Introduction to Television Drama

This module employs the concept of genre as a means of introducing a range of approaches to the textual interpretation and analysis of this important and influential medium. Case studies drawn Soap Opera, Sitcom, Drama Documentary, Crime Drama and Postmodern Television allow for the development of an understanding of the technical and aesthetic means by which meanings are constructed on television and of the socio-cultural and institutional contexts in which these meanings circulate. Assessment is by group presentation and written examination.