27157 - Theatre Seminar (1)

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Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

The theater seminar is a training activity that integrates the educational offer of traditional courses. At the end of the seminar the student: - deepens the knowledge related to relevant aspects of theater studies; - independently applies theoretical analysis methodologies and practical activities of contemporary theater.

Course contents

Project Management and Copyright Law for the Arts

Coordinator: Prof. Matteo Casari, in collaboration with ACEF-Associazione Culturale Economia e Finanza (Bologna) and with Dr. Giulia Taddeo.

The seminar focuses on two main areas: on the one hand, students will be provided with a full overview of issues concerning copyright law for the arts; on the other hand, basic elements of cultural project management and project proposals writing will be discussed.

In particular, the following topics will be addressed:

  • The seminar will take place in 'blended' mode (use the Presente app to participate), from 11 to 13 am according to the following schedule:
  • Arts and Economy;
  • Elements of project management;
  • Calls for cultural projects;
  • Project proposals writing;
  • Historical evolution and sources of international, EU and national copyright law. Intellectual property. Protection requirements. Protected works: in particular, literature, visual arts, cinema, music, photography, choreography, drama, industrial design.
  • Subjects of Law. Anonymous works, collective, composed, derivative works, commissioned works, employees’ works.
  • Legal protection: property law and moral law. Rights of exclusive use, reworking, free use. Rights related to copyright. Notes on collective management of copyright: the cc.dd. collecting societies.
  • Copyright and new technologies: property law on the Internet.
  • Assignment and license, publishing contracts, music publishing contracts, performance contracts, recording contracts.
  • Cultural industries and creative industries: fiscal aspects of copyright.
  • Main legal forms of cultural industries and creative industries

November: 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30.

December: 2, 4, 7, 11, 14.

How to register: by email to the coordinator of the seminar Matteo Casari matteo.casari@unibo.it [mailto:matteo.casari@unibo.it], no lather that November 6th.


Antonio Di Lascio, Silvia Ortolani, Istituzioni di diritto e legislazione dello spettacolo, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2010. (Suggested)

Teaching methods

The seminar will combine lectures presentations and class discussion. Active student participation is a key component of the seminar.

Assessment methods

The seminar does not provide for a final exam, but students must attend at least 80% of seminar sessions.

Teaching tools

Audiovisual materials.

Office hours

See the website of Matteo Casari