CULP40240 Cultural Policy 3 Arts Lives

Academic Year 2019/2020

Managers and practitioners from a variety of arts and heritage fields are invited to participate in a dialogue with students on their areas of expertise and their personal career paths in the cultural sector. Group discussion of the issues raised is encouraged so that students can gain deeper insights into the nature of management from experienced practitioners. This module has two objectives: firstly, to give students an insight into policy and practice in cultural sector management; secondly, to encourage students to reflect upon the particular qualities that make for a successful career as a manager and leader in the cultural sector. Students are also encouraged to draw upon concepts and insights gained from the Management module already delivered in the Autumn trimester.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
(a) Understand the strategic and practical management challenges facing managers in the cultural field.
(b) Possess an insight into the kind of personal qualities needed to be a successful manager in the cultural sector.
(c) Have a sense of one's personal strengths and weaknesses and opportunities for growth and development as a manager.
(d) Identify the qualities that make for effective leadership in a cultural organisation.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module comprises five or more encounters with people chosen for their exceptional or outstanding achievement in the arts or heritage fields. Speaker are chosen to achieve diversity in line with the following criteria: gender, art-form, early- mid-career or senior management levels of experience. The sessions will take the form of an open dialogue with the speaker, conducted by lecturers on the programme. Students are invited to ask supplementary questions to illuminate or tease out some aspect of the speaker's presentation. The sessions are 1.5 hours in duration. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Cultural Policy 3 (Artform) (AH40120), Cultural Pol. 3 Arts Lives (AH40240)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Portfolio: Reflective Journal comprising individual entries for each speaker session Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Each student will receive an individual, written assessment of the journal they have kept and submitted for assessment following the conclusion of the module.

Name Role
Dr Annette Clancy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: First 7 Weeks Tues 10:00 - 11:50