INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THEORIES AND CONCEPTS IN THE CREATIVE AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES (CCI) Reading homework help

 Using particular case studies, critically examine how working in the music or fashion industry might involve both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ forms of cultural work. 

INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THEORIES AND CONCEPTS
IN THE CREATIVE AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES

Summary and Essay Surgery

MODULE OUTCOMES
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Critically determine and define what is meant by culture and the creative and cultural industries

Gain an understanding of the range of theories and concepts available to study the cultural and creative industries

Be able to apply the theories and concepts learned to research on current aspects of the cultural and creative industries

Critically assess the explanatory power of existing theories and concepts in analyses of the cultural and creative industries

Masters level standards 

The University has determined the minimum requirements for a MA student.

An ability to critically evaluate current research, methodologies and scholarship and where appropriate propose new hypotheses; 

An ability to deal with complex issues systematically and creatively; 

A comprehensive understanding of relevant knowledge and applicable techniques which are at the forefront of their academic disciplines, field of study or professional practice; 

Independent thought. 

ASSESSMENT

This module has one assessment:

A 2,500 word essay

ASSESSMENT

This module has one assessment:

A 2,500 word essay

Unless otherwise specified, the word count is for the main body of the text and ignores the reference list and appendices. If you exceed the word length you will be penalised.

ASSESSMENT

This module has one assessment:

A 2,500 word essay

If you are up to 5% over the word limit – a 5% penalty will be applied 

• If you are 5-10% over word limit – a 10% penalty will be applied 

• If you are over 10% over the word limit – a 15% penalty will be applied. 

Essay formatting and style guide

Have the standard Management School cover sheet (available from MUSE); 

Have the word count given on the cover sheet; 

Be presented with 2.5cm margins all round; 

Use Times New Roman or Arial, 11 or 12 point for the main body text; 

Use 1.5 line spacing; 

Have all pages numbered except the first; 

Be properly spell checked; 

Be made attractive with suitable use of headings, paragraphs and sections; 

Be properly referenced to the Management School version of Harvard

See your PGT handbook for further details, (BB Information Room)

Essay Questions

Using particular case studies, critically examine how working in the music or fashion industry might involve both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ forms of cultural work.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Assessment criteria<40%
(Hard Fail)
40-49%
(Soft Fail)
50-59%
(Pass)
60-69%
(Merit)
70-79 %
(Distinction)
80 % and above
(High Distinction)
Use/adaptation  of theories/conceptsHardly any mention of academic literatureSome mention and summary of relevant academic literatureGood understanding and synthesis of academic literatureVery good, clear understanding and synthesis of academic literatureVery good judicious and insightful use of relevant literatureExcellent judicious and insightful use of relevant literature
Use of data and examplesHardly any use of relevant examplesSome examples but hardly relevantGood use of examplesVery good choices and use of examplesVery good, judicious and insightful use of examplesExcellent use and illustration of timely and thematically- relevant examples
Structure and analytical insightsHardly any structure and analysisMinimal attempt at structure and analysisSome good attempts at structure and analysisVery good structure and analysisVery well structured and analysedExcellent use of structure and level of analysis
Intelligibility of writingMostly unintelligibleAt times unintelligibleWell writtenVery well writtenExtremely well writtenExcellently written

 

Causes of poor performance

Not answering the brief; 

Being purely descriptive rather than analytical; 

Inability to apply theory to practice; 

Poor referencing; 

Poor structure /organisation of material; 

Arguments do not follow; 

Poor construction of the sentences/ paragraphs with poor use of grammar so that examiners do not know what is intended.

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