Anno accademico 2019-2020


Paolo Parmeggiani
Anno di corso: 2
Totale crediti: 6
Tipologia: Caratterizzante
Periodo didattico: Secondo Periodo
Metodi didattici. Lectures about the main basic theoretical concepts.

Exercises in small groups aimed at applying the acquired knowledge on case studies.

Student team online activities to complete the assignments.

Modalità di verifica. Multiple-choice test. The aim is to evaluate the understanding of concepts and the ability to apply that knowledge in different contexts.


Sector-specific skills

Knowledge and understanding

To know the technical and aesthetic aspects of the digital television image.

To know the medium’s unique characteristics and the main narrative, structural and aesthetic models of contemporary television genres and formats.

To understand the stages of television preproduction, production and post-production and the digital technology chain.

To know the professional vocabulary (in Italian and English) used by industry professionals.

Applying knowledge and understanding

To be able to analyze a television broadcast, critically framing the structural components, the technical characteristics and the expressive strategies.

To be able to evaluate influences, transpositions, and re-mediations of cultural forms of the past.

To be able to plan a simple television program.

Cross-sectoral skills / soft skills

Making judgments

To be able to critically analyze the technical and expressive aspects of the television image.

To know how to review television programs, giving personal interpretations and distinguishing the different expressive components.

Communication Skills

To be able to illustrate with competence and accuracy, both verbally and on-line, theoretical and techniques issues specific of the television sector.

Learning skills

To know how to choose and use the most suitable technological and digital tools to meet technical and production needs.

To know how to choose and use the most appropriate information search tools for further researches and professional development.


The specificity of television language compared to cinema and other contemporary audiovisual media.

The role of television in the current social and media context.

The technical and expressive bases of the digital image: from photography and video to new forms of television.

The historical evolution from the technological, sociological, cultural, and productive point of view.

The programming, the schedule, the genres, the formats and the television contents.

The phases of pre-production, production, and post-production.

The professional roles and the organization of work in large and small companies in the television sector.

The new forms of the medium: innovative technical-IT aspects and the communicative potential.


1) Lecture notes of the teacher

2) Menduni E., I linguaggi della radio e della televisione, Laterza.

3) Grignaffini, G., I generi televisivi, Roma, Carocci.

4) Fiacco A., Fare televisione. I format, Laterza.