Checking date: 27/07/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Television Formats
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) Ability to recognize the importance of formats and tv processes in the global world. 2) Familiarization with the most important theories of television and industry. 3) Introduction the practical works on TV scriptwriting and analyses. 4) Ability to work with mature and specialized bibliography. 5) Knowledge of the main strategies of essay writing.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
-What is the format? Sources of creativity. -The Entertainment creative process: creation, development, structure of work . -Fiction: the creative process equipment, stages and deadlines. -Analysis of formats: types of analysis. Factors to be taken into account. -Sales : Notions of Industry and television markets. -Production, notions affecting formats: pitching. -Format and market.
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

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations

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