Television Studies

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Television Studies

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Broadcasting, Communication, Public Relations, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    1. Ability to understand and assimilate television from an academic perspective.
    2. Knowledge of the main theories and methodologies in the study of television.
    3. Ability to apply various theories and methodologies to the production of television programs.
    4. Understanding the social function exercised by television and its importance for the understanding of
    contemporary cultural change.
    5. Ability to accomplish a medium-sized research in the field of Television Studies.
    I. Television, Culture and Society.
    II. Introduction to Television Studies.
    III. Technology and the History of Television.
    IV. Television and History.
    V. Five or Six Things to Know About TV in Spain.
    VI. Television Institutions and Authorship.
    VII. Television Audiences: Consumption and Fandom.
    VIII. Television, National Identity and Globalization.
    - Exam: 6 points. In order to pass this course, it is required to get at least 3 points (50% of the maximum grade) in
    the exam. The readings available in the Aula Global platform are required for the exam.
    - Practical work: 4 points.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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