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".
Course contents summary
The lessons will be dedicated in a first phase to the history of television in Italy and the salient stages of the development of the medium and the genres that characterize it will be analyzed. In a second phase we will focus on the evolution of the forms of contemporary, national and international television seriality, analyzing some significant cases. Particular attention will be devoted to the evolution of the television medium in relation to the new platforms.
Within the course there will be a workshop dedicated to communication through new media.
- M. Scaglioni, A. Sfardini, “La televisione. Modelli teorici e percorsi di analisi” (Carocci, 2017).
- V. Innocenti, G.Pescatore, Le nuove forme della serialità televisiva. Storia, linguaggio e temi, (Archetipolibri, 2008), from p. 1 to p. 78.
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 workshop inside the course will be held by a professional in communication through new media.
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) .
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.