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
2022/3, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods including their alignment to LOs
The module is designed to encourage your active learning and collaboration with your peer group. Teaching and learning will take place in practical workshops, supported by online resources and activities (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Reading and activities will be available online in advance of each workshop to ensure you are prepared. These will range from reading and critical reflection exercises, through to workbook activities and exercises (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Workshops will be delivered with the whole class and these include significant interactive components, where you will work in groups and pairs as appropriate, developing projects and critically evaluating your own and other students’ work. The activities in these group sessions are carefully structured to ensure your maximum engagement and learning. The workshops also give the opportunity for you to clarify concepts, alongside analytical engagement with the topics being discussed. (LOs 1, 2,3,4,5)
Students will be expected to collaborate successfully with their fellow students and contribute to the joint development of the group’s work as well as their individual learning. Research, writing and analytical skills will be developed through the written work in the form of business, marketing, financial and other plans. (LOs 2, 3, 5)

Formative Assessment:
Whilst all assessment is summative, you will be given formative feedback on your work as it builds though the module. Formative feedback will be offered through immediate response to group work and continuous monitoring of progress in the various group presentations, which will take the form of discussion, written and verbal feedback and guidance.

The interim presentations in particular give groups the opportunity to get peer and academic feedback on work in progress. This feedback allows you to then review and revise elements of your proposals, enhancing your knowledge and learning, as you work towards your final pitch.

Group work will be developed in the practical workshops throughout the module and you will be supported in developing your understanding and knowledge through regular feedback on your work. Again this builds towards your final pitch, but also will help you identify the key learning moments throughout the module, allowing you to feed your development forwards to your final year studies.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be based on 3 elements of assessment:
• 2 Interim group presentations of 10 minutes (LOs 2, 3, 4, 5).
Through your presentations, and how you listen and respond to questions and feedback on your presentations, you will be able to demonstrate your ongoing personal and group learning. These presentations are building blocks towards your final presentation.

• A panel assessment of a final group presentation of 20 minutes (LOs 2, 3, 4, 5).
This will pitch your final project and company (supported by a business plan) and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of producing work and developing new companies.

• Written peer critique and assessment of the group work, plus a short reflective commentary on your own learning. (LOs 1, 4).
This will include critical reflection on your own performance as well as that of your team members, including specific examples to back up your conclusions. You will also reflect on your own learning from the module and how this feeds forward to your future development.

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