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Culture in the Digital Age

European University Institute via FutureLearn


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.

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


  • Digitalisation and the cultural economy
    • Getting started
    • Impacts of the digital on creative industries
    • The rise of transmedia
    • Week 1 wrap up
  • Cultural institutions in the digital age
    • A new era for cultural policy?
    • Crowdfunding culture
    • Digitalised art worlds
    • Week 2 wrap up
  • 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
    • Discussing the impacts of new technologies on international cultural exchanges
    • Course wrap up

Taught by

Jeremie Molho



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