HM7106: Creative Industries


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HM7106: Creative Industries

Module Title Creative Industries
Module Code HM7106
Module Tutor Lania Knight
School School of Liberal and Performing Arts
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module introduces the student to the creative writer’s relationship to creative industries, creative communities and the writing business. In the first part of the module, the student will examine the role, running and their relationship to the writing industry. Guest speakers from the industry will inform the students’ of the principles and practices of working and writing in the Creative Industries. The student will examine routes to publication and suitable mechanisms for the submission of their work. In the second semester, the student will encounter various multidisciplinary case studies of work within the creative industries and assess its function, community and artistic value. The student will critically assess the role and responsibilities of the writer in the community, undertaking their own activities and practice in the realm of creative industries. The student will assess the political context of the creative industries and interrogate their own relationship to it as a professional writer.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will run in weekly seminars. Topics to be discussed will include community arts and the practice of the writer within society; site-specific writing and other writerly responses to place and community; the funding of public art; the writing of funding applications for public art and the outcome and impact of writerly projects on the writer and community. 

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. analyse and evaluate, a range of writing business case studies;

2. demonstrate specialist understanding of the relationship between the writer and the writing business and creative industry;

3. apply their understanding of the role of the writer in the construction of writing inside the creative industry;

4. conduct individualised research into a particular practice within the creative industries;

5. assimilate practice as a writer within the creative industries landscape.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 50
Independent Learning Hours: 250
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 60% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3,000 words or equivalent
002: 40% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2,000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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