Checking date: 27/07/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Television Genre
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: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


1. Knowledge of the notion of genre applied to the production of fiction and TV entertainment . 2. Ability to distinguish and interpret the various genres of fiction and production of television entertainment . Evolution over time. 3. Ability to analyse cultural, social and economic aspects of television genres as the backbone of the practices of audiovisual creation and consumption. 4. Knowledge of the modifications and hybridizations happening in television genres in the context of contemporary television.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
TOPIC 1: The television genre: an introduction to the systems and processes of creation and television programming. TOPIC 2: Types , evolution and models of television genres : programs, magazines, quiz shows, humor, fiction and reality shows. TOPIC 3: Case study.
Learning activities and methodology
- Theoretical Classes. - In-class practical exercises. - Homework.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • CREEBER, G. (Ed.). The Televisión Genre Book.. British Film Institute, London, 2001..
  • MORREALE, J.. Critiquing the Sitcom: A Reader.. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, 2003..
  • NEWCOMB, H. (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Television.. Fitzroy Dearborn, Nueva York, 2004..

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