Creative Industries: Their Past, Our Future (EAS2089)

StaffDr Vike Plock -
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks;

Module aims

The principal aim of this module is to familiarize students with how the creative industries currently work. The module aims to strengthen students’ skills in historical and contextual analysis and research of the field. Lectures and seminars will introduce key concepts and provide guidance on further independent research supported also by four field-trips. Study group meetings and prepared seminar presentations, likely to involve students in preparing a pitch, presented though role play and scene work, as well as, possibly, a review, a blog, the analysis of media coverage of a festival, a curatorial plan, a digital and social media plan, will give students the opportunity to develop their own approaches to the syllabus texts and other materials. The module, which also includes an institutional analysis as one of its assessments, offers the opportunity to acquire knowledge that may link to employment in the creative industries.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. contextualise economic priorities for the creative industries from a historical point of view;
  • 2. demonstrate an informed understanding of the way the creative industries have changed in the 20th and 21st centuries;

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 3. demonstrate an ability to interrelate texts, still and moving images, and discourses specific to their own discipline with issues in the wider context of cultural and intellectual history pertaining to the creative industries;
  • 4. demonstrate an ability to understand and analyse relevant theoretical ideas, and to apply these ideas to contexts pertaining to the cultural industries;

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 5. through seminar work and group presentations, demonstrate communication skills, and an ability to work creatively and imaginatively both individually and in groups;
  • 6. through essay-writing, demonstrate appropriate research and bibliographic skills, a capacity to construct a coherent, substantiated argument, and a capacity to write clear and correct prose;
  • 7. through research for seminars, presentations and essays, demonstrate proficiency in information retrieval and analysis;
  • 8. through research, seminar discussion, preparation for presentations and essay writing demonstrate a capacity to question assumptions, to distinguish between fact and opinion, and to reflect critically on their own learning process;
  • 9. through the presentations, demonstrate the ability to think laterally and demonstrate originality in problem solving, express and communicate creative ideas and images, and initiate and sustain creative and imaginative work.

Syllabus plan

Week 1 The creative industries

Week 2 The Publishing Industry, 20th and 21st centuries, historical overview, including a visit to the Penguin Archive in Bristol

Week 3 The Publishing Industry, current practices and challenges

Week 4 The Museum, 20th and 21st centuries, historical overview, including a visit to RAMM

Week 5 The Museum, current practices and challenges

Week 7 The Film Industry, 20th and 21st centuries, historical overview, including a visit to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Week 8 The Film Industry, current practices and challenges

Week 9 The Theatre Industry, 20th and 21st centuries, historical overview, including a visit to the Exeter Northcott Theatre

Week 10 The Theatre Industry, current practices and challenges

Week 11 Literary Festivals and Prizes, 20th and 21st centuries

Week 12 Closing remarks

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
662340

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled11Lectures
Scheduled22Seminars
Scheduled33Field Trips
Guided Independant 70Seminar Preperation (group0
Guided Independant 164Reading, research and assessment preperation.

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Abstract for the institutional analysis1000 words1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8Feedback sheet with opportunity for tutorial follow-up

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Institutional analysis452,000 words1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8Feedback sheet with opportunity for tutorial follow-up
Essay 452,000 words1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8Feedback sheet with opportunity for tutorial follow-up
Seminar participation10Length of course1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9Feedback sheet with opportunity for tutorial follow-up
0
0
0
0

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Seminar participationIndividual and group contribution1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9Refer/Defer period
Institutional analysisInstitutional analysis1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8Refer/Defer period
EssayEssay1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8Refer/Defer period

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

 

All reading material required for this course will be made available on the course ELE site.

 

Publishing:

 

 Darnton, Robert (2010) The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future. New York: Perseus Books.

 

Smith, Kelvin (2012) The Publishing Business: From p-books to e-books. London: AVA Publishing. Print.

 

Young, Sherman (2015) The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book. Sydney: New South Publishing.

 

 Museums:

 

 Ross Parry (2007) Re-coding the Museum: Digital Heritage and the Technologies of Change, London and New York: Routledge.

 

Nina Simon (2010) The Participatory Museum, Santa Cruz: Museum 2.0. http://www.participatorymuseum.org/

 

 Film:

 

 Langford, Barry (2010) Post-Classical Hollywood: Film, Industry, Style and Ideology Since 1945,Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 

Sickels, Robert C. (2011) American Film in the Digital Age, Santa Barbara: Praeger.

 

 Theatre:

 

 Kershaw, Baz (2004) (ed.) The Cambridge History of British Theatre, Vol. 3: Since 1895, Cambridge: CUP.

 

Shepherd, Simon (2009) Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Theatre, Cambridge: CUP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Available as distance learning?

No

Last revision date

12/12/2016