Checking date: 04/06/2021

Course: 2024/2025

Film and television in Spain
Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 384 - Estudio: 231)


Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
STUDENT PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: To successfully pursue the course will require the following prior knowledge: - Excellent knowledge of the Spanish language. High level of comprehension and oral and written expression. Most of audiovisual teaching lacks English subtitles. - Level of conceptualization and expression / writing for a college student level. - History and History of Art and literary movements of the twentieth century. Society, culture and politics in twentieth-century Spain. Especially academic level about history of Spain in the period between 1940 and 1992: dictatorship, transition and post-transition. - Techniques of visual image analysis (formal and narrative). - Domain methodology for developing academic papers. University level.
1. Knowledge of the keys for understanding the film and television studies in Spain. Knowledge of academic research perspectives on film and television in Spain. 2. Knowledge mainstream panoramic and cinematic movements and the evolution of television creation in Spain. 3. Knowledge of key visual culture in Spain, with particular emphasis on film and television production. 4. Ability to distinguish, interpret and critically analyze relevant manifestations of Spanish cinema and television in their social, cultural and aesthetic production. Ability to interpret the film and television production in the context of contemporary Spanish society.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Film and TV in Spain: basic concepts, approaches, methodologies of analysis. - Approach to the Film and TV in Spain: historical periods, social, cultural and aesthetic keys. - Film and TV canon. Authorship and popular cinema. - Issues, cuestions and cases of Film and TV in Spain.
Learning activities and methodology
Training activities: - Lectures Acquisition of basic theoretical concepts on the theory and history of film and television in Spain. Competencies 1, 2 and 3. - Practical Viewing and reviews of films and television programs of particular relevance to understand the functioning and the evolution of cinema and television in Spain. Active student participation. Skills 3 and 4. - Independent study student Preparation of theoretical and practical classes and supervised study of theoretical and practical content and teaching materials. Skills 1,2 and 3. Preparation and defense of a film-tv analysis, based on literature and resources of the University Carlos III of Madrid, that affects specific aspects of the subject syllabus. Skills 3 and 4.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Gubern, R., Monterde, J.E., Pérez Perucha, J., Riambau, E., Torreiro, C. . Historia del cine español. Cátedra. [1995] 2009
  • Ibáñez, Juan Carlos. Cine, televisión y cambio social en España. Síntesis. 2016
  • Palacio, M. . Historia de la televisión en España. Gedisa. 2001
Additional Bibliography
  • Allen R. y Gomery D.. Film History: Theory and Practice . McGraw-Hill. 1985
  • Castro de Paz, J.L., Pérez Perucha, J. y Zunzunegui, S. (Dirs.) . La nueva memoria, historia (s) del cine español 1939-2000, Vía Láctea.. Vía Láctea. 2005
  • Faulkner, S.. A History of Spanish Film:Cinema and Society (1910-2010). Bloomsbury. 2013
  • Palacio, M.. Las cosas que hemos visto. 50 años de TVE. IORTV. 2006
  • Palacio, M. . La televisión durante la transición española. Cátedra. 2012
  • Pérez Perucha (Ed.) . Antología crítica del cine español (1906-1995). Cátedra-Filmoteca Española. 1997
  • Seguin, J-C. . Historia del cine español. Acento. 1995
  • Triana Toribio, N.. Spanish National Cinema. Routledge. 2003

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