EG128-4-FY-CO:
Wedding and Festival Planning

The details
2023/24
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
15
09 November 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BA N888 Events Management,
BA NA88 Events Management (Including Year Abroad),
FDA N889 Events Management

Module description

This module will introduce you to the concept of cultural events, weddings and festivals in society. The module will provide the origins and impacts of events in this genre and will consider a range of ethnic, religious, sociological and cultural viewpoints.

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the definitions, theories and origins of cultural and ceremonial events.
- Identify weddings in a range of society cultures;
- Understand the historical evolvement of cultural and ceremonial events in society;
- Identify the characteristics of celebratory and social events.

2. Understand market demands and changing trends of events in society.
- Identify market segments for celebratory and society events;
- Identify the needs and personal expectations for celebratory events;
- Recognise changing trends in society for social events.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the management of weddings and festivals.
- Understand the planning procedures of weddings and festivals;
- Recognise the value of risk management;
- Recognise the procurement of services;
- Understand the value of the relationship of the venue;
- Identify the legalities of society events.

4. Recognise society events in the wider context of the events industry.
- Identify the size of the market of weddings, festivals and cultural events;
- Recognise the legacy of society events;
- Understand the impact of society events on the local environment.

Module learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the definitions, theories and origins of cultural and ceremonial events.
2. Understand market demands and changing trends of events in society.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the management of cultural events.
4. Recognise society events in the wider context of the events industry.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching will take the shape of either classroom based or online lectures and seminars where Wivenhoe House will be used to contextualize theory and illustrate practice. Self-managed learning will supplement seminars where you will be provided with guidance on required reading and on-line learning resources.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Individual Report 1     
Coursework   Individual Report 2     

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Nicola Cade, email: nicola.cade@essex.ac.uk.
Nicola Cade
Edge Hotel School, ehs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Mr James Ellerby
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 32 hours, 32 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Edge Hotel School

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