Television Production - JOUR6010

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 45 (22.5) checkmark-circle


This module will allow students to gain knowledge of television production from the planning stage through to its execution. During the Autumn term they will learn the language of television, camera work, scripting, organising a production, how to pitch a segment for a broadcaster, filming, editing, organising a crew and directing a live TV programme. They will then produce a TV segment in the genre of their choice (e.g. current affairs, music, arts, cooking etc) with support from their peers and academic staff.


Contact hours

Contact Hours: 30
Private Study Hours: 420
Total Hours: 450


BA (Hons) Journalism – compulsory module
Year in Television and Online Broadcasting – compulsory module

Method of assessment

13.1 Main assessment methods:

100% coursework, comprising:
Project Pitch: approx. 10 minutes (10%)
Project Plan and Structure: At least 5 pages A4 (15%)
Final Project: Two 12-minute (approx.) TV segments (75%) *

* Students must pass the final project to pass the module

13.2 Reassessment methods:
Reassessment will be on a like-for-like basis. Students will have the opportunity to resubmit their two TV segments with additional filming/editing.

Indicative reading

Holland, P., 2017. The New Television Handbook. 5th edition ed. New York: Routledge.
Millerson, G., 2001. Effective TV Production. 13th edition ed. Oxford: Focal Press.
Orlebar, J., 2011. The Television Handbook. 4th Edition ed. Abingdon: Routledge.
Owens, J. & Millerson, G., 2009. Television Production. 15th edition ed. New York: Focal Press.
Palmerson, G., 2008. Exposing Lifestyle Television. New York: Routledge.
Pearl, M., 2017. The Solo Video Journalist. 1st edition ed. New York: Routledge: Taylor & Francis.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

8. The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1) Plan, develop and produce television segments which meet Ofcom broadcasting standards
2) Demonstrate a systematic understand the cultural space that television occupies within the mediascape
3) Comprehend the language of television from camera movements to editing techniques and the influence of evolving technology
4) Develop the teamwork and leadership skills required to organise live broadcasts
5) Reflect upon their own work, and critically evaluate each other's projects and proposals
6) Demonstrate a critical understanding of the legal, ethical and regulatory framework under which live TV broadcasting must operate in the UK
7) Develop content and branding to build an audience for their ideas and understand the relationship between the editorial and commercial aspects of television.

9. The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1) Plan, manage and deliver a long term project
2) Deploy short, medium and long term organising skills
3) Display leadership and interpersonal skills by managing a team of their peers and guests


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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