SECS-P/08 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The notion of cultural and creative industries is at the core of the national and international debate related to culture and has led to a new vision that starting from cultural heritage, performing arts, visual arts, literature includes museums and galleries, movie industry, music industry, publishing and then architecture, design and videogames. It is a wide notion that led to a wide and open idea of culture.

Cultural and creative industries management has developed as a separate discipline to answer the needs of such a wide and varied group of profit and non profit organisation. The present day situation with the limitations due to COVID made even more necessary the identification of new management and enhancement strategies.

In the first part, the course will focus on the state of the arts of cultural and creative industries, referring specifically to the definition of the sector and the policies and strategies used to boost it at the national and international level. The second part of the course will focus on the theoretical notions related to the management of the sector. Starting point is the awareness that these organisations (museums, theatres, dance companies, movie and music companies, …) show some features that influence the way they operate.

Case studies and examples will be used to apply the theoretical notions to concrete cases.

Course Structure

The course consists of participative lectures. Group works will be used to help students to apply the theoretical notions to case studies that the teacher or the same students will choose. Guest lectures will also be organised so that experts will share their experience in managing a cultural organisation.

Detailed Course Content

Module A (4 CFU): prof.ssa Anna Mignosa


Module B (5 CFU): prof. Marco Puglisi

Textbook Information

Module A:


- L. Solima (2018) “Management per l’impresa culturale”, Carocci Editore, Pagg. 1-274.

- R. Towse, (2012), “A textbook of cultural economics” chapter 4 – our translation (available on Studium).


Modulo B:

Texts (further than some parts from Solima 2018)

- L. Solima (2008), “L’impresa culturale – Processi e strumenti di gestione”, Carocci editore, pagg. 92-124, 157-161 e 169-224.


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