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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
PECI5208M Cultural Policy
30 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Dr Leila Jancovich
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Module replacesPECI 5205M
This module is approved as an Elective
Module summaryThe module enables post-graduate students in the broad areas of Performance and the Cultural Industries to develop deeper understanding of government involvement in the creative industries in order to better understand the role of culture in society.Students will evaluate and analyze in depth an arts or cultural industries policy model. They should gain an understanding of key debates in the model’s history and evaluate the implications for the implementation of the policy model in another country.
ObjectivesThe objectives of this module are to:
• Enable students to compare and evaluate arts and cultural industries policy models as developed and practised in different countries and/or contexts
• Engage students to apply policy models to practice to improve their employability in the cultural sector
On completion of this module students should be able to:
• Understand debates about the history and origins of government involvement in the creative industries
• Compare the dominant cultural policy models adopted internationally
• Critique the objectives, structures, and administrative apparatus of cultural policy institutions
• Evaluate the implementation of specific cultural policy objectives
• Critique concepts such as impact, evaluation, and policy transfer.
In this module, students develop their knowledge and perspectives of government involvement in the creative industries, by studying arts or cultural industries policy models in the West and their influence, development and implementation around the world.
The models under study could include
- state patronage of the arts (arts council or cultural ministry);
- creative city policies that include cultural districts, quarters, or clusters;
- the ‘city of culture’ model that uses culture in place-marketing or development policy.
The module is delivered through lectures, introducing theories and principles pertaining to different aspects of cultural policy, alongside seminars to contextualise the theory in practise.
Seminar topics may include:
• Cultural policies: international comparative perspectives
• A policy model under the microscope: origins, ideologies and assumptions
• Case studies examining the implementation of specific policies in practice.
• Key debates in the historical development of the model
• Contemporary institutions and policy implementation
• Policy transfer
• Impact and evaluation: methods and debates
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||279.50|
|Total Contact hours||20.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyPreparation for seminars and tutorial 100 hours
Preparation of assignment 179.5 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents will present ideas for their summative assessment mid-way through the module and receive formative feedback from tutor and peers. In addition they will have the chance to talk more in-depth about the assignment at a 1-2-1 tutorial
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||3,000 word evaluation||50.00|
|Report||3,000 word evaluation||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 27/09/2018
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