Module Catalogues

History of Broadcasting

Module Title History of Broadcasting
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2020/21
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

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