LET-ACWME0014
Working in the Creative Industries
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ACWME0014
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Cultural Studies;
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
dr. W.C. Versteeg
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Examiner
dr. W.C. Versteeg
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Lecturer
dr. W.C. Versteeg
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Coordinator
dr. W.C. Versteeg
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Academic year2023
Period
PER 1  (04/09/2023 to 05/11/2023)
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
By the end of this course it is expected that students will be able to:
  • Understand current theoretical perspectives on labour in the creative industries;
  • Analyze the dynamic environment in which creative labour takes place;
  • Explain the different forces and tensions in the field of creative work;
  • Evaluate and make informed choices regarding their future careers.
Content
Who doesn’t want to be creative? To have the autonomy to create engaging new cultural and creative products? Indeed, creative labour is booming. And, not only that, over the last three decades, policy makers, politicians, consultants and organisations too aimed to tap into the wealth the cultural and creative sectors ought to bring. Next to presumably driving economic growth, the creative industries are taking an increasing segment of the overall economy. This recent interest in the creative industries and the rising number of jobs in these sectors call for renewed attention to the nature of creative work.

In this course, we will critically examine this development from a theoretical perspective, looking at the politics, practices and challenges of creative work. But, besides the academic perspective, we will also look at what doing creative work entails, encouraging students to reflect on, gain experience in and develop an understanding of the future areas of employment as a Creative Industries MA graduate.
 
Level
Who doesn’t want to be creative? To have the autonomy to create engaging new cultural and creative products? Indeed, creative labour is booming. And, not only that, over the last three decades, policy makers, politicians, consultants and organisations too aimed to tap into the wealth the cultural and creative sectors ought to bring. Next to presumably driving economic growth, the creative industries are taking an increasing segment of the overall economy. This recent interest in the creative industries and the rising number of jobs in these sectors call for renewed attention to the nature of creative work.

In this course, we will critically examine this development from a theoretical perspective, looking at the politics, practices and challenges of creative work. But, besides the academic perspective, we will also look at what doing creative work entails, encouraging students to reflect on, gain experience in and develop an understanding of the future areas of employment as a Creative Industries MA graduate.



 
Presumed foreknowledge
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.
Test information

Specifics

Instructional modes
Seminar

Tests
Paper
Test weight60
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2

Minimum grade
5,5

Group assignment
Test weight20
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2

Presentation
Test weight20
Test typeOral exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2