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Drexel Grad in London: Global Television Industry (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: London, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
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The Drexel Grad in London Global Television Industry program provides students with first-hand experience and an insider's perspective on the symbiotic relationship between the US and UK television industries. By 2022, global video and television revenues were estimated to reach $560 billion with OTT media services growing exponentially. Television and other video distribution platforms serve significant social, political, economic, and cultural functions and inform and entertain just about everyone on the face of the earth every day.
Through this unique program, students will learn the history of the industry in these two powerhouse countries and how they have spurred each other forward. Online, the students will view video interviews with UK industry leaders, journalists, artists and academics, conducted exclusively for the course. In addition, there will be an array of readings and other video materials assigned. Students will also follow industry websites closely throughout the course to keep up with the dynamic changes in the business. All students will travel to London for a one-week London component for the course, bringing to life many of the concepts studied online. It is an amazing opportunity to participate in the very global nature of the industry.
Please note, this course will run regardless of the status of the study abroad portion. Content will be adjusted accordingly and will still count as a 3 credit elective for the TVMN Program.
TVMN 675 The Global Television Industry is a 3 credit, 10-week online adventure, with a one- week component in London. The course consists of online seminars with industry leaders from the UK, US and around the world. During the 8th week, students will travel to London for an intensive round of face-to-face seminars and site visits hosted by professionals from the BBC, ITV, CNN, NBC, Sky and other leading media companies, as well as meals and meetings with journalists, academics, writers and other media professionals, some of whom will have addressed the class during the online portion. It should be noted that there will be significant walking involved in the London portion of the course.The trip to London is a required part of the course.
This course will take a look at the internationalization of the television industry focusing specifically on the US and the UK and the myriad ways they collaborate. Whether it’s selling each other individual shows or adapting formats from one country to the other, there is no question that a flourishing two-way flow of creativity, innovation and business acumen is creating another Golden Age of TV. Or might that be the Golden Age of Video? The course addresses the challenges that new video sharing platforms pose to the traditional television industry in both countries and at the impact of British and American cross-ownership which increases each year. We will analyze the efforts being made toward diversity, equity an inclusion in the UK industry and at the skills shortages that are a result of the incredible boom in UK production. This is truly a global industry and that poses specific challenges for Britain’s public service broadcasters.
While focused on television management, the course is open to graduate students from other disciplines. In addition, undergraduate juniors and seniors with a solid academic record and some relevant background may be eligible to participate. Interested undergraduate students should contact Professor Curry. Online classes will begin the week of June 26. The London portion of the course will take place during week 8. Students enrolled in on-campus courses during the summer quarter will need to make arrangements with their instructors for classes that they may miss that week.
Karen Curry, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Arrival Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
(suggested departure: leave USA on August 11th in the evening)
Departure Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Tentative Activities and Industry Visits
Due March 1 -$500 Advance Payment + $25 application fee
Due May 1 - $1645 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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