Creative Labour CCA2002

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course offers an opportunity to understand what a career in the creative industries might look like, through a survey of diverse professional practices, and explores contemporary theoretical debates surrounding creative work. It will look at career pathways, different markets for creative work, private and public funding models, and creative labour.


Lectures: 16 x 1 hr lectures Monday 10:00 & Tuesday 14:00 over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus


2 x 2 hr workshops; 10 x 1 hr seminars over 10 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Grade D3 average in 'Introduction to Creative Industries' and 'Introduction to Creative Practice'

Excluded Courses





Essay (2000 words) - 50%

Critical Report (2000 words) - 50%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ introduce students to contemporary theoretical debates around creative and cultural work;

■ develop students' knowledge and understanding of the different markets and organisational and economic models within the creative industries;

■ examine working conditions, career pathways and professional skills and attributes.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ apply appropriate theoretical debates to particular scenarios of creative work;

■ compare the impact of public and private funding models on work in the creative industries;

■ recognise a diverse range of working practices and evaluate how these impact on career pathways;

■ critically analyse career models of creativity; report on the production history of an existing creative project, assessing its functions within a particular mode of creative labour

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.