15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module is designed to help students learn about the variety of theoretical and conceptual approaches that have been applied to the study of the creative and cultural industries. It thus seeks to equip them with the necessary knowledge and tools to be able to assess critically the dis/advantages of existing theoretical frameworks and discourses used to understand the nature of cultural work, and its location within wider constructs such as `organisation', `networks', `fields', and `artworlds'. The module will be taught in lectures and seminars, which will discuss existing case studies, examples of research, to illustrate the dis-advantages of leading concepts and approaches. It is formulated to make students think critically about the tools they use and apply to understand and research the cultural and creative industries today.

Staff Contact: Sharon Rose
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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