Module Title:   British Film and Television Drama

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0251D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Bradford Media School)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Ms K Scott

Additional Tutor(s):   Mark Goodall

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To explore British film and television drama as a genre, in order to develop an understanding of its social, cultural and political importance.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, independent viewing, directed reading facilitated via Blackboard and tutor-led group discussions.

Lectures:   16.00          Directed Study:   155.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   9.00          Other:   20.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

identify the various ways in which British television drama has addressed social, political and cultural issues.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate a developed understanding of the ways in which television drama can reflect, create and generate `meanings`.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, critical reading skills and the ability to summarize information and take part in group discussions.

  Coursework   20%
 
  Essay proforma
  Coursework   80%
 
  3000 word essay
  Coursework   100%
 
  Supplementary assessment: 3000 word essay on a pre-negotiated text.

Outline Syllabus:
British television drama will be explored from a social, political and cultural perspective in order to develop an understanding of the ways in which texts can both reflect and generate `meanings`. Key texts will be used to illustrate the ways in which drama has responded to contemporaneous social and political issues.

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