Television Drama: past present and future

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Television Drama: past present and future

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Theory - Portfolio not required.

    This module introduces students to the key concepts and historical development of Television Drama in the US and UK Television industries, exam-ining texts from the 1950’s to early 21st Century. This involves (i) analysis of British & US television culture and the impacts of technological change and policy on both historical and contemporary television practice including the scheduling, branding and commissioning of programmes; (ii) the study of pioneer production methodologies as television drama moved out from the studio to location based production models (iii) an introduction to writers and directors who extended the form of television drama.(iv) the ambitious development of drama into recognisable genres.

    Assessment: In-Class Participation (15%), Presentation Group (30%), Essay (55%)

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