Checking date: 13/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Cultural industries and the media
Study: Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (211)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1. Knowledge and approach to the characteristics of cultural industries (film, radio, newspapers, books, video games, etc.). 2. Ability to identify, understand and analyze the set of activities (creation, production, distribution and marketing) which contribute to the goods or cultural service production. 3. Understanding of the performance characteristics of cultural industries in contemporary society.
Description of contents: programme
- Culture and industrialization of culture - Cultural industries: definition, market structure, generic models. - Cultural industries in the digital era - Funding sources - Cultural consumption and cultural diversity - Case studies
Learning activities and methodology
1. Lectures 2. Workgroups 3. Students work
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Hesmondhalgh, D.. The Cultural Industries. SAGE. 2013
  • Napoli, P.. Deconstructing the Diversity Principle. Journal of Communication, 49 (4), 7-34. 1999
  • UNESCO. International Flows of Selected Cultural Gods and Services, 1994-2003. UNESCO. 2005

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.