Checking date: 12/07/2020

Course: 2024/2025

Television fiction genres
Master in Film and Television (Plan: 320 - Estudio: 290)

Coordinating teacher: ZAHEDI NADERI, FARSHAD

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
- Capacity to express knowledge, convey reasoning and reach conclusions to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear, unambiguous fashion. - Screenplay development including executive production. - Knowledge of the key tools of screenwriting for the development of film and television fiction. - Identify, select and develop proposals for film and television projects.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Genres and trends in contemporary television. - Television genres and transnationalization. - Storytelling in television fiction. Comedy & Drama.
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures. - In-class screenings. - Practical exercises.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70

Basic Bibliography
  • Chalaby, Jean K.. The Format Age: Television's Entertainment Revolution. Polity. 2015
  • Creeber, Glen. The Television Genre Book. British Film Institute. 2001
  • Gomery, Douglas & Hockley, Luke. Television Industries. British Film Institute. 2006
  • Sandler, Ellen. The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach to Television Scripts. Delta. 2007

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