367 International Cultural Policy and Art Dissemination

Course Objectives

The aim of this course consists in applying the subject’s perspective, and theory from the introductory course, to a particular subject area. In each specialisation course students will study a general interdisciplinary theme, from a historical, an aesthetic (e.g. literary) or interpretative sociological perspective. Teachers from the various disciplines present interdisciplinary topics from their respective standpoints, and in this way emphasise the interdisciplinary approach.

Course Description

The course focuses on the organisation of the cultural field in an international perspective. Particular emphasis will be given to the organisation of the field of professional art, but other parts of the cultural field, such as the mass media, the cultural industry and folk culture, will also be examined. Students will study how the field of art is organised in various countries and how common tendencies of internationalisation affect cultural life. The course includes both cultural-political and a communicative perspectives; cultural-sociological and aesthetic perspectives are also employed. The following elements will be emphasised.

  1. Theories about the field of art
  2. Internationalisation and globalisation
  3. Cultural policy in various countries; models of cultural policy
  4. International channels of dissemination and promotion, circulation, arenas and custodians in the field of art
  5. International cultural co-operation.

Learning Methods

Instruction in a specialisation course is in the form of seminars with 3-6 hours per week in the spring semester.

Assessment Methods

Students must submit a term paper which is based on the syllabus material which counts for 20% of the final grade. For specialisation courses, students must hold a trial lecture of 40-45 minutes duration for one of the courses, and for the other course they will be orally examined. This assessment counts for 80% of the final grade of the specialisation course.

The candidates may select which specialisation course for their trial lecture, but the department will select the topic of the assignment. The candidates must give notice when registering for the particular course what type of assessment they wish.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

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