LAW41750 Law of Cult Pol&Arts Mgmt

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces the legal framework relevant for practitioners in the arts, culture, and heritage sectors.
It examines how culture is defined in law; what areas of culture are governed; and how human rights and culture
interact with one another. It also examine the fundamentals of intellectual property law and the way in which it
applies in the creative industries. Finally, the module also provides an overview of employment law in the arts.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students will have:

-Developed an understanding of the role of law in the arts, culture and heritage sectors;
-Gained knowledge of the fundamentals of cultural heritage law, intellectual property law, and employment law;
-Identified the links between culture and human rights; and
-Demonstrated an ability for critical thinking about the relationship between law and culture more broadly.

Indicative Module Content:

-Cultural Heritage Law, incl. UNESCO Conventions

-Human Rights Law, esp. the right to take part in cultural life

-Intellectual Property Law, Copyright

-Employment Law in the Arts

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:


-Reflective Learning

-Critical Writing 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: 25% is awarded for participation in class discussions. This means reading the material and being able to discuss when called upon in class. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Essay: Final written essay Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will be provided with individual feedback by email following assessment of the assignment.

Name Role
Dr Bernd Justin Jütte Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Anthony Kerr Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Amy Strecker Lecturer / Co-Lecturer