HISTORY OF RADIO AND TELEVISION
cod. 1010252

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor
MALVEZZI JENNIFER
Academic discipline
Cinema, fotografia e televisione (L-ART/06)
Field
Discipline relative ai beni storico-archeologici e artistici, archivistici e librari, demoetnoantropologici e ambientali
Type of training activity
Characterising
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives


Knowledge and understanding: At the end of the course the student will have to know the fundamentals of the history of radio and television, especially in the Italian context.
Knowledge and capacity for applied understanding: the student will be able to recognize and analyze how the social and artistic-experimental uses of these two media in Western visual culture take place, develop and change; he/she/they will be able to understand how social and technological-material issues have underpinned the development of networks and radio and television equipment throughout their history; he will know how radio and television have radically changed, in the space of a single century, the culture and the space-time perception of the whole humanity, shaping new shared collective imaginaries.
Autonomy of judgment: the student will develop the ability to collect and interpret data useful for determining independent judgments in the context of audiovisual studies.
Communication skills: the student will be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.
Ability to learn: the student will be able to develop learning skills necessary to autonomously complete further studies in the media and audiovisual fields.

Prerequisites


The course is delivered in Italian, as well as the procedures for verifying learning. The understanding of the Italian language is therefore necessary.

Course unit content


In a first phase the lessons will be dedicated to the birth and to the development of networks and devices and to the social and cultural implications due to the diffusion of radio and television in a global scale. In a second phase, the evolution of radio and television will be analyzed with regard about the Italian context. During all the lessons, great importance will be given to the main artistic experiments carried out by artist with these audiovisual media.

Full programme

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Bibliography


The slides and the digital materials used to support the lessons will be uploaded on a weekly basis on the Elly platform. To download them, you need to register for the online course. The slides and the digital materials are considered an integral part of the teaching material for all students: attending, non-attending and foreign students. Non-attending students are reminded to check the teaching material available, and the information provided by the teacher through the Elly platform.

Attending students’ program:

- Lecture slides and other digital materials accessible on the Elly platform
. Aldo Grasso, Prima lezione sulla televisione, Laterza, Bari, 2011
- Giorgio Simonelli, Cari amici vicini e lontani. L’avventurosa storia della radio, Mondadori, Milano, 2012.

Non-attending students’ program:

- Lecture slides and other digital materials accessible on the Elly platform
- Aldo Grasso, Prima lezione sulla televisione, Laterza, Bari, 2011
- Giorgio Simonelli, Cari amici vicini e lontani. L’avventurosa storia della radio, Mondadori, Milano, 2012
- Jennifer Malvezzi, Remedi-Action. Dieci anni di videoteatro italiano, Postmediabooks, Milano, 2015.

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.

Assessment methods and criteria


The exam will be oral 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).
The evaluation criteria will be linked to the degree of satisfaction with respect to the parameters below. 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.

Other information

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