ARTS POLICY AND PRACTICE - 2020/1
Module code: MUS2033
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The module provides an overview of the structures that support and shape the arts and creative industries in the UK and introduces current issues and debates in cultural provision. It introduces the arts funding system in the UK, government policies for the arts, and the support infrastructure for music in the UK. It also provides the opportunity for discussion of the issues that shape and influence the arts professions and impact upon arts workers and audiences.
Music and Media
MARK Christopher (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: W300
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The module introduces key areas of cultural policy: topics such as funding, access, education, equal opportunities, leadership, disability issues and cultural diversity will be investigated with particular reference to government policies and documentation. You will be expected to undertake preparatory background reading for lectures, as advised.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK 1 - WRITTEN SUBMISSION (2,000 WORDS)||50|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK 2 - GROUP PRESENTATION (15 MINUTES)||50|
Group presentation is replaced with a 1000 word written assignment.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop subject knowledge, analytical skills, transferrable skills and professional skills.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Coursework 1 – written submission (2,000 words) (addresses learning outcomes 1–7)
- Coursework 2 – group presentation (15 mins) (addresses learning outcomes 1–7)
Formative assessment and feedback
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to you in tutorials as required.
- The module introduces you to the main issues in arts policy and practice in the UK. It aims to engage students with critical thinking and debate around the main issues that influence arts policy and affect arts practitioners and audiences.
|001||Describe and explain the infrastructure, key policies and institutions governing the arts in the UK, with particular reference to Music||KCPT|
|002||Demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing arts providers and policy makers||KCPT|
|003||Articulate current debates in the arts||KCPT|
|004||Present research and information clearly and concisely||PT|
|005||Critical thinking and dialogue||KCPT|
|006||Researching and evaluating the relevance of information||KCPT|
|007||Presenting research clearly and concisely||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 22
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to further students’ understanding of arts policy and practice in the UK in preparation for the PTY.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Independent preparation and research.
- Group work.
- Group presentation
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.