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This subject consists of two components: 1) Industry Core and 2) Placement.
For the Industry Core classroom component, students will participate in a series of seminars that examine current trends in the cultural and creative industries. As part of the classroom component, students will also conduct original research on an approved topic selected in consultation with the subject coordinator. The research project will be in the field of arts and cultural management as applied to a single art form or cross-art form projects such as festivals, multimedia projects or international exchange in the arts and will draw on theoretical literature.
For the placement component, students will be assisted to find a placement in a professional working environment where they will gain direct exposure to professional practice in their chosen field. They will work under the guidance of a senior staff member, with additional support from the subject coordinator. Students will be required to complete 150 hours of on-site work experience to fulfil this component of the subject.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:
- Appraise the current conditions, cultures and practices of the cultural and creative industries
- Design effective and industry-facing research and construct written reports that critique and value issues in the cultural and creative industries
- Reflect on authentic vocational experiences gained in an industry setting
- Assemble professional concepts, frameworks and techniques and apply them in practical ways
- Investigate and appraise professional decision-making and management in the creative and cultural industries
- Reflect on their place within industry networks, on their existing contribution to networks and on their potential ongoing value to networks within the cultural and creative industries
- Demonstrate advanced communication skills developed through contributions to seminar discussions and presentations, and participation in workplace-based discussions and reporting sessions
- Demonstrate well-developed research, analytical and writing skills
- Expanded conceptual skills and creative thinking
- Increased capacity for effective teamwork developed through group discussions and collaboration with the subject supervisor, their student colleagues, and their workplace mentor and other staff
- Well-developed time management and planning skills through managing subject workload requirements and work placement commitments
Last updated: 12 November 2022