Television Text And Genre

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Television Text And Genre

  • 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 main approaches to television studies including history, policy, and the analytical study of programming. This involves i) analysis of British television culture and the ramifications of technological change and policy on contemporary television practice including the scheduling, branding and commissioning of programmes; (ii) the classification of television programmes according to genre and the development of ‘hybrid’ or ‘new’ genres of television; (iii) an introduction to the industrial context with an opportunity for students to create and present their own ideas for television programming . The module concentrates primarily on television in Britain.

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

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