Module Title:   Media Institutions

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0135D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Bradford Media School)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Ben Roberts

Additional Tutor(s):   Mark Goodall

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

The module aims to introduce students to the major UK media institutions, to offer an introduction to related theoretical positions.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
A series of lectures will deliver core material. Students` learning is supported by tutorials and directed study. Students have an opportunity for feedback on the content of their presentation before they submit their essay. The supplementary assessment is a 4000 word essay.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   176.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

evaluate the major theoretical and historical approaches to media institutions.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Identify the key elements of the relationships between UK media institutions, state, and government.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

communicate your ideas effectively in written and spoken English.

  Presentation   30%
  Seminar presentation (15 mins)
  Coursework   70%
  2500 word essay
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary Assessment - 4000 word essay.

Outline Syllabus:
Broadcasting and the formation of the BBC; ownership and control; institutions and the public sphere; the free press; new media institutions; regulatory frameworks.

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