Television and New Broadcasting Media BA(Hons)
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Facts about Television and New Broadcasting Media
|Year of entry||2013|
|Qualification||BA(Hons) (joint honours only)|
|Application route||3 years full time: apply through UCAS
6 years part time: apply direct to the University
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About this course
Why choose this course?
This degree explores the evolving nature of television and its relationship with a range of interrelated media forms – radio and the internet, journalism, mobile phones, tablets and iPods. It will train you to analyse visual texts and to create your own. It offers a thorough understanding of television and new media histories, enabling you to go forward to shape television's future.
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What will you study?
In an age of globalisation, new technologies and multiple channels, contemporary television is no longer a box in the corner, but a dynamic form that operates across media platforms.
Year 1 modules introduce you to the study of television and other broadcasting media to help you consider how television has developed in Britain, how it is produced and how it is perceived. An introductory skills module will train you to 'read' television and its programmes, and place them within social, cultural and historical contexts. A practical strand will enable you to learn basic writing, designing, digital video, sound recording and editing skills.
In Year 2, modules focus on different key genres of television, such as detective fiction, light entertainment and comedy. The practical module in Year 2 will develop your skills in digital production, while theoretical modules encourage more independent research. During the second year, you will also have the opportunity of spending a period of time abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities.
In Year 3, option modules enable you to specialise in your areas of interest. Special Study modules offer an opportunity for in-depth analysis of a range of key areas, including TV horror, science fiction and sport, while the dissertation will enable you to develop your own area of study. Practical work will focus upon studio production, while a work placement module offers the opportunity for learning within the sector. Your practical and theoretical work will become even more self-sufficient and independent.
You will also have the opportunity to study a foreign language for free during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Are you Watching Carefully? Close Readings of Television
- Getting on the Box: Expressing Ideas Through TV
Year 2 (Level 5)
- Just Like That!: Comedy and Light Entertainment in TV and Film
- New Broadcast Production
- Watching the Detectives
Year 3 (Level 6)
- Small Screen, Big Dramas: Understanding Television Drama
- Special Study: Watch the Skies: Science Fiction Television and Film
- Special Study: We are the Champions. Sport and Broadcasting
- @ Work in the Media Industries
- Film/TV Dissertation
- Film/TV Dissertation Capstone Project
- Film/TV Special Study Capstone Project