Checking date: 13/10/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Media Landscape
Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 382 - Estudio: 211)


Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


1. Basic general knowledge about the audiovisual system function (main contents, main authors, class readings). 2. Ability to apply theoretical and critical analysis to media institutions (main ideas and concepts comprehension, personal analysis and its communication by the student). 3. Understanding of the problems and questions aroused by the media landscape.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Structures and systems of production, distribution, commercialisation and consumption of audiovisual products. - Organisation of the audiovisual system according to economic, political and social parameters. - Audiovisual policies at national and international level. - Socio-communicative reality in the Spanish context.
Learning activities and methodology
- Theoretical classes: The audiovisual system. Audiovisual agents and the impact of new information and communication technologies on the audiovisual system. Competence 1 (1.5 ECTS). - Practical classes: Explanation and debates on the key concepts related to the subject. Group discussions on written and audiovisual materials. Monitoring of current news affecting the different agents in the audiovisual sector. Competence 2 (1 ECTS). - Student work: Tutored study of theoretical-practical contents and teaching materials. Competences 1, 2 and 3 (1.5 ECTS). Exercises based on the selection, analysis and commentary of news related to the current affairs of the agents of the audiovisual system. Competence 3 (2 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Beck, A. (ed.). Cultural Work. Understanding the cultural industries. Routledge: London. 2003
  • Hesmondhalgh, D.. The Cultural Industries. Sage: London. 2013
  • Hirsch,P.M.. Cultural Industries Revisited. Organization Science Journal (10.1287/orsc.11.3.356.12498). 2000
  • McDonald, P. & Wasko, J. . The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry. Blackwell Publishing. 2008
  • Power, D. and Scott, A. (Ed.). Cultural industries and the production of culture. Routledge: London. 2004

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