LET-ACWME0000
Core Course Creative Industries
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ACWME0000
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Cultural Studies;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
prof. dr. A.M. Smelik
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Lecturer
prof. dr. A.M. Smelik
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. A.M. Smelik
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Examiner
prof. dr. A.M. Smelik
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Academic year2021
Period
PER 1  (30/08/2021 to 07/11/2021)
Starting block
PER 1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
In this course you will learn to
  • analyse and interpret the interdisciplinary field of the creative industries from several theoretical perspectives: cultural and aesthetic theory, public policy, and social sciences
  • you will develop specific skills for observing, analysing, describing and critiquing the way in which different sectors of the creative industry – the arts, media, fashion, design, tourism, cultural heritage – process the input of human creativity, produce symbolic meanings, and create social and economic value.
Content
Central to the creative industries is the vexed notion of culture. After an initial exploration of ‘culture’, the course proceeds to trace the recent history of the creative industries. Policy changes will be studied within the context of globalization and technological transformation. Other key concepts are the organisation of markets, labour, and intellectual property, within what has been called the creative economy or the experience economy. Finally, the course will address issues of social justice, diversity and quality. In studying key issues and paradigm shifts in the creative industries, students will become familiar with debates, changes and continuities that have informed this very diverse field.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

Specifics

Assumed previous knowledge
A completed Bachelor's degree in a related field. You are required to have a Dutch Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in a field related to Creative Industries: Cultural Studies, Art History or a Bachelor's of Arts with at least 30 EC in Art History, Cultural Studies and/or Cultural Policy.

Required materials
Book
Title:Key Concepts in Creative Industries.
Author:Hartley, Potts, Cunningham, Flew, Keane, Banks.
Publisher:London: Sage, 2013. [either as print book or as e-book]
Book
Title:The Cultural Industries
Author:Hesmondhalgh, David
Publisher:London: Sage, 2019. [either as print book or as e-book]
Edition:4

Recommended materials
Book
This book is highly recommended as it has a slightly more practical approach than the other two books.
Title:Introducing the Creative Industries. From Theory to Practice.
Author:Davies, Rosamund & Sighorsson, Gauti.
Publisher:London: Sage, 2013 [either as print book or as e-book]

Instructional modes
Lecture/Seminar

General
The students will read the texts, make assignments, and actively participate in the classes.

Tests
Portfolio
Test weight100
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2

Minimum grade
5,5