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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PECI2902 Culture, Creativity and Policy

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Patrick Glen

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

If you want to work in creative industries it is vital to understand how they rely on, and are affected by, policy initiatives. For example, these policies seek to harness them for their cultural, social and economic power, provide funding for creative entrepreneurs and regulate media sectors. This module will explore key theories, concepts and debates surrounding these policies and encourage you to think critically about how they have emerged and are used in different contexts.


This module will explore the relationships between the global creative industries and policies that direct, support, promote and influence them. You will develop a critical awareness and understanding of how global creative industries are utilised and promoted in policy for economic, political, social and cultural impacts, and consider issues such as policy transfer, effectiveness and evaluation.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:

1. Demonstrate understanding of theories, concepts and debates relevant to creative industries policy

2. Engage with the differences and similarities in creative industries and cultural policy in different regional, national and international contexts

3. Present arguments about the aims of creative industries policies, cultural policy, and their development and/or implementation

4. Apply academic research skills to the study of creative industries and cultural policy

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:

5. Proficiency in interpreting, anticipating and responding to developments and trends in cultural policy.

6. Development of the capacity to formulate ideas and hold claims and opinions to account by supporting them with evidence and sound reasoning, avoiding biases in one’s own reasoning.

7. Capabilities in communicating complex concepts effectively using a variety of verbal and visual approaches.


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:
• The development and aims of creative industries policies in global contexts
• The transfer, effectiveness and evaluation of global creative industries policies
• The role of global creative industries in policies for areas such as soft power, sustainable development and regeneration

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours181.00
Total Contact hours19.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Working in small groups, and with assistance from module staff, students will find and select appropriate policy documents and begin to identify potential similarities and differences and how they might relate to debates relevant to creative industries policy. These work groups will allow students to support each other with additional support through group and individual tutorials. In addition, seminars will provide opportunities for students to receive feedback in small groups from peers and academic staff.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit task will be an individual analysis of two policy documents, critically reviewing their similarities and differences.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/03/2024


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