Introduction to the Cultural Industries

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LJX026B05
Vaknaam Introduction to the Cultural Industries
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
Rooster Rooster onder voorbehoud

Uitgebreide vaknaam Introduction to the Cultural Industries
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:

Describe and critically discuss the academic theories in the field of creative industries introduced in this course, demonstrated in participation, presentation and essay (1a)
Describe some of the main issues that arise in the current cultural industries landscape and connect these to the historical developments in this domain as shown in their essay (1c)
Demonstrate the ability to construct, conduct and present academic writing in the field of cultural industries as shown in the essay (2a)
Independently and systematically review literature and other sources as shown in in-class participation, presentation and essay (2b)
Clearly present own research, in writing as well as orally as demonstrated in in-class participation, presentation and essay (4b)
Perform on a deadline as demonstrated in the timely execution of the presentation and essay (5a)
Omschrijving In an age of neoliberal globalization, culture and ‘creativity’ have come to play an ever more central role in economic production. This course will study some of the key thinkers who have examined the role of culture in capitalism.We will also critically investigate the rise of “creative class and “creative industries” discourse and promises of work-as-play, and workplaces without hierarchy. The course will provide vocabulary that will help students in their own practice in the creative and cultural industries.While this course provides mainly the theoretical knowledge and understanding of the field, students are invited to apply the knowledge to practical cases.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm actieve participatie, presentatie, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. J. Lin, PhD.
Docent(en) dr. J. Lin, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
digital reading materials via smartcat (check syllabus)
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Media Studies  (Cultural Industries) 2 semester I a verplicht
Ba Media Studies  (Pre-master Media Creation and Innovation) 3 semester I a verplicht