Module Identifier TFM8930  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Glen Creeber  
Semester Semester 1  
Co-Requisite TFM6730  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 5000 WORD ESSAY  70%
Semester Assessment PRESENTATION The student must give a presentation on one aspect of television analysis to the group. The presentation is asessed both orally and in written form.30%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


Lecrures, Seminars and Screenings. Topics currently include:

Module Skills

Problem_solving This element is developed through the students' questioning how (i.e what are thwe appropriate textual skills) to access the kinds of research questions undertaken.  
Research skills This element is developed in two ways; one, through the students' own investigations into what existing materials are available to them and the application of their own textual investigations.  
Communication As well as giving an assessed seminar presentation, students will also be expected to contribute to in-class discussions.  
Improving own Learning and Performance Throughout the module, there will be points when students willbe asked to think reflexively on their own readings/beiwings, as well as how their own work is progressing.  
Team work Although there is no group work independently assessed, it is hoped that in seminars srtudents will work together as a group in order to make the best possible use of these sessions. To aid group activity, the module coordinator encourages students to use the blackboard environment, specifically the message boards, to discuss issues beyond lectures or seminars.  
Information Technology Students will be expected to make active use of the web for their own research.  
Personal Development and Career planning Will inform students about the means by which television programmes are not only analysed buit also organised, structured and received. Clearly important when seeking a carreer in broadcasting.  

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Creeber, Glen (2004) Tele-Visions: An introduction to Studying Television BFI
** Recommended Background
ALLEN, Robert C (1992) Channels of Discourse, Reassembled: television and contemporary criticism Routledge
BURTON, Graeme (2000) TAlking about Television: An Introduction to the Study of Television Arnold
BUTLER, Jeremy G (1994) Television: Critical Methods and Applications Wadsworth
CALDWELL, John Thornton (1995) Televisuality: Style, Crisis, and Authority in American Television Rutgers University Press
CASEY, B et al. (2002) Television Studies: The Key Concepts Routledege
CORNER, J (ed) (1991) Popular Television in Britain: Studies in Cultural History BFI
CORNER, J and HARVEY, S (eds) (1996) Television Times: A Reader Arnold
CREEBER, Glen (ed) (2001) The television Genre Book BFI
ELLIS, John (2000) Seeing Things: Television in the Age of Uncertainty I.B Tauris
ELLIS, John (1982) Visible Fictions: Cinema, Television, Video Routledge
FISKE, J (1978) Reading Television Routledge
FISKE, John (1987) Television Culture Methuen
GERAGHTY, C and LUSTED, D (eds) (1998) The Television Studies Book Arnold
GOODWIN, A and WHANNEL, G (eds) Understanding Television Routledge
HOLLAND, Patricia (1997) The Television Handbook Routledge
MCQUEEN, David Television: A Media Student's Guide Arnold
SELBY, K and COWDERY, R (1995) How to Study Television Macmillan


This module is at CQFW Level 7