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MA MSc Information Management in the Cultural Sector

City University London

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This course caters for those with a specific interest in library and information management and services in arts, culture and heritage organisations, designed equally for those already working in the field and those wishing to move into it, including mid-career moves. It brings together education from the Schools of Informatics and Arts, giving equal weight to the two perspectives and providing a unique background for developing an understanding of this environment. Course Content The MAMSc IMCS course is a part of the Information Studies Scheme (ISS) and has several modules in common with MSc Information Science and MAMSc Library Science. Students may be able to transfer between these courses during their first term. Key features of all ISS courses include: ? balance between academic rigour and professional relevance ? focus on conceptual, philosophical and historical aspects, as a basis for reflective practice and life-long learning ? research-based teaching, emphasising the relevance of research and critical evaluation for professional success ? use of practitioner lecturers to complement academic staff ? balance between face-to-face teaching, taking advantage of our central London location, and e-learning support ? international outlook, with a possibility of study abroad ? collaboration with the main information-sector recruitment agencies, to ensure course relevance and assist in graduate employment. Course Structure The course involves study of 8 taught module, plus a dissertation. The modules generally offered are as follows. From the Department of Information Science - four modules chosen from: ? Library and information science foundation ? Information resources and organisation ? Digital libraries ? Digital information technologies and architecture ? Independent study From the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management: ? Culture, policy and management - frames of reference ? Cultural portfolio: critical immersion and professional development ? Digital cultures. Plus one chosen from a wide range which typically includes: ? Audiences and marketing ? Communications, fundraising and advocacy ? Comparative international models of cultural policy ? Cultural planning ? Currents of criticism ? Education and learning in the cultural sector ? Financial planning and entrepreneurialism ? Evaluation, politics and advocacy ? Managing organisations ? Managing people ? Post-colonial agendas the culture of politics ? Programming ? Contemporary UK cultural policy

This course caters for those with a specific interest in library and information management and services in arts, culture and heritage organisations, designed equally for those already working in the field and those wishing to move into it, including mid-career moves. It brings together education from the Schools of Informatics and Arts, giving equal weight to the two perspectives and providing a...

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