15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module offers a broad-based introduction to the creative and cultural industries. It determines and defines the range of activities and organisations which are included in this term and introduces the concept of culture-driven development and the importance of cultural activities within society. Through close examination of both culture providers (theatres, cinema, museums and sports and leisure organisations) and cultural and creative industries (music, television, film, publishing) it explores the social purpose, structures and challenges of the sector. Additionally it charts changes in the sector as a consequence of technological developments and globalisation.

Staff Contact: Mrs Karen Hector
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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