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Media, Creative and Cultural Industries - 30 CATS

Together with the year 1 module ‘Thinking Culture and Creativity’ this module aims to introduce key concepts and frameworks which underpin the programme. The primary aim of this module is to define what we mean by the media, creative and cultural industries, using theories of production and consumption to illuminate emerging practices.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of foundational theoretical frameworks in cultural and media industry studies
  • Articulate critical perspectives on transformations in the creative sector
  • Show awareness of the complex role of the producer, consumer and prosumer in the media and creative industries

Indicative Bibliography

Doyle, Gillian (2002) Media Ownership: The Economics and Politics of Convergence in the UK and European Media. (Thousand Oaks: Sage)

Freedman, Des (2013) The Politics of Media Policy (Cambridge: Polity)

Hesmondhalgh, David (2013) The Cultural Industries (3rd edition) (Sage)

Kokas, Anney (2017) Hollywood: Made in China, (Oakland: University of California Press)

Merrin, William (2014) Media Studies 2.0, (London: Routledge)

Oakley, Kate and O’Connor, Justin (ed.) (2017) The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries (Routledge)

Thussu, Daya Kissan (et al.) China’s Media Go Global, (London: Taylor and Francis)