Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership in the Creative Industries

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP09119
Module leader: David Wotton
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

This module is an introduction to the challenges and opportunities in establishing your own arts projects and to the self-leadership awareness and skills needed for success in the arts. You will be learning the skills necessary to launch a small scale arts company and you will be looking at the key issues in leading creative initiatives. You will be exploring and extending your leadership awareness and skills, working in group problem-based learning models. You will be focusing on all the challenges that face the entrepreneur in the creative arts and learning strategies for surviving and prospering in a demanding and volatile industry. This module forms a critical building block for developing your skills and abilities for engaging with the profession, and aims to prepare you for the rigours of the level 10 Festival Production module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically reflect on your personal learning on the module and evaluate your skills for future personal and professional development.
LO2: Articulate the process of launching small projects and enterprises in the arts sector, from planning to implementation
LO3: Gather, prioritise and critically evaluate data and evidence from a range of sources to make effective business judgements.
LO4: Successfully assume the role of the leader, demonstrating confidence and an ability to lead and influence others.
LO5: Develop and critically review business, marketing and financial plans for SMEs in the creative industries sector.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pauline Miller Judd
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Independent Learning Supervised time in studio/workshop 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 2,3,4 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 20 2,3,4,5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Reflective Log 30 1,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 30 2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Leadership in the Creative Industries