Core Module Information
Module title: Festival & Event Impacts and Sustainability

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

Module code: TSM10913
Module leader: Sarah Snell
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages

Requisites: AND Pre-requisite: Previous knowledge of festival and event management processes and the social and policy environment in which events and festivals take place AND Pre-requisite: [Module TSM09102] Planning & Public Policy for Festival and Events

Description of module content:

This module will give students an opportunity to engage with the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development within the events industry, on local, national and global levels. The module establishes how festival and events managers must consider the various impacts of an event throughout each stage of the planning process and beyond. Social, cultural, physical, environmental, economic, political and tourism impacts of events and their interrelationships are examined in depth. Event impacts are explored within the context of the minds of funding organisations and policy makers and how they are used in order to justify public spending on events and minimise any negative externalities. Event impact evaluation frameworks, the roles of various stakeholders in sustainable event development, and the issues of leveraging events to bring positive legacies for local communities and destinations, are also introduced and explored.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Analyse the social, cultural, economic, environmental and political impacts and legacies of festivals and events.

LO2: Critically evaluate methodological frameworks and tools for assessing event impacts and legacies.

LO3: Assess the contributions of various stakeholders to sustainable practices within the events industry.

LO4: Discuss techniques for leveraging the benefits of festivals and events for host communities.

LO5: Formulate strategic initiatives and innovative practice for implementing and monitoring sustainable event planning and management.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Festival & Event Impacts and Sustainability (SPACE)