Cultural Industries (25 ECTS cr.)

Programme Overview

The aim of the programme is to offer insights into culture and cultural products by studying the processes and aspects of the commercialization of culture. The programme is jointly organized by the Faculties of Social Sciences (Tourism Studies), Art & Design, and Law.

After completion of the programme a student will be able to:
- define and understand the field of cultural industries
- describe some production and consumption processes in the field
- discuss cultural, creative and experience industries from different angles

For good grades, the student is also able to:
- critically reflect on the fields and business, production and consumption logic within them
- apply the issues discussed during the courses to concrete regional and business cases, and future challenges

Please note that Cultural Industries does not award a degree!

Students and Studies

The programme and its individual courses are open to exchange and degree students of the University of Lapland. The maximum number of participants is 40 students. Please note that the Cultural Industries is offered only in the spring semester!

The programme benefits from collaborations with The European Joint Master Degree Program in Arts, Culture and International Management (EMACIM). The students of EMACIM and the Cultural Industries programme are able to take classes interchangeably (subject to availability) as offered at the University of Lapland. For further information, please see: Within the Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education, the programme has collaboration possibilities also with the Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences.

More information on structure of studies and courses is available in WebOodi.

Coordination and Contacts

The Programme Coordinator and the International Studies Coordinator are responsible for the practical implementation of the programme. The Programme Coordinator is in charge of the academic implementation, literature exams and matters related to the academic content of the courses. The International Studies Coordinator is responsible for practical matters such as disseminating information about the programme and scheduling. 

Programme Coordinator
Assistant of Business Studies in Tourism
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Tourism & Business

International Studies Coordinator
Faculty of Social Sciences
Tel. +358 40 484 4195
E-mail: isc(at)