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TH923 - Placement and Case Study

  • Module code: TH923
  • Module name: Placement and Case Study
  • Department: School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module has the following objective:To gain practical experience in arts management through a placement with a cultural organisation; To explore the management practice of a cultural organisation, through a case-study conducted as part of the placement.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module, and with reference to one specific cultural organisation the students should be able to:Demonstrate an understanding of what the organisation is trying to achieve; Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between the organisation’s rhetoric and operational practice; Demonstrate knowledge of the organisation’s structure and an understanding of how this impacts on the way it operates and what it achieves; Demonstrate an understanding of how the organisation makes decisions and creates plans; Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the organisation’s artistic, financial and marketing policies.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module tutor will visit the host organisation to meet you and your supervisor and to discuss any issues arising.

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Other essential notes

Centre for Cultural Policy Studies module

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: TH923-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Creative and Media Enterprises (W4P4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Global Media and Communication (W4PG) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Cultural Policy and Management (W4PM) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Arts, Enterprise and Development (W4PQ) - Year 2