Checking date: 05/09/2017

Course: 2020/2021

Television Studies
Study: Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (211)

Coordinating teacher: PALACIO ARRANZ, JOSE MANUEL

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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.
Description of contents: programme
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.
Learning activities and methodology
1. Theoretical classes. 2. Practical exercises. 3. Homework.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Bignell, J.. Introduction to Television Studies. Routledge. 2004
  • Corner, J.. Critical ideas in Television Studies. Oxford University Press. 1999
  • Miller, T.. Television Studies. British Film Institute. 2002

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