11336 - Culture Economics

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Forli
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Management for Social Economy (cod. 8843)

Learning outcomes

The course aims to deepen the logic of operation, management and economic-financial problems, the processes of production, distribution and consumption of products and services in the artistic-cultural and creative industries sectors. At the end of the course the student: - deepens the link that exists between art and economy starting from the role that creativity and culture have in defining the value chain of contemporary products and in purchasing and consumption behaviors; - knows the characteristics of cultural enterprises and economic reasons for public intervention in the sector and analyzes the main markets of the arts and culture (cultural goods and heritage, visual arts, performing arts, cultural industries); - reflects on the possibilities of culture as a factor of local development, with particular attention to the role of cultural organizations and events in urban regeneration, with a view to place marketing, social inclusion, tourist attractiveness and the offer of cultural production and consumption opportunities.

Course contents


- Introduction to the course. The nature of the discipline; the characteristics of the cultural good / product; organizational forms.

- Culture and local development.

- Live entertainment and festivals.

- Cultural industries: the example of the film industry.

- The art market and the artistic heritage.

- Cultural policies and participation (also digital).

- Design Thinking laboratory applied to cultural problems.

 - Cultral policy and urban regeneration.

- Impact of culture on consumption practices and circular economy


Papers will be availabe on Virtuale.

Teaching methods

Face-to-face teaching.

Assessment methods

Written exam: three open questions rated out on 30/30.

An additional score, equal to 10% of the final evaluation, can be obtained by participating (face-to-face or online) at the Design Thinking laboratory.

Evaluation criterion:

18-23: sufficient preparation and analysis skills but related to a limited number of topics covered in the course, use of an overall correct language;

24-27: technically adequate preparation but with some limits concerning the topics covered, good analytical skills, even if not particularly articulated, expressed in the correct language;

28-30: excellent knowledge of a large number of topics covered in the course, good analytical and critical skills, mastery of specific terminology;

30L: excellent and thorough, exhaustive knowledge of the topics addressed in the course, critical analysis and connection, mastery of specific terminology.

Teaching tools

Blackboard and short films. Slides are not used.

Office hours

See the website of Sabrina Pedrini


Quality education Sustainable cities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.