students from the Division Programmes (eg Performance/Journalism/Music)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Combined Total For All Components100% 36 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
Aligned with the overall commitment to equality and diversity stated in the Programme Specifications, the module supports equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds and with different learning needs. Using Moodle, learning materials will be presented electronically in formats that allow flexible access and manipulation of content. The module complies with University regulations and guidance on inclusive learning and teaching practice. Specialist assistive equipment, support provision and adjustment to assessment practice will be made in accordance with UWS policy and regulations. The University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy can be accessed at the following link:

Our partners are fully committed to the principles and practice of inclusiveness and our modules are designed to be accessible to all. Where this module is delivered overseas, local equivalent support for students and appropriate legislation applies.
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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