TV Studies

Courses

TVST 105 TV History 3.0 Credits

This course explores the history of television as art and communication. Topics include: the origins and development of television programming, the regulatory environment and the history of the business of television. Television programs, both fictional and non-fictional, will be viewed from the fifties through the present time.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVST 260 History of Television 3.0 Credits

This course explores the history of television as art and communication. Topics include: the origins and development of television programming, the regulartory environment and the history of the business of television. Television programs, both fictional and non-fictional, will be viewed from the fifties through the present time.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVST 261 History of TV Journalism 3.0 Credits

This course presents a history of broadcast introduction in the United States. It includes an introduction to the origins, portocals, and principles of journalism on television. It also acquaints students with the prominent trends, programs, and reporting styles throught the decades leading to present-day norms and motivations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

TVST 361 Art of TV Comedy 3.0 Credits

This course explores the history of television comedy and examines its role as both programming staple and artistic form. By examining how sitcoms reflect our society and its most important social issues, the course seeks to enable students to gauge where both culture and the sitcom are headed.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

TVST 362 Art of TV Drama 3.0 Credits

Students will view and analyze prime-time, hour-long, dramatic TV shows, starting with television's golden age of the fifties and moving to television's "second golden age" starting in the eighties. Students will examine the relationship of the series to other programs, contemporary culture, and television history.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

TVST 363 Science Fiction Television 3.0 Credits

Students will view a progression of science fiction television shows from the fifties to the present time. Students will examine how each show uses an imagined world as a vehicle for exploring facets of our own world. The concepts and the production values will be discussed for each show.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

TVST 364 Teen Drama 3.0 Credits

This course looks at acclaimed television programs from the fifties to the present, which present the experience of teenagers as central to the overall show. Students will discuss the content and form of each show, in terms of the directing, the cinematography, the editing, the production design, the sound track, as well as the acting.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

TVST 368 Supernatural Drama 3.0 Credits

We will examine television shows from the 1950's to the present that include vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, demons, monsters, and other beings with unusual abilities that arise from myths, legends, fairytales, and folktales (and not from scientific fact.) We will explore a variety of supernatural themes in television drama, including those that reflect our fears of the unknown and our desires to be more than we are. We will also discuss what goes into creating a high-caliber supernatural drama television show, looking at both the content and the form. We will discuss the writing, the directing, the production design, the camerawork, the sound, the editing, and the special effects.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

TVST 399 Independent Project: TVST 0.5-12.0 Credits

This course offers students the opportunity to do an Independent Project in Television Studies.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVST I199 Independent Study in TV Studies 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVST I299 Independent Study in TV Studies 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVST I399 Independent Study in TV Studies 0.5-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVST I499 Independent Study in TV Studies 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVST T180 Special Topics in TV Studies 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVST T280 Special Topics in TV Studies 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

TVST T380 Special Topics in TV Studies 3.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 18 credits

TVST T480 Special Topics in TV Studies 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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