Factual Television Production (Documentary and Multicamera Studio)

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Factual Television Production (Documentary and Multicamera Studio)

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Radio/Television/Film, Television Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Pre-requisite: 4TVPR003W Introduction To Television Production or equivalent

    Practical - Portfolio required. Portfolios should demonstrate basic skills in camera, editing, sound recording & production mgmt.

    Working in large and small groups students devise and produce two factual programmes that differ widely in genre and production process. 1) Studio based Multi-camera Television show. Students work in large groups to produce 4 x 25 minutes live music magazine programmes. Through practice in the studio students learn the procedures and protocols necessary for shooting a large crew “as live” TV studio show. Students learn how to schedule, source talent, produce a running order, bar count, design and build a simple set and work collectively towards the recording of a live show in a proscribed amount of ‘on-air’ time. 2) Students are introduced to a range of documentary and factual programme making. Individually or in pairs they conceive and pitch a proposal for a short factual programme. Small production teams are formed around the successful proposal and the student groups are expected to collectively research and develop the idea. There is an emphasis on collective responsibility and problem solving. Students are required to engage with a variety of distribution platforms and convergent media. Students write a personal log plus a reflective and a critical analysis comparing the different production pro- cesses and their finished programmes.

    Assessment: Project (40%), Practical Work (40%), Coursework (20%)

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