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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MFC3023 Module Title: TELEVISION STUDIO PRACTICE
Module Provider: Dance,Film & Theatre Short Name: MFC3023
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: DAVIS L Ms (Dnc Flm Thtr)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Semester 1.
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment (SITS MAB)


Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)


Continuous Assessment




Group production with individual evaluation




Module Overview
This module allows students to build on the knowledge and skills, gained at level one and two, in developing an understanding of key practical aspects of audio visual media production and provides an opportunity to present ideas and analysis in the form of television studio based productions.
MFC1009 Introduction to Audio Visual Media Production.
Module Aims
  • To develop students understanding of multi-camera and television studio production processes.


  • To introduce students to a range of considerations associated with television studio based video production.


  • To allow students to embody their theoretical and analytical understanding of media and communication in practice


  • To allow students to develop skills of responsibility and teamwork to a high level


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:



1)     Demonstrate a sound understanding of current television studio and lighting equipment and editing software


2)     Demonstrate an awareness of a range of considerations associated with television studio based video production.


3)     Work within the tight discipline of team practice in an industrial setting  with an understanding of the conventions of multi-camera production.


4)     Analyse communication through practical media production

Undertake highly complex technical projects from concept to realisation working effectively as a member of a production team

Module Content

Understanding studio facilities


Lighting for the TV Studio


Co-ordinating gallery and studio floor


Developing the Studio Script


Blocking out and rehearsals


Capturing performance in the studio environment


As live production and coordination



Methods of Teaching/Learning


Lectures and Tutorials

Practical exercises and formative coursework


Group studio work
Selected Texts/Journals

Yvonne Cappé (2006) Broadcast Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Television News Reporting and Production Marion Street Press, Inc.


Michelle McCoy (2000) Sound and Look Professional on TV and the Internet Bonus Books


Ivan Curry (2006) Directing and Producing for Television, Third Edition: A Format Approach Focal Press


Rod Fairweather (1998) Basic Studio Directing Focal Press Focal Press



Nancy Reardon (2006) On Camera: How To Report, Anchor & Interview Focal Press


Janet Trewin (2003) Presenting on TV and Radio: An insider's guide Focal Press


Andrew Utterback (2007) Studio Television Production and Directing: Studio-Based Television Production and Directing Focal Press


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