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Travel back through the history of the television drama genre and its wealth of themes and formats. Tell the story of the rise of the writer in modern television production. Compare the Australian approach to TV drama with the US and UK.
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- 02 Mar 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify concepts, themes and methodology in the study of television texts and audiences
- appraise themes, concepts and styles in past and present television drama
- apply discipline knowledge to analysis of television drama
- synthesise national and transnational television theory
- develop an understanding of the changing production landscape.
- Genres & formats
- National Models
- Where does it come from?
- New production structures
- New Paradigm: The Writer's medium
- New American drama
- New UK and Australian Drama
- New Screens
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
- Printable format materials
Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.
No special requirements
Introduction to the history, theory and analysis of television drama including the development of format, genres and themes, industry structures and process, with an emphasis on understanding the changing production landscape.
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- Essay (30%)
- Short Presentation (30%)
- Research Report (40%)
TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution
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