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Culture in the Digital Age

How has the cultural sector been affected by technology? Has tech created new opportunities? Get answers with this course.

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Culture in the Digital Age

4,900 enrolled on this course

  • 3 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Open level

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Explore the affects of digital technology on the cultural sector

In the last two decades, the cultural sector has undergone a radical transformation due to the rise of new media technologies. The digital revolution has radically transformed the daily practice of international cultural relations.

On this course you will explore how digital technology creates new opportunities in international cultural relations. You will learn about new trends in the cultural economy, regulatory challenges and emerging threats. You will also be introduced to tools to build a digital strategy in order to reach an international audience and establish global networks.

What topics will you cover?

Digitalisation and the cultural economy

  • Impacts of the digital on creative industries
  • The rise of transmedia

Cultural institutions in the digital age

  • A new era for cultural policy?
  • Crowdfunding culture
  • Digitalised art worlds

New threats and regulatory challenges in the age of the internet

  • The emergence of new vulnerabilities
  • Digital platforms as threats for the creative economy
  • Media pluralism in the digital era

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify economic and organisational models emerging in the cultural economy as a result 
of digital disruptions

  • Explore the key regulatory challenges at national and international levels
  • Design innovative frameworks for intercultural relations, using the power of new technologies
  • Develop a digital strategy to reach a wider audience and build global networks 


Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone working in fields related to culture or technology. This includes cultural managers, artists, diplomats, internet professionals, and journalists.

Who will you learn with?

Anna Triandafyllidou is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

Jeremie Molho is Research Fellow at the European University Institute

Who developed the course?

European University Institute (EUI)

We are the European University Institute (EUI), the leading institute in Europe dedicated to social sciences and humanities. Founded in 1972 by the six original members of the then European Communities, the EUI has earned a reputation as a transnational hub of research and higher learning.

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