Checking date: 24/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Research methodologies in film, television and new media digital
Study: Master in Applied Research in Media (248)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
¿ Statistics applied to Journalism ¿ Research Methodologies in Journalism
1) To be able to generate potential ideas for research from a scientific perspective. 2) To be aware of sources that can inspire and legitimate scientific research. 3) To develop competences and initiatives in this area, both individual and team work, as well as to acquire knowledge aimed at developing an academic research applied to audiovisual communication. 4) Introduce to the critical analysis of research objects applied to audiovisual communication, with a special focus on film, television, Internet, digital media, social networks, virtual platforms and cybercultures.
Description of contents: programme
BLOCK 1: Introduction to Research in Audiovisual Communication Topic 1. The research design: Objectives, Literature review, Hypothesis or research questions, Justification Topic 2. The construction of the Theoretical Framework and the State of the Arts Topic 3. Scientific writing and its rules BLOCK 2. Research in Film and Television Topic 4. Research problems, trends and perspectives in audiovisual communication Topic 5. The methodological approach: main research techniques applied to audiovisual communication Topic 6. The structure and dissemination of research in film and television: research groups, associations, congresses, scientific journals and impact factor BLOCK 3: Research in New Digital Media Topic 7. Research problems, trends and perspectives in the digital sphere Topic 8. The methodological approach: main research techniques applied to Internet and digital media Topic 9. The structure and dissemination of research in new digital media: research groups, associations, congresses, scientific journals and impact factor
Learning activities and methodology
Master and seminar classes. In-class and hands-on projects and a Final Group Research Project presented in class. Orientation of the students towards the construction of the final project
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Acland, Charles R & Hoyt, Eric (eds.) . The Arclight Guidebook to Media History and The Digital Humanities. Reframe Books & Project Arclight . 2016
  • Bordwell, David . Pandora¿s Digital Box. Films, Files, and the Future of Movies. The Irvington Way Institute Press. 2012
  • Casetti, Francesco . The Lumière Galaxy. 7 Key Words for the Cinema to Come. Routledge. 2015
  • Di Giovanni, Elena & Gambier, Yves (eds.). Reception Studies and Audiovisual Translation. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2018
  • D¿Lugo, Marvin; López, Ana M. y Podalsky, Laura (eds.) . The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema. Routledge. 2017
  • Ibáñez, Juan Carlos . Cine, televisión y cambio social en España. Síntesis. 2017
  • Mendes, Ana Cristina, Sundholm, John . Transnational Cinema at the Borders. Borderscapes and cinematic imaginary. Routledge. 2018
  • Palacio, Manuel. La televisión durante la Transición española. Cátedra. 2012
  • Podalsky, Laura . The politics of Affect and Emotion in Contemporary Latin American Cinema. Palgrave MacMillan. Complementaria. 2011
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Baron, Jaimie . The Archive Effect. Found footage and the audiovisual experience of history. Routlegde. 2014
  • Chalaby, Jean K. Transnational Television Worldwide. Towards a New Media Order. I.B. Tauris. 2005
  • De Valk, Marijee . Film Festivals. From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia. Amsterdam UP. 2007
  • Jenkins, H.. Fans, blogueros y videojuegos: la cultura de la colaboración. Paidós. 2009
  • Juhasz, Alexandra (ed). Women of Vision. Histories in Feminist Film and Video. University of Minnesota Press. 2001
  • Morley, David . Comunications and Mobility. The Migrant, the Mobile Phone and the Container Box. Wiley Blackwell. 2017
  • Willis, Holly . Fast Forward. The Future(s) fo the Cinematic Arts. Wallflower Press. 2016
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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