The Center for Cultural Production serves as a platform and connection point for the following teaching and research formats at Zeppelin University
Laboratory for Implicit and Artistic Knowledge
LIKWI is designed as an experimental platform for research and learning. It aims to integrate tacit, aesthetic and emotional knowledge into academic forms of learning and teaching.
The artsprogram of Zeppelin University initiates artistic interventions, performances, exhibitions, and discursive formats and thus makes the university itself a place or artistic production.
The Bachelor's focus "Culture" in the degree program "Communication & Cultural Management" (B.A.) offers students, in addition to a sound education in the core areas of cultural studies such as cultural theory, sociology and philosophy, the opportunity to critically examine specific theories and debates in the field of curating and staging as well as in the art and culture business and cultural policy. In this way, the track "Arts & Culture Studies" sharpens students' awareness of current issues in the practical fields of cultural management and staging practice and enables them to apply theoretical knowledge in the constantly changing fields of art and cultural production in a project- and organization-oriented manner.
These modules are supplemented by a diverse range of courses from other subject groups in the fields of organisational research, marketing, and political and administrative sciences.
The track "Cultural Production" aims at a reflective examination of the changing contexts and actors in and through which cultural production takes place today. Cultural, aesthetic and artistic productions have multiplied: If YouTube serves as an artistic platform, if pop music becomes a medium of social criticism and artists become decisive actors in urban development, research into new disciplinary arrangements, altered analytical techniques and other approaches than those offered by traditional cultural management are also needed.
The track therefore teaches students artistic and curatorial techniques and methods in addition to the analysis of written, pictorial and media texts: These can help to grasp the complex situation of cultural production between author and recipient, market and politics, aesthetics and commodity value. On the basis of a comprehensive understanding of these processes in terms of cultural and social theory, it is important to develop an informed approach to new formats, practices and distribution channels of cultural production. The track "Cultural Production" thus prepares for conceptual, informed, judgmental and creative work in the cultural sector. At the same time, it qualifies students for subsequent doctoral studies in the research area of cultural production and within the research cluster Arts Production and Cultural Policy in Transformation | ACPT.