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This subject will provide students with an understanding of contemporary debates regarding the role of cultural industries around the world. The focus is on the way stakeholders in the cultural industries can negotiate the normative dimensions of cultural creation, dissemination, and consumption. This includes questions about social inclusion, cultural diversity, sustainability, ownership, and so on. Building on a range of examples including countries, cities, international organisations, and civil society organisations) this subject combines a theoretically rigorous approach to cultural industries with thorough reflections on the policy frameworks that exist and/or are needed.
Please note: in 2018, this subject will be delivered as an overseas intensive, at the Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- explain tensions within the dominant cultural industries discourse;
- demonstrate the ability to analyse the needs of the cultural industries;
- explain normative options, compare them, and defend a position; and
- articulate response to existing challenges in a particular geographic or cultural context.
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
- demonstrate advanced communication skills and ability to work successfully with peers;
- access a broad range of resource material and appropriate professional and governmental agencies;
- demonstrate creative thinking;
- conceptualise and design projects; and
- demonstrate leadership and teamwork.
Last updated: 2 December 2019