12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Summer semester A 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
Two gateway units in either Film and screen studies, Communication and media studies, Journalism or approved equivalent.
- This unit is an international study programinternational study program (http://future.arts.monash.edu/learning-abroad) at Prato that requires an application to be enrolled and may incur additional cost.
- The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).
In this unit students will be introduced to the themes of 'creative cities' in the specific context of urban change and regeneration in contemporary Italy and European cities more generally. These themes include the production and consumption of culture (media and film industries; media cities; cultural production clusters; culture-led urban regeneration; and city branding and identity through culture. The focus will be both larger (Milan, Bologna, Roma) and smaller (Prato, Florence) Italian cities, which will provide field work sites and case studies. This unit, taught intensively in block mode, may also include field trips to cities outside of Italy.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students will have:
- knowledge and understanding of the different role of arts and cultural industries in various aspects of European urban policy;
- demonstrated an ability to investigate the different aspects of cultural production and consumption across different projects, sites and communities in the city;
- skills in the formulation, structuring and written presentation of scholarly close analysis of European cultural and creative cities;
- skills in cross-cultural competency and team work through contribution to collaborative projects and on-line sites of learning.
Field trips to Bologna and Milan or other large Italian cities
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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