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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

PECI5207M Arts Management and Cultural Leadership

30 creditsClass Size: 53

Module manager: Dr Jon Price
Email: j.f.r.price@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module will contextualise and investigate the key theoretical concepts behind the emerging academic field of Arts Management. Through privileged access to the School’s arts and cultural partners and by critically evaluating contemporary issues such as cultural leadership, cultural value, participation and spectatorship, participants will explore the global challenges faced by arts managers and cultural leaders and learn to appreciate the challenges of synthesizing theory and practice.

Objectives

This module should develop in students to the capacity to:
- locate and critically contextualise the field of Arts Management using a range of contemporary theoretical frameworks;
- understand, apply and critique key theoretical concepts such as cultural leadership, participation and spectatorship, cultural value and neo-institutionalism.
- critically investigate the business and arts management theory and explore the challenges of applying this to the everyday practice and strategic development of contemporary arts and cultural organisations across the world.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- locate and critically contextualise the field of Arts Management using a range of contemporary theoretical frameworks;
- understand, apply and critique key theoretical concepts such as creative management, change management, cultural leadership and artistic evaluation.
- critically investigate the business and arts management theory and explore the benefits and challenges of applying this theory to the everyday practice and strategic development of contemporary arts and cultural organisations across the world.


Syllabus

- Introduction to and theoretical contextualisation of the field of Arts Management;
- Strategic management of arts organisations: a neo-institutionalist approach;
- The changing nature and philosophy of arts funding
- Co-creation and the changing role of audiences
- Audience research and insights from Arts Marketing
- Cultural leadership and governance
- Managing creativity and innovation
- HR and organizational behaviour
- Change management in the arts and cultural sector
- Understanding and articulating cultural value

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Group learning118.0018.00
Seminar92.0018.00
Tutorial10.500.50
Private study hours263.50
Total Contact hours36.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Preparation for seminars 145.5 hours
Preparation of assignments 100 hours
Group learning through study group 18 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored continuously, both formatively and summatively through seminars, tutorials, class presentations and formal assessments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay4,500-5,000 words65.00
PresentationVerbal - 15 minutes (group)35.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/09/2019

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