Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: COM220
Module Title: History of Broadcasting
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
A critical and theoretical module covering the development of television, from its beginnings through the development of different national and commercial broadcasting practices and agendas through to the rise of HBO/Showtime/Starz and the power of the Showrunner and the format.
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate an understanding of the historical factors in the development of television;

B Critically examine the different genres and styles of television;

C Develop an outline for a television programme based upon current demand and developments

D Demonstrate an ability to work creatively and independently whilst undertaking research

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars
The module will typically include:

The history of the technical development of television;

The development of national and commercial broadcasting institutions and companies;

Television genres;

Television studies;

Chinese television;

The rise of HBO and the cable television revolution

Television Formats

The power of the showrunner

The best cinema is on television – binge watching and the online platforms

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 50.00
2 Project 50.00

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