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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PECI3705 Arts and Cultural Management

20 creditsClass Size: 35

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

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Module replaces

PECI 2301PECI 3301

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will be of particular interest to students currently studying or interested in learning more about: the Creative, Performing and Visual Arts; Theatre, Music and Design; Museum Studies; Cultural Studies; English Literature; Management and Business Studies. The module aims to enhance participants’ employability and cultural insight by exploring the benefits and challenges of applying business and management theory to the arts and culture. It is tailored towards students seeking to acquire a deeper understanding of Arts and Cultural Management and explore the key practices and theoretical debates in this dynamic and growing field.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to ...

- Identify and critically evaluate the influences of key stakeholder groups in an arts or cultural organisation;
- Present and critically discuss the key strategic and operational issues facing modern arts and cultural organisations;
- Explain, theorize and critique the business model, management functions and organisational structure, culture
and leadership of a real life arts/cultural organisation;
- Undertake a detailed strategic analysis of an arts or cultural organisation, which compares, contrasts and synthesizes the
academic theory with professional practice.


Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module students should be able to critically discuss:
- the core theories, tools, principles and frameworks pertaining to the academic field of Arts and Cultural Management;
- the management functions and practices necessary for an arts or cultural organisation to produce and present creative
work;
- the roles, remits and strategic importance of arts and cultural organisations’ diverse stakeholders;
- the strategic and operational challenges facing arts managers and cultural leaders (e.g. funding and fundraising, social
relevance and changing consumer behaviour).

Skills outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
- critically apply core Arts and Cultural Management theories, models, tools, frameworks and concepts to a range of arts and cultural organisations.


Syllabus

This module will be delivered via a programme of interactive lectures, which will include specialist input from guest lecturers and senior managers from arts organisations; via informal group work and discussion; and via a series of student-led seminars. We will explore and critique the core theories, tools, principles and frameworks relating to Arts and Cultural Management and investigate the strategic and operational challenges facing arts managers and cultural leaders.
In particular, we will focus on the following topics: strategic management and purpose; artistic planning & programming; stakeholder management; organisational structures, cultures and behaviour; cultural leadership; artistic evaluation and performance management; funding and fundraising; arts education and outreach; venue and operations management.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment10.500.50
Lecture102.0020.00
Tutorial20.250.50
Private study hours179.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Preparatory reading is required for lectures (30 hours).
Students will need to take and organise careful notes: to keep the information needed for later use and to check understanding of the material (20 hours).
Students will be required to prepare for their student-led seminar assessment (20 hours)
Students will be required to undertake extensive individual research into an arts organisation, supported by small group tutorials (20 hours).
Students will need to research and gather an extensive range of resources: books, journal articles, electronic resources and possibly conduct some primary research to complete their case study assessment (40 hours).
Students will need to engage in effective planning to produce a well-argued and logically structured case study
(9 hours)
Students will need to develop strong critical writing skills by drafting, completing and proof-reading their case study and complying with appropriate presentational styles (40 hours).

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students’ progress will be monitored both formatively through class discussion and summatively through their student-led seminars, which will highlight any serious engagement or learning issues before students embark on their assessed case studies. The two group tutorials will also provide a good insight into progress and provide additional support where it is needed.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Case StudyCase study 4000 - 4500 words70.00
Group DiscussionStudent-led seminar in small groups30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Alternative assessment is set according to individual circumstances and approved by Exams Tutor and Pro-Dean for Student Education

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:43:25

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