Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Festival Management (E) (WP)

level of course unit

first cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students:
- get to know the development of festivals as a format of cultural production and encounter.
- understand and reflect the global structure of the festival world, meaning of place and changes through digitalization.
- meet the central challenges for management, budgeting and programs of art education.
- reflect on business and artistic environments.
- are able to draft the meaning and impacts of festivals for destination management, cultural tourism and cultural production.
- develop intercultural competences and sense of responsibility.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

- Definition and development of festivals
- Tasks & potentials of art festivals
- Global networks and international exchange
- Festival tourism and sustainability
- Festival management
- Current issues

recommended or required reading

Newbold, C. & Jordan, J. (ed) (2016). Focus on World Festivals, Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers
Filipovic, E. et al (ed.) (2010). The biennial reader, Bergen: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Picard, D. & Robinson, M. (2006). Festivals, Tourism and change: Remaking Worlds,
Duffy, M. & Mair, J. (2018). Festival Encounters. Theoretical Perspectives on festival events.
Valck, M. et al (ed) (2016). Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice.

assessment methods and criteria

academic paper

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

5

eLearning quota in percent

25

course-hours-per-week (chw)

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

seminar

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

2

name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Verena Teissl; Mag. Elisabeth Mayerhofer, MBA

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

none

course unit code

bb.WPK.1

type of course unit

seminar-degree

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

not applicable