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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MFC2022 Module Title: CULTURAL INDUSTRIES
Module Provider: Dance,Film & Theatre Short Name: MFC214
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: DAVIS L Ms (Dnc Flm Thtr)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Semester 2
Assessment Pattern
One group project and presentation
One two hour examination, answering two questions
Module Overview
Module Aims
This module aims to increase awareness of the institutional contexts in which the media and art products are produced, distributed and exhibited. 
Learning Outcomes
Students will explore the impact that legislative, financial and organisational systems have on media production and consider the current debates surrounding these systems.
Module Content
Invited speakers working in the media and arts industries will present case studies for students to deepen their understanding of how economics, policy makers, and individual entrepreneurship are involved in the production process from conception to distribution and exhibition.
Topics covered will include: government policy making and the creative industries; ownership: copyright, and trademark laws; commissioning and acquisitions in broadcasting; practical information on how to use festivals and the internet to get ones work known and how to access production support and funding.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
The module will be delivered through weekly 2 hour lectures and seminars.

Contact hours will be formed of a combination of lecture and discussion-based seminar sessions. Where appropriate, sessions will be supported with video, audio, musical or other visual illustrations. Supplementary texts will be supplied along with directed reading from the booklist to focus discussion. A high degree of informed student participation is expected in seminars based upon independent learning.
Selected Texts/Journals
EdwardsS.     Rights Clearances for Film and Television Productions     London, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television 2007
 Villjoen D.   Art of the Deal     London, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television 2007
Last Updated
14th July 2008