Core Module Information
Module title: Festival and Event Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM11124
Module leader: Jane Ali-Knight
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


Description of module content:

This module critically engages you and allows you to consider both the socio-cultural role and economic impacts of international festivals and events, for organisations, policy makers, regions or localities. The module will cover a range of festivals and events within an international context. Major multi-arts, sporting and religious events such as the Edinburgh Festival, Commonwealth Games or Mela's to small localised festivals and one-off events will be critically explored and the audiences for each type of event examined and evaluated. How some festivals and events, not aimed at tourists, have become tourist attractions in recent years will also be explored and challenged . Consideration will also be given to current issues and trends in festivals and events appraising the likely future demand and development of festivals and events worldwide

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate and critically determine the significance of international festivals and events, the multifaceted nature of their impacts and the application of applied and theoretical perspectives related to their management, effectiveness and sustainability
LO2: Critically assess the application of organisation theory to the study of structure, environment, strategic planning and decision making of international festivals and events
LO3: Review and evaluate event lifecycles, international market conditions, current issues and trends in international festivals and events

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jane Ali-Knight
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 50 1-2 10 HOURS= 00.20
Portfolio 50 2-3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
TSM11124 - Festival and Event Management