Researching Cultural and Creative Industries (888P4)
30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
You study the historical, social and ideological work of the critical and creative industries, linking questions of culture to those of business, skill, technology, law and power.
Using frameworks such as the Frankfurt School, Cultural Studies and the digital humanities, you will address key debates in the field, including public-private relationships, intellectual property and access, consumption, fair trade, capital, time and value.
You will also consider the identities and lived experiences of those working in the sector and the meanings and possibilities for cultural innovation and promotion today.
Assessment is through pitch-presentation and an essay which will help you to develop industry skills.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: