A Competence Portfolio for Professionals in the Creative Industries

15 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2013

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Dana Mietzner

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

Martin Kamprath

University of Potsdam

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Date Written: September 2013


Within the last decade, the role of the Creative Industries has grown to become an important part of the economic system. The increasing acceleration of new developments in media and ICT technologies greatly affected the Creative Industries' dynamic with a direct impact on the people working in this sector. Since only a few studies focus on competences needs, more or less isolated from the trends within the industry, we address the topic of individual competence shifts in the turbulent environment of the Creative Industries. We investigated the trends regarding competence shifts and their implications as well as the competences which are essential for creative professionals. We conducted a broad literature review as well as a qualitative study, which includes interviews and workshops with industry experts on trends within the Creative Industries and corresponding dimensions and demands for competences. We present four requirements that call for shifts in the education of competences. Based on the discussion of requirements, we present a competence portfolio for the Creative Industries along the dimensions of professional, methodological and personalā€social competences. The portfolio clearly indicates which competences should be taken into consideration for the development of curricula and study programmes in the education of creative professionals. A generalization of these findings suggests new challenges for companies relying on creative professionals.

Suggested Citation

Mietzner, Dana and Kamprath, Martin, A Competence Portfolio for Professionals in the Creative Industries (September 2013). Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 280-294, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2314786 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/caim.12026

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University of Potsdam ( email )

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