Checking date: 01/09/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Introduction to communication and media studies
Study: Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (211)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1) Ability to recognize the importance of media theories and processes in the global world. 2) Familiarization with the most important theories of media. 3) Introduction the practical works on scriptwriting and moving image analyses. 4) Ability to work with mature and specialized bibliography. 5) Knowledge of the main strategies of essay writing.
Description of contents: programme
- Introduction to Communication, Media Theory and Visual Studies - Introduction to Film Industry. - Introduction to Radio. - Introduction to Television Studies. - Introduction to New Media and Digital Culture.
Learning activities and methodology
All sessions are divided in one LECTURE, based on a theoretical presentation, plus one SEMINAR, in which students work on their practical exercises. Students are expected to attend all sessions and participate in the debates. Deadlines for written work must be strictly met.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • CRAIG BATTY & SANDRA CRAIN. Media Writing. A practical introducion. Palgrave Macmilian. 2010
  • Laura Mulvey. Visual and other pleasures. Macmillian Press. 1989
  • Maria Pramaggiore and Tom Wallis. Film: an Introduction. Laurence King Press. 2011
  • RobertmLapsley & Michael Westlake. Film Theory: an Introduction. Manchester university press. 2006

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.