The spring semester will be here before you know it which means... you guessed it, course registration is right around the corner! But there’s no need to freak out because CCI has compiled a detailed list of all the courses that will be offered next semester. We hope that this will give you a comprehensive look at all of our course offerings so you can start planning ahead and alleviate some of the stress out of scheduling.

CCI 100- Introduction to Creative and Cultural Industries:

Section 01- T/Th 11:30am-12:45pm

This class will provide students with an introduction to the key concepts in the field of the Creative and Culture industries. Central to the course will be the exploration of how culture is used both at an institutional level and in everyday life as well as the idea of culture and cultural production and how these concepts have been understood and have changed throughout history. The main goal being to help the students to explore the definitions and wider implications of the Creative and Cultural Industries in order to consolidate students’ knowledge of the multiple meanings associated with this term.

CCI 203-01 Contemporary Issues in CCI- Sustainability

Section 01- T/Th 8:30-9:45am

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This class will examine the issues of environmental sustainability and the climate crisis in relation to the Creative and Cultural Industries. We will consider the current setup of the industry, examining the basic models that CCIs deploy to encourage us to consume (i.e. cyclic product cycles/planned obsolescence of devices) and consider the often-hidden environmental impact of these industries. We will also look at how progressive CCIs are responding to these challenges by using creativity to address environmental sustainability, particularly by developing new product lines, business models, and working practices across the sector. We will examine these issues from a cultural and economic perspective; how adaption to the climate crisis is changing the way we engage with things and the new methods of monetizing these practices.

CCI 203-02 Contemporary Issues in CCI- Art and Activism:

Section 02- TH 7:00-9:50pm

From the unfurling of the AIDS quilt on the National Mall in 1987 to the projection of Breonna Taylor’s photograph on the base of the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond in 2020, activist art has been – and continues to be – a powerful means for bringing about social and political change. This course explores the generative intersection of art and activism, looking particularly at social justice-focused artists and projects both domestic and international. After studying key historical antecedents and theoretical frameworks, we will analyze an array of creative strategies by contemporary artists working in and across disciplines such as visual art, performance, street art, digital media and institutional critique. What defines an art project or action as “activist”? What is the relationship between an activist art form and its meaning? Can we observe a cultural shift from the 20th century “aesthetics of outrage” to a contemporary “aesthetics of care”? Course materials will include performance films, exhibition documentation, artist interviews, websites, and site visits to LA.

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AH/CCI 204-Introduction to Museum Studies

Section 01- T/Th 10-11:15am

Through contact with the university’s art collections, field-trips to area museums, and exposure to current theory and debate, this course offers an introduction to the dynamic field of Museum Studies. Topics include collections management, curatorial practice, exhibition planning, museum education and new technologies.

CCI 301-01- Studies in Cultural Institutions- Fashion: Performing Style and Identity Section 01-F 1:00- 3:45pm

This course explores the performance of identity through dress within a contemporary global context and in relation to gender, race, and class. How can practices of dress embody critical thought and ideas? The class examines the relationship of style and identity through the following units: Contextualizing Dress as Embodied Practice, Fashioning Identity, Style as Resistance, and Performing Style and Identity in Critical Practice. Students will examine their own personal dress narratives and will analyze the work of a contemporary artist who incorporates identity as a key part of their work.

CCI 303-Cultural Organization Management

Section 01- M/W 2:30-3:45pm

Section 02- M/W 4:00-5:15pm

This course will examine the key issues, concepts and practices associated with the management and operation of cultural organizations. Taught by faculty and industry-leading guest speakers, covering domestic and international perspectives, the course will equip students with the theoretical and practical skills needed for working in the Creative and Cultural Industries.

CCI 304-01- CCI In Practice (Podcasting)

Section 01-W 7:00-9:50pm

	Photo by Jonathan Farber on Unsplash
Photo by Jonathan Farber on Unsplash

This course allows students to contribute a segment for a reboot of the Catalyst Podcast, a podcast that focused on the art and the artists of Chapman University. Students who come out of this 300 level class will know how to produce, edit, host, market and launch their own podcast, and the Catalyst podcast would give them an opportunity to run a network, and give Chapman

students an opportunity to subscribe, listen, and then learn about all of the talented students on the campus.

CCI 305- Cultural Studies

Section 01- T/TH 1:00-2:15pm

This course engages with the major ideas and concepts of cultural studies. It will introduce the emergence of cultural studies as a discipline, looking at its origins in film and media studies, anthropology, feminism, English, Art, political science, sociology, and gender studies. The course will explore how cultural studies developed ideas for examining cultural texts and products and their relationship to meaning and identity. The course will engage with issues of creativity and support students to pursue their own interests in CCI.

We are so excited to offer you a sneak preview into the variety of fun classes being offered in CCI next semester! However, please keep in mind that this schedule is considered tentative until the official Spring 2022 schedule is released by the Office of the Registrar and made available to view starting on Monday, October 18th. For more important registration information, be sure to visit

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