Core Module Information
Module title: International Festival and Event Management

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

Module code: TSM11512
Module leader: Jane Ali-Knight
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


Description of module content:

This module considers festival and event management, event development and processes as well as impacts on other organisations, regions or localities. The module covers a range of festivals and events within an international context from major multi-arts, sporting and religious events such as the Edinburgh Festival, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games or World Expos to smaller ones and employs organisation theory to their study and the analysis of pressures and challenges faced by organisers. Current issues and trends in the festivals and events market and political economy are also appraised along the likely future demand and development of festivals and events worldwide.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate and critically determine the significance of various types of festivals and events, their social, cultural, economic, political, physical, environmental and technological impacts addressing issues related to effectiveness, sustainability and ethical management (essay, journal)
LO2: Communicate and present findings of investigative activity critically assessing the application of organisation theory and festival and event theory to the study of structure, environment, strategy and decision making, planning and learning (portfolio, journal)
LO3: Review and evaluate event lifecycles, international market conditions, current issues, trends in international festivals and events (essay, portfolio, journal)

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
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)
Online Seminar 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 10 ALL 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Essay 40 1 - 3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Portfolio 50 2, 3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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