Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Tv Formats

Tv Formats
First semester
Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish,

Teaching staff

Contactar a través de correo electrónico con el profesor para acordar cita con una semana de antelación. pere.buhigas@rtve.es



At this subject will study distinct television formats, the feasibility of a project, the routines for his elaboration and the distinct possibilities of consumption for part of the spectator. It offers an approach at distinct modalities of informative programs and of actuality, hybrid formats of entertainment and skilled. Everything this at a general frame that seeks to influence at the identification of the new audiovisual narrative born from the development of Internet, the social networks and other digital platforms.

Pre-course requirements

No prerequisite is necessary to take the course.


Endow at the pupils of the necessary tools to identify and interpret a television format since a professional perspective. Acquire the competences to be able to develop a program of television at any format from a good idea.
Improve the analytic capacity, creative and organisational of the pupil that have interest for the television mode.


  • 01 - The ability to adapt to varying circumstances
  • 06 - The ability to develop academic rigour, responsibility, ethics and professionalism
  • 07 - The ability to apply the deontology and respect for the audiovisual sector
  • 08 - The ability of critical analysis, synthesis, concretion and abstraction
  • 11 - The ability to generate debate and reflection
  • 13 - The ability to create spoken and written communication
  • 14 - Knowledge and mastery of rhetoric and oratory to communicate own ideas
  • 16 - The ability to manage, analysis and reflect on content
  • 19 - The ability of informative documentation
  • 20 - Knowledge and mastery of bibliographic media
  • 22 - Knowledge and mastery of the distinction between opinion and information / colloquial and cultured register
  • 25 - The ability to maximize creative development
  • 26 - The ability to develop a sense of taste and perfection in the aesthetics and finalization of projects
  • 27 - The ability to adapt to distinct audio visual publics and markets.
  • 30 - The ability to study the feasibility of an audiovisual product
  • 31 - The ability to understand the financial systems of media groups and companies.
  • 37 - The ability to contextualize and critically analyze the organizational structure of global communication
  • 38 - The ability to understand and apply the structure of the audiovisual system
  • 39 - The ability to understand and apply the legal dimension of an audiovisual product
  • 41 - The ability to know how the distinct elemental agencies of the audio visual sector function
  • 42 - The ability to distinguish, analyze and dominate the distinct genres and formats of television, film and radio
  • 50 - The ability to adapt, understand and apply the expressive possibilities of new technologies and future changes
  • 51 - Knowledge and mastery of the functioning of Corporate and Institutional Communication.
  • 53 - Lingustic ability in Catalan, Spanish and English
  • 54 - The ability to skillfully manage the literature, terminology and linguistic structures of the English language related to the field of communication.



The television medium. 

Scheduling and grills 

Genres and formats 


Imagination and creativity. 

Materialize a project; own production and external production. 

Budgets and financing formulas. 

Registration and intellectual property 



Interviews and debates. 

Reports and documentaries. 

Outdoors and big events. 


Thematic uniqueness: Children, sports, meteorology. 

Specialized programs and channels: cultural, musical. 

The continuous informative formulas All news. 


Spectacularization of today. 

The reinvention of the report. 

Infotainment for specialized themes. 


 Introduction to transmedia. 

Multiplatform formats, streaming and mobile TV. 

Content and social networks. 


Impact on conventional television.

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Coaching. Monitoring how students learn the content of the subject, either individually or in groups. In the coaching sessions, mistakes will be corrected, queries answered, and exercises and activities to achieve the established objectives will be suggested. 0.2
Meeting Point. Meetings will be organised with notable people from the professional and scientific fields or the international field, and students. These sessions will take the form of conferences, work sessions, discussions, or interviews, etc. 0.6
E-learning. Virtual learning based on ICT. 0.4
Lab. Working groups that combine theory and practice. The aim of these is not to undertake already known techniques, but instead to make progress that is both theoretical and technical. These Lab sessions will culminate in the creation of a professional or semi-professional product. 0.6
Lectures. In lectures, lecturers/professors not only transmit content or knowledge, but also, and above all else, attitudes, motivation, skills and values, etc. They also ensure that participants can express their opinions and arguments to the other students. 0.8
Peer learning. The aim of this activity is to ensure that students gain the ability to analyse and be critical. One way of achieving this is by correcting their peers' exercises and results, etc. Each student will be evaluated twice: as both a recipient and a transmitter of critical knowledge. 0.4

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

La asignatura se supera con la elaboración de un proyecto individual o en grupo de no más de tres alumnos consistente en  un formato televisivo original y su desarrollo transmedia. Supone el 100% de la nota final, desglosado en los siguientes apartados:

VALORACIÓN DEL Proyecto transmedia basado en un formato original para televisión.

Formats Televisius curs 2022-2023

 Memoria como proyecto académico y profesional. Presentación, índice, mapa del universo transmedia y bases teóricas: género, subgénero y formato del programa de TV. VALORACIÓN 2 PUNTOS

Imagen del proyecto y conceptos estructurales. Título, recursos técnicos, estética, colores, platós, tipografía, logotipo. VALORACIÓN 2 PUNTOS

Mecánica del programa de TV y distribución. Formato, escaleta ejemplo, propuesta de presentadores y especialistas, canal de emisión y/o plataformas, franja, horario, duración, periodicidad, público objetivo. VALORACIÓN 2 PUNTO

Dimensión transmedia. Estrategia, identificación y definición del universo y de las comunidades, medios implicados, contenidos y mecánica. Interactividad. VALORACIÓN 3 PUNTOS

Formatos de referencia, costes de producción, registro de la idea y referencias. Comparativa con otros formatos, estimación aproximada del coste por capítulo, indicaciones de los pasos a seguir para proteger la idea original, referencias bibliográficas o en red y declaración de originalidad. VALORACIÓN 1 PUNTO


 El mismo criterio se aplicará en todas las convocatorias.