Postgraduate Course: Transformations in Cultural Enterprises (fusion on-site) (EFIE11034)
|School||Edinburgh Futures Institute
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course probes the dynamics of cultural enterprises from the print revolution in fifteenth-century Europe to the present day, with each iteration featuring a temporal and geographical focus rooted in the expertise of the instructor. Through discussion, debate, and simulation of case studies, you will explore how cultural enterprises have transformed through various technological, social and political disruptions, comparing past developments to transformations in recent times. You will also consider the future of cultural enterprises and their potential to spur societal change.
This postgraduate course assesses the history of transformations in cultural enterprises during the modern period, within fields such as architecture, museums, publishing, design, media, the arts and marketing. Through discussion and simulation of canonical and lesser-known cases of change within cultural enterprises such as the rise (and fall) of print and digital media, platforms, and cultural institutions, you will explore the shifting paradigms for how transformations within the creative sector arise and unfold. By probing key case studies, you will gain a familiarity with the dynamics that have shaped cultural enterprises and Creative Industries, such as technological bubbles or the aggregation of creative services, as well as the societal impact of such dynamics. You will also acquire the ability to formulate insightful and productive criticisms of such developments. The goal of this course is to equip students to understand the transforming dynamics of cultural enterprises so as to better navigate and lead positive social, economic, and cultural change within the Creative Industries and beyond.
Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) - On-Site Fusion Course Delivery Information:
The Edinburgh Futures Institute will teach this course in a way that enables online and on-campus students to study together. This approach (our 'fusion' teaching model) offers students flexible and inclusive ways to study, and the ability to choose whether to be on-campus or online at the level of the individual course. It also opens up ways for diverse groups of students to study together regardless of geographical location. To enable this, the course will use technologies to record and live-stream student and staff participation during their teaching and learning activities.
Students should be aware that:
- Classrooms used in this course will have additional technology in place: students might not be able to sit in areas away from microphones or outside the field of view of all cameras.
- Unless the lecturer or tutor indicates otherwise you should assume the session is being recorded.
As part of your course, you will need access to a personal computing device. Unless otherwise stated activities will be web browser based and as a minimum we recommend a device with a physical keyboard and screen that can access the internet.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a detailed understanding of key dynamics in the history of cultural enterprises from the fifteenth century to the present.
- Critically review and consolidate knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in the history of cultural enterprises.
- Present or convey, formally and informally, information about the history of cultural enterprises to informed and non-specialist audiences, including peers.
- Act with autonomy and initiative to carry out individual research in the history of cultural enterprises.
|Indicative Reading List:|
Carpo, Mario. Architecture in the Age of Printing Orality, Writing, Typography, and Printed Images in the History of Architectural Theory. Trans Sarah Benson ACLS Humanities E-Book. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001.
Scott, Katie. Becoming Property : Art, Theory and Law in Early Modern France. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018.
Colette Colligan, and Margaret Linley. Media, Technology, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century. 1st ed. The Nineteenth Century Series. Farnham: Taylor and Francis, 2016.
McLuhan, Marshall, and W. Terrence Gordon. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Critical ed. Corte Madera, CA: Gingko Press, 2003.
McCullough, Brian. How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone (2018).
Duguid, Paul. "Inheritance and loss? A brief survey of Google Books." First Monday 12.8 (2007).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of key dynamics in the history of cultural enterprises from the fifteenth century to the present.
2. Critically review and consolidate knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in the history of cultural enterprises.
3. Present or convey, formally and informally, information about the history of cultural enterprises to informed and non-specialist audiences, including peers.
4. Act with autonomy and initiative to carry out individual research in the history of cultural enterprises.
|Keywords||Cultural Enterprises,Creative Industries,History,Art,Media,Design,Platforms,Emergence,Narratives
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Petcu
Tel: (0131 6)50 2619