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Television Studies

Undergraduate | GRF-CMM221 | 2024

Evaluate television’s role in reflecting social and cultural attitudes back at the audience. Watch how shows are affected by policy. Critically analyse specific programs. Switch onto some of the most important people and institutions in television.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024

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Television Studies

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. better understand television within cultural, historical, economic and aesthetic contexts
    2. claim familiarity with key critical and theoretical arguments and debates related to television and media in general
    3. read, discuss, critique and apply theoretical concepts.
    4. claim an improved ability to undertake close analyses of different types of media texts.
    5. analyse written arguments and visual text, think more critically; speak and write more clearly.

    The intended learning outcomes are:

    1. Analytical skills: To assess and evaluate critically arguments concerning the relationship between television texts and wider social, cultural, industrial and technical issues.
    2. Historical knowledge: To gain further knowledge of significant figures, institutions and key developments in television history.
    3. Critical enquiry: To achieve a basic grasp of some important critical, historical and theoretical approaches to television. 
    4. Critical thinking: To acquire practice in forming independent judgements based on properly evaluated sources.
    5. Communication skills: To articulate in writing a range of issues with precision and fluency.

Entry requirements


Completion of Level 1 subjects.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment
  • Other requirements - Additional materials

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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