Television Studies and Digital Culture
Students study originality, insight and applicable research skills through mastering contemporary and new ideas related to television studies; eg work on digital television, social media, fandom and participatory culture. The course introduces television studies, exploring its interdisciplinary nature, as well as tackling current and advanced debates such as those surrounding �quality� American TV, branding, transmedia and web drama. Analysing television in relation to its digital contexts and cultures of reception, this includes specialist modules on �Small Screen Aesthetics: From TV to the Web� and �Social Television, Fandom and Participatory Media�. It also analyses TV history and policy, thinking about how television has developed into its current forms, and focuses on audience cultures and practices, addressing how viewers make sense of, and generate new content out of, TV shows they love.
A 2.2 Honours degree (with minimum 56.5% final average) or equivalent in a related subject at undergraduate level and accompanying references. We consider applicants with other experience which gives an equivalent basis for entry. For international students, IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 (internet based) where applicable.
Modules include: Introduction to television studies and digital culture; amall screen aesthetics from TV to the web; research methods in film and television studies; television history and policy; social television, fandom and participatory media; audience cultures and practices.
The programme comprises 180 credits. There are 120 credits of taught modules completed during semester 1 and semester 2. This is followed by a research dissertation (60 credits) in semester 3.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 11,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 5,875 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Penglais Campus||Aberystwyth||SY23 3AR||Wales|
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies