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Cultural and Creative Industries

Code 10952
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cultura
Entry requirements N.A.
Mode of delivery --Theoretical and practical learning
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes a) Understanding communication as a structuring phenomenon of societies (the concept of mediation)

b) To understand the concept of culture its various meanings.

c) To analyze and identify the relations between media communication and culture;

d) To identify the changes that have occurred with the appearance of modern cultural and creative industries and new technologies.

e) To identify the modes of social interaction associated with the cultural and creative industries and the new technologies: public, mass and multitude

f) To evaluate the impact of culture on individual autonomy and subjectivity

g) To analyze the impact of globalization on culture.
Syllabus Introduction
1. The importance of communication in society.
2. The definition of culture and communication
2.1 Culture in the anthropological sense
2.2. Culture in the humanistic sense
3. Technical reproducibility and cultural industry.
3.1. Cultural industries and creative industries: definition
3.2. Digital media and the transformation of cultural experience
3.3. What is Creativity? Differences between work and labour.
3.4. Changes in the production and reception of communicative products
3.4.1. New forms of work and business organization
3.4.1. Autonomy and subjectivity in the digital age

Main Bibliography Adorno, Theodor, A Industria Cultural, in Gabriel Cohn, Comunicação e Indústria Cultural, São Paulo, TA Queiroz, 1987, pp. 287-295.

Adorno, Theodor e Max Horkheimer, O iluminismo como mistificação das massas. In Jorge B. M. de Almeida, Indústria Cultural e Sociedade, Edição Paz e Terra, 2002 pp. 5-44

Antunes, Manuel, Cultura in Volume IV: História da Cultura, Lisboa: Fundação Gulbenkian, 2007

Atzeni, Maurizio, Workers and Labour in a Globalised Capitalism, PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2014

Benjamin, Walter, «A obra de arte na era da sua reprodutibilidade técnica» in Walter Benjamin, Magia, Técnica, Arte e Politica, São Paulo, Brasiliense, 1987, pp. 165-196..

Caune, Jean , As relações entre cultura e comunicação: núcleo epistêmico e forma simbólica, in Líbero- Ano XI - no 22 - Dez 2008

Correia, João Carlos, Comunicação e Cidadania: Os media e a fragmentação do espaço publico nas sociedades pluralistas, Lisboa, 2004. 5 - 23

Correia, João Carlos, «Mass, public and multitudes: digital activism and some of its paradoxes » in Eduardo Cintra Torres e Samuel Mateus, From Multitude to Crowds: collective action and the media, Peter Lang, 2015, pp. 37-51.

Gomes, Wilson, «Esfera publica política e comunicação em Transformação estrutural da esfera pública “ in Wilson Gomes e Rousiley Maia, Comunicação e Democracia, São Paulo, Paulos editora, 2008. Pp. 32-52

Hesmondhalgh, David and Sarah Baker, Creative Labour , Media work in three cultural industries, 2011, Routledge?

Lovink, Geert and Ned Rossiter, MyCreativity Reader A Critique of Creative industries. Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 2007

Lull, James, Culture in the communication ageRoutledge, 2001.

Taylor, Paul A. and Jane Li. Harris (2008), Critical theories of Mass media: them and now. McGraw Hill, Open University Press.

Vernal, Javier Inazio, Arnold Gehlen, Reflexões sobre Ser Humano. in INTERthesis, Florianópolis, v.6, n.1, p. 74-89, jan./jul. 2009




Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Evaluation methods and criteria


Students will be evaluated for two frequencies with a value of 50% each. One of the tests will be an individual work with the same weighting with four to eight pages and oral presentation.

80 % Class attendance is mandatory to obtain attendance (access to the Exam).
A minimum average grade of seven is compulsory to obtain access to the final examination

Compulsory attendance is not applied to student-workers.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-08

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