Television Direction and Production


a). Acquire knowledge and skills to develop his ideas within the technical and artistic aspects of television producing and directing.
b). Develops practical assignments and realizes them with the appropriate and available audiovisual equipment.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Irene Ângelo Aparício Veríssimo


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language





BERNSTEIN, Steven. Film Production, Focal Press, London, 1997.
BALAN, Willians Cerozzi - Orgnização da Produção em Televisão.
KELLISON, Cathrine - Produção e Realização para TV e Vídeo (Uma abordagem prática)
CROCOMO, F. - TV Digital e Produção Interactiva -
MISSIKA, Jean-Louis e WOLTON, Dominique - Televisão: das origens ao multimédia e à interactividade.

Teaching method

Classes are divided in two parts. The first part (60%) is a lecture followed by a debate or commentary with active participation from the students under the teacher’s direction. The second part (40%) consists of watching audiovisual materials related to the content of the previous lecture.

Evaluation method

Método de avaliação - Evaluation consists of three elements: a test, a project development, a practical assignment. Written test(35%), Practical assignment(30%), Project development(35%)

Subject matter

1) Introduction to the two main great areas of television: production and directing;
2) Analysis of the elements that set apart the main television models and systems, and how one identifies and recognizes audiovisual concepts inherent to television.
3) Study of Television language, its specificity and its straight laterality with cinema;
4) Narration and its devices in various televisive formats;
5) audiovisual language in television;
6) The various production paradigms in the television industry.