Checking date: 06/07/2021

Course: 2024/2025

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

Coordinating teacher: GIL VÁZQUEZ, ASIER

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


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.
Skills and learning outcomes
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

Extraordinary call: regulations
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 may change due academic events or other reasons.