KLS 3543 Performing Arts and live culture

KLS 3543 Performing Arts and live culture

Course code: 
KLS 3543
Department: 
Communication and Culture
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Sigrid Røyseng
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Creative Industries Management - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The performing arts are created before a live audience and are often referred to as the art of the moment. Theatre, dance, music and opera are regarded as performing arts. The course covers everything from the most experimental to the most commercial areas of the industry – from contemporary music to stand-up comedy.  Music is limited to classical music played by live orchestras or ensembles in concert halls and similar arenas. While we are seeing more and more activities becoming digitalized, interest for experiencing culture in live performances is just as intense as it has been in past times. This industry’s central focus on live performance nonetheless poses a number of financial, market-oriented and organisational challenges which the course will look more closely at.  During the course, students will also train their skills in orally presenting a message to an audience. 

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Students will obtain knowledge of the performing arts’ history and characteristics. They will also develop insight into relevant value chains and major players, economic and organisational issues and issues regarding financial support, as well as political framework conditions for the performing arts. Moreover, students will analyse characteristics of the different areas of art embodied in this industry, for example, theatre, opera, dance and orchestration. 

Learning outcomes - Skills

Students will develop skills in gathering and working with information on economic, organisational, cultural, and political aspects of different areas of the industry. Students will work in groups, to develop proposals for solutions to economic, organisational, cultural and political challenges in concrete cases with a common starting points of general insight into the industry. Students will develop skills in presenting material orally. 

Learning Outcome - Reflection

Through different learning processes in the course, students will develop respect for artistic attitudes and values in performance activities.  Students will develop ethical awareness and a professional attitude in working with cultural organisations that do not necessarily have commercial motives for their activities.  

Course content
  • The performing arts’ general characteristics, value chains and industrial structure
  • Organisational forms in the industry
  • The history of the performing arts
  • The performing arts’ forms of cultural policy and
  • Marketing challenges for the performing arts
  • Institutions, projects, festivals, networks and hybrid forms
  • Oral presentation
Learning process and requirements to students

The course is carried out through the use of lectures, group work and case presentations in class.  There will be 24 hours of plenary lectures and an additional 12 hours will be devoted to training in oral presentation in groups.   

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Required prerequisite knowledge

No particular prerequisite knowledge is required.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
KLS 35431
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
60No1 Semester(s)Group (2 - 4)In connection with a re-sit the project paper can be completed on an individual basis.
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation
Exam code:
KLS 35432
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
40No 15 Minute(s)Individual A re-sit may be taken separately for each part of the examination.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (2-4)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:In connection with a re-sit the project paper can be completed on an individual basis.
Exam code: KLS 35431
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: 15 Minute(s)
Comment:A re-sit may be taken separately for each part of the examination.
Exam code: KLS 35432
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching24Hour(s)
Other in classroom12Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching18Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments60Hour(s)
Self study50Hour(s)
Examination36Hour(s)
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:24 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Other in classroom
Duration:12 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:18 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:60 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:50 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:36 Hour(s)
Comment:
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.