Television Drama: past present and future
University of Westminster
Area of Study
Radio/Television/Film, Television Studies
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Theory - Portfolio not required.
This module introduces students to the key concepts and historical development of Television Drama in the US and UK Television industries, exam-ining texts from the 1950’s to early 21st Century. This involves (i) analysis of British & US television culture and the impacts of technological change and policy on both historical and contemporary television practice including the scheduling, branding and commissioning of programmes; (ii) the study of pioneer production methodologies as television drama moved out from the studio to location based production models (iii) an introduction to writers and directors who extended the form of television drama.(iv) the ambitious development of drama into recognisable genres.
Assessment: In-Class Participation (15%), Presentation Group (30%), Essay (55%)
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