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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PECI1901 Understanding the Global Creative Industries

40 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Dorothy Finan

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Using examples from around the world, we will explore different definitions of the global creative industries, and the features that makes them distinctive. This module will also explore how the global creative industries can create economic, social and cultural value.


This module provides a foundation for the Global Creative Industries programme. Using lecture, seminar and research skills tasks, we will focus on the study of key theories and concepts to develop your emerging understanding of the global creative industries. You will understand the distinctiveness of these sectors and their economic, social and other impacts. Workshops will provide you with the opportunity to explore them in more detail.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Discuss key theories and concepts relevant to the creative industries.
2. Present arguements that engage with emerging contemporary debates in the global creative industries.
3. Present simple coherent arguments about the economic, political, social and cultural impacts of the creative industries.

Skills Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
4. Use evidence from a range of perspectives to form opinions, arguments, theories and ideas.
5. The ability to use language proficiently to demonstrate understanding.


Through a range of examples and case studies drawn from around the world, alongside discussion of academic concepts, this module will cover topics such as:
• What makes the creative industries distinctive
• How their definition changes in different global contexts
• The different kinds of value they can produce.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment10.300.30
Private study hours360.90
Total Contact hours39.10
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The first assignment is a portfolio of work (750-1200 words) which will be partially completed in a series of workshop classes in Semester 1. This will allow students to receive weekly feedback as they progress with the assignment, as well as receiving feedback on the finished portfolio that can inform further work in Semester 2. Two sets of tutorials in Semester 2 will provide opportunities for students to receive feedback in small groups from peers and academic staff.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,500-3,000 word essay40.00
Presentation15 minute group presentation40.00
Portfolio750-900 word portfolio20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

If resitting, the group presentation may instead be a 5-10 minute individual presentation.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/04/2024


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