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TH979 - Arts, Community and Enterprise

  • Module code: TH979
  • Module name: Arts, Community and Enterprise
  • Department: School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module AIMS are as follows, and are to be acheived in the student's own study, seminar presentation and assignment research, as well as the seminar teaching. » To explore the concepts of art, community and enterprise and the relation between them in development policy contexts. » To deconstruct the ideologies of creativity, community and universal cultural values » To explore the leadership, organisation, project planning and management, social and commmunity impacts, of development projects using arts and culture. » To identify and critique the operations of power and interests in arts and cultural projects in International Development, paying attention to management, costs, funding, values and ethical demands. » To explore the tensions between existing community or social values and 'ways of life' and the policy interventions of cultural and community development. » To understand and assess the principles of project management and evaluation in different cultural contexts

Principal learning outcomes

» To possess a critical overview of the practical uses of arts and culture in specific community and local development projects and their strategic policy contexts. » To understand the various models and processes of community development, local economic development and enterprise -- and their uses in International Development implementation. » To identify the challenges, necessary skills, and strategy tools necessary for community, cultural and small business enterprise entrepreneurs to make an impact in development contexts. » To be able to critically evaluate specific case study examples of creative enterprises and community cultural projects in the context of the policy demands for sustainable development.

Timetabled teaching activities

Seminars, Lectures and tutorials.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: TH979-30)
A (Assessed work only) Examined group work 20%
  4000 word written assignment 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Arts, Enterprise and Development (W4PQ) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Arts, Enterprise and Development (W4PQ) - Year 2
Optional Core