School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2014 academic year. See information for MDIA 404 in 2015.

MDIA-404 – Television Industries and Forms: The Case of Drama

Points:30Prerequisites:None
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

This course relates changes in television's political economy to innovations in fictional programming, exploring 'post-broadcast' institutional paradigms, primetime forms, aesthetics, and narrative approaches. Lectures examine American, British and New Zealand industries and the following forms: hour-long drama series and serial, authored short-form drama, sitcom, docudrama, and comedy verite. 100% internal assessment.

Set Texts

MDIA 404 Student Notes;
Trisha Dunleavy, Television Drama: Form, Agency, Innovation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

This course is not currently being offered.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.