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  • 1. Starter – What do you remember about the AS Media Studies Course?
    • How many units
    • Coursework?
    • The Exam?
  • 2. AS Media Studies
  • 3. G322 TV Drama and Representation and Audience and Institutions: UK Film The Key Points
  • 4. TV Drama
  • 5. TV Drama and Representation
      • Camera
      • Sound
      • Mise-en-scene
      • Editing
      • Representation
    And how they link to…
  • 6. Representation
    • “ representations of individuals,
    • groups, events or places…”
    • • Gender
    • • Age
    • • Ethnicity
    • • Sexuality
    • • Class and Status
    • • Physical ability/disability
    • • Regional identity
  • 7. Firstly...
    • We are going to explore ‘what is a TV drama?’
  • 8. Task: Analysis of TV schedule
    • 1. Identify the TV dramas?
    • 2. Put the TV dramas into categories? (Crime, soap..etc.
    • 3. What is a TV drama? Sum this up in one sentence.
  • 9. A Definition:
    • A story that is presented in a dramatic way and explores a range of genres, from soap opera to science-fiction to costume drama.
    • A piece of film that engages with the issues of the day in an accessible fashion, i.e. through believable characters, through fantastic locations or plots.
  • 10. What is a TV Drama
    • We are going to watch an extra from Torchwood to help us answer this question in a bit more detail
  • 11. Why do we watch Television Drama?
    • What pleasures do spectators experience through watching TV drama?
    • Think about your own response to the drama you
    • watch
    • Cranford , BBC1
    • Dr Who , BBC1
  • 12. Why do we study Television Drama?
    • What can we learn about society as a whole, and ourselves, from studying representation in TV drama?
    TV drama is a reflection of society, a shared experience, a perpetuation of ideology
  • 13. Creative Task
    • Think of an idea for a new TV programme
    • Structure your ideas around the following:
    • Genre, e.g. crime, hospital, teen drama….
    • Plot / storyline of one episode
    • Characters
    • Settings
    • Also, consider:
    • Audience – who are they?
    • Which channel would it be broadcast on and why? For this you might want to refer back to the TV guide for some ideas