Module Details

Module Code: DSGN C2G02
Module Title: Film and TV Design and Production
Title: Film and TV Design and Production
Module Level:: 6
Credits:: 10
Module Coordinator: Eoin Homan
Module Author:: Orla Ryan
Module Description: The aim of this module is to expand learner’s visual literacy and creative development in Film and TV set design. Learners will extend their creative suite of techniques and skills by working on briefs which concentrate on different historical periods and genres. Aligned with this the aim is to give learners the necessary skills to attain knowledge of the production management of film and television productions. .
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Attain the knowledge required to implement the visualisation of a film or TV concept.
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of budgeting and scheduling in production.
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of the legal issues pertaining to production and participate in a project-based collaborative learning environment to problem solve and coordinate complex events or productions.
LO4 Identify and research a selection of case studies of set design productions in film and TV genres and their approach to historical periods.
LO5 Critically analyse and evaluate creative research to develop ideas and present a set design dossier and model for a film or TV
LO6 Develop and present a set design dossier and model for a film or TV.
LO7 Work effectively on a group project and realize a set design/ Model for a working production
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
Indicative Content
Epochs, Cultures and Conceptual Worldmaking- Reality to Fantasy
This module examines multiple epochs and cultures analysing how stage and film productions have negotiated them. Through seminar and exploring case studies of period productions learners will develop a visual research dossier choosing a period of their own choice. Contextual awareness of racist stereotyping and cliched imaging in film production in relation to the othering of non European culture will be analysed and examined through seminar discussion and case studies.
Periods and Cultures Explored
Pre-Columbian Cultures: Mayan; Aztec; Inca; Africa ;Egypt: 2920-57 BCE; India; China; Japan.
The module will examine and develop learners awareness of production design and genres such as the Epic drama, Science fiction and horror.
Set Design and Cultural Appropriation.
Learners will examine set design incorporating discussion around cultural stereotypes.
Managing the concept
Managing the construction and design of the visual elements of a range of complex projects
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the complex roles and responsibilities in production and post-production
Script and concept analysis
Breaking down the script for budgeting and scheduling for design and construction
Phases of production
Understanding the complex phases of production in post-production, VFX and virtual production.
Legal Issues
Acquiring knowledge of the legal issues pertaining to production, multi-camera production, outside broadcasts and design.
Agencies and public bodies
Relevant authorities and agencies to liaise with for events and production
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%


Full Time

Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 20
Timing Ongoing Learning Outcomes 1,2,3
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Practical problem-solving tasks throughout the semester that will
examine learners ability to carry out risk assessments, hazard
identification and apply skills in relation to legal and indemnity
arrangements for production.
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 15
Timing Week 5 Learning Outcomes 4,5,6
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Presentation of research in self chosen culture/period to towards developing a 3D set design.
Assessment Type Portfolio % of Total Mark 15
Timing Week 10 Learning Outcomes 4,5,6
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Set Design concept, plans and 3D model towards the completion of the group production project.
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 50
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,5,7
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Working from a script or concept template, students will be required to
work collaboratively to breakdown the design and production elements for a working TV or Media project.
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
Learners that fail but achieve a minimum final percentage of 30% in the module will be eligible for one or more of the following: Submit assignment, Re-submit components, Practical examination, Interview or Presentation.

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Studio Based Learning Contact Develop self directed 3D set design. Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Learning Time Non Contact Creative research and design assignment development Every Week 4.00 4
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Contact Hours 8.00
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Jane Barnwell. (2020), Production Design for Screen, Bloomsbury Academic, p.224, [ISBN: 1501373714].
  • Barbara Clark,Susan Spohr,Dawn Higginbotham,Kumari Bakhru. (2019), The Guide to Managing Postproduction for Film, TV, and Digital Distribution, Focal Press, p.310, [ISBN: 9781138482814].
  • Bastian Clevé. (2017), Film Production Management, Focal Press, p.214, [ISBN: 9780415788779].
  • Terry Ackland-Snow,Wendy Marie Laybourn. (2018), The Art of Illusion, Crowood Press (UK), p.192, [ISBN: 1785003437].
  • Hal Tiné. (2015), Essentials of Period Style, Routledge, p.413, [ISBN: 9780415710053].
  • Phil Hughes MBE,Phillip W. Hughes,Ed Ferrett. (2020), Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, Routledge, p.622, [ISBN: 9780367482886].
  • Linda Stradling. (2010), Production Management for TV and Film, A&C Black, p.192, [ISBN: 9781408130964].
  • Andrea Martin. (2011), Quick Win Media Law Ireland, Oak Tree Press (Ireland), p.330, [ISBN: 9781904887461].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
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