Checking date: 28/04/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Cultural industries and the media
Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 382 - Estudio: 211)


Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


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.
Skills and learning outcomes
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

Extraordinary call: regulations
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 may change due academic events or other reasons.