|Module Title||INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION|
|Co-ordinator||Miss Elin Jones|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
Stuednts will examine the history of broadcasting, broadcasting policy and regulation from the 1920s to the forthcoming Communications Bill. Television as text and the grammar of television will be analysed. There will be a focus in depth on television genres (drama, documentary, soap, comedy etc) including hybrid genre and the works of significant individual artists will be given due attention. The relationship with audeinces will also be studied.
- To present a broad base knowledge of television by means of an analysis of a range of issues from the history of broadcasting in the UK, current structures and policy, the grammar of television, television as text, television genres and the relationship between television and audiences.
Typically, upon completion fo this module, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the development of broadcasting within social, political and technological contexts
- demonstrate understanding of television in terms of textual analysis