Seriality: Film, TV, and Other Media

Module code: HA3465
Module co-ordinator: Dr Guy Barefoot

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to: identify, analyse and discuss characteristics of seriality across diverse media forms; demonstrate detailed knowledge and complex understanding of the significance of serial forms, dissemination and consumption; demonstrate reflective and analytical skills in applying approaches derived from both social sciences and the humanities to a topic relevant to both fields.


This is a co-taught module, run by staff from History of Art and Film and Media and Communication. It will be taught through lectures, tutor and student presentations, screenings, seminars and self-directed study. Through the portfolio they have to compile, students will reflect on their use of the serial and on how they can apply the notions of seriality they have been studying to their own viewing, reading or listening experience.

  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 1 hour of tutorials
  • 20 hours of screenings
  • 109 hours of guided independent study


  • Serial portfolio (30%)
  • Essay, 3,000 words (70%)