The course Culture in the Digital Age by the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute aims to examine the impact of technology on the arts and culture sector. How has the sector evolved to integrate digital technology and in what ways? Has technological development brought about new opportunities? These are some of the questions this self-paced online course tries to answer.
The course zooms in on digital technology and its effects onto the cultural sector within the last two decades - a time in which the rise of new media technologies has driven forward fast organisational change. In addition, the digital revolution has also transformed the meaning of culture itself, and the practice of cultural relations. Learners will find out how technology has opened up new opportunities in the sector and will discover the latest trends, regulatory challenges and emerging risks. They will also find new tools to use and build their own digital strategy - to reach an international audience or establish partnerships in the cultural sectors throughout the world.
The course's modules are split over 3 weeks, requiring an average study time of 3 hours on a weekly basis. It includes flexible deadlines, which can be pushed back at learners' own convenience.