SM5078 - Cultural and Creative Industries (2022/23)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2022/23|
|Module title||Cultural and Creative Industries|
|Module level||Intermediate (05)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Computing and Digital Media|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2022/23(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)||
This module explores the place of the cultural and creative industries in contemporary societies. It examines a range of different conceptual frameworks used to study the structure, ownership and control of the creative and cultural industries as well as the relationships between creativity, economy and politics. It considers the applicability of such conceptual frameworks in the analysis of specific industries: film, music, television, press, internet. The module provides students with an understanding of the historical context of different processes of production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods.
Aims of the module:
● To enable students to understand current critical theoretical debates in media and communication
● To enable students to understand the economic and political dynamics of specific cultural and creative industries
● To enable students to understand theories of production and consumption of cultural goods
● To enable students to understand the relations between culture and the state
Prior learning requirements
Successful completion of Level 5
● an introduction to the cultural and creative Industries
● theories of cultural production
● ownership and control of the cultural and creative industries
● theories and patterns of cultural consumption
● culture and the state: policy and regulation
● creative labour
● the press
● the television industry
● the film industry
● the music industry
● technological change
Learning Outcomes LO 1 - 4
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, screenings, fieldwork/visits, media lab work, library sessions on research methods and tutorials. Students are expected to attend lectures and seminars: in the seminars they will at times work in small groups and be given practice in listening to each other’s contributions and offering constructive criticism, and in chairing and reporting discussion to the plenary seminar group. The module booklet will be available online, as will lecture outlines and some readings. Weblearn or its equivalent will also be used for communication with students individually and as a cohort. Students are expected to engage in self-directed learning including reading, use of Weblearn, and assessment preparation. In addition to guided reading, students are expected to read and to use variety of sources (primary and secondary) and use seminars and tutorials to raise issues, questions and seek feedback.
(LO1) Critically evaluate different conceptual frameworks used in the study of the cultural and creative industries
(LO2) Identify and evaluate the implications of different patterns of ownership, control and regulation in specific cultural and creative industries
(LO3) Compare and evaluate different theories of production and consumption
(LO4) Select and evaluate a range of literature relevant to a theoretical research topic relating to a specific cultural and creative industry
The module will be assessed via two items of coursework:
a) A 2,000 word essay will assess the student’s ability to critically engage with, analyse and discuss key conceptual frameworks in Media and Communication (LO1, LO2, LO3)
b) A 2,000 word report will assess the student’s ability to examine critically examples of the cultural and creative industries in a specific country, drawing on the conceptual frameworks studied (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4)
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