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Analytical Approaches to the Global Creative and Cultural Industries

Course Code:
15PMSH021
Unit value:
0.5
Year of study:
Any

Analytical Approaches to the Global Creative and Cultural Industries’ constitutes a core course for all students taking the MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries. It constitutes one half of the total core course requirement that students on the degree programme must take. While providing a solid foundation of knowledge, it leads to a second core course in which students choose a ‘pathway from music, media, film and art. The second course is chosen from one of the following: The Music Business (for the music pathway), Asia and Africa on Display: Objects, Exhibitions and Transculturation (for the art pathway), one of Studies in Global Media and Post-National Communication or Global Film Industries (for media and film).

Analytical Approaches to the Global Creative and Cultural Industries’ presents an exposition and analysis of the creative and cultural industries, detailing legal and regulatory systems and processes, and the key issues and challenges faced by these industries. It offers a broad overview designed to show overlaps and synergies between the different elements of the industries, namely, broadcast and other media and film, music and arts (including museums and curating). It details how organisations, institutions and enterprises are today bringing together these different elements, and the multinational dimensions of creative and cultural industries today.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate…

  • A broad knowledge of the creative and cultural industries, both as they operate in the UK, Europe and North America, and as they operate globally
  • A good understanding of key issues in the creative and cultural industries in the present, and a good understanding of the challenges they face in the immediate future
  • A broad understanding of the specialist elements of the creative and cultural industries (media, music, art, and film), and their intersections
  • An understanding of legal and regulatory systems for the creative and cultural industries

Workload

Two hours of lectures over ten weeks plus a one hour tutorial every three weeks.

Method of assessment

One 2,000 word essay worth 40% and one 3,000 word essay worth 60%