Cultural Institutions CCPR5010

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course examines cultural institutions as key meeting points between cultural practice, policy and management. A range of cultural institutions will be explored, from museums to multi-artform festivals, with case studies drawn from both local and international contexts.


9 x 1 hour Lecture as scheduled on MyCampus

9 x 1 hour Seminar as scheduled on MyCampus

1 x 2 hour Field Trip

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses





Critical Essay (3000 words) - 60%

Critical Evaluation (2000 words) - 40%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Provide students with an understanding of the varied organisational models and institutional practices within the cultural industries

■ Develop understandings of how cultural institutions interface between cultural policy, production and presentation

■ Equip students with knowledge of key practices and debates around institutional critique within the cultural industries, and how institutions have responded to this

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Outline, discuss and analyse a range of institutional practices within the cultural industries, locally, nationally and internationally

■ Explain how cultural institutions reflect and shape cultural policy, and impact on creative production

■ Effectively evaluate institutional practices and critiques of these across cultural industries, addressing lineages of these, and their impacts and limitations within institutions

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.