Checking date: 15/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Introduction to communication and media studies
Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 382 - Estudio: 211)


Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

1) Ability to recognize the importance of mediascape in the global world: from social media to cinema through institutions, media facilities and agents. 2) Recognize the historical flow behind the contemporary mediascape. 3) Understand and use the most important theories of visual media and moving image analyses methods. 4) Develop a media critical thinking: ability to work with specialized bibliography and the main strategies of essay writing.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Media Studies - Digital Culture, Social Media, IA - Mediascapes - The Path of Cinema & Communication Theories - Building Media Industries: cinema, radio & television - Media Heritage and Archaeology
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

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • John Gill. Queer Noises. Minnesita University Press. 1995
  • Laura Mulvey. Visual and Other Pleasures. Macmilliam Press. 1989
  • Robert Lapsley and Michael Westlake. Film Theory: An Introduction. Manchester University Press. 2012
  • Roger Hallas. Reframing Bodies. Duke University Press. 2009
  • Sheila Curran Bernard. Documentary Storytelling. Focal Press. 2011

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.