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Creative Industries and Cultural Policy - Core 1 CCPR5001

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the global creative industries and the cultural policy and economic factors that shape them at national and international levels. It will equip students with knowledge of a range of theoretical and analytical approaches to the sector and encourage them to think critically about the ways in which the creative sector is constructed in policy and discourse.


Weekly lectures (2 hours) and seminars (1 hour)

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses





Two written assignments: one mid-semester 3000 word assignment (40%); one 4500 word assignment (60%) at the end of the semester.

Course Aims

■ To provide a comprehensive introduction to the global cultural and creative industries landscape and its development.

■ To equip students to map, critique and evaluate the key discourses, concepts and policies relevant to creative industries and the cultural sector.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

■ explain and critique the operation and flows of cultural and economic policies affecting creative industries at global, national and local levels;

■ analyse and evaluate competing discourses about creativity, cultural value and entrepreneurship;

■ outline, illustrate and discuss a range of significant topics that shape cultural and creative industries, including intellectual property, cultural protection, cultural and business infrastructure and the logics and practice of support.

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.