cod. 1008765

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - First semester
- Alice CUCCHETTI - Sara MARTIN - Nicola TASSO
Academic discipline
Cinema, fotografia e televisione (L-ART/06)
Metodologie, analisi e tecniche della comunicazione
Type of training activity
66 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

At the end of the course the student will have to know the fundamentals of Italian television, from birth to today. He will be able to analyze a television program starting from the idea up to the broadcast. He will be able to understand the evolution of television programming in the history of the medium. He will know the main features of television fiction from its origins to the "complex tv".


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Course unit content

In the first phase, the lessons will be dedicated to the history of Italian television and the main stages in the development of the medium and the genres that characterize it will be analysed. In a second phase we will focus on the evolution of the forms of contemporary national and international television series, analyzing some significant cases. Particular attention will be devoted to the evolution of the television medium in relation to the new platforms.
The course includes two workshops, one dedicated to contemporary television series, the other to sport in contemporary Italian television.

Full programme

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J. Mittel, "Complex TV. Teoria e tecnica dello storytelling delle serie tv", Minimumfax, Milano 2017; A. Grasso, "Prima lezione sulla televisione", Laterza, Milano 2011; G. Grignaffini, "I generi televisivi. Nuova edizione", Carocci, Roma 2021.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons: during the lessons the topics of the course will be discussed in depth with the vision of audiovisuals and digital sources. The lessons will be structured with the aim of stimulating the students to discuss and debate on the topics dealt with in the classroom. The workshops within the course will be held by professionals in the field of communication through new media and television editing.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be written (with both multiple and open answers) and aimed at verifying the comprehension and learning ability of the scheduled texts and the audiovisual material proposed in class (the teacher will indicate the digital links of the audiovisual material available online on the Elly platform by the end of
the course) .
An assessment of insufficiency is determined by the lack of knowledge of the minimum contents of the course. A sufficient evaluation (18-23 / 30) is determined by an acceptable level of preparation by the student of the abovementioned evaluation indicators; the average scores (24-27 / 30) are awarded to the student who proves to have a level more than sufficient (24-25/30) or good (26-27/30) of the above evaluation indicators, the highest scores ( from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) are awarded based on the demonstration of a level from excellent to excellent.
in the academic year 2020/201 the course will be remote on the teams platform (see instructions on elly).

Other information

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