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About Stuart Moss

Stuart is a Senior Lecturer in entertainment industry management and the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Entertainment Management at Leeds Beckett University. Stuart is also a Teacher Fellow, recognised for his excellent practice in assessment, learning and teaching.

In his current position as Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Entertainment Management, Stuart is concerned with managing an innovative business and management degree, which encompasses media, events and visitor attractions management.

Stuart's teaching specialisms relate to technology; employability; enterprise; and strategic business consultancy within and beyond the entertainment industries.

Stuart has a particular interest in the integration of technology, particularly social media into all aspects of assessment, learning and teaching in order to create educational experiences that are groundbreaking, relevant to industry, fun and student centred. Stuart has been recognised for this through the awarding of the position 'Teacher Fellow' as well as winning the 'Virtual Virtuoso' prize in Leeds Beckett's 2014 Golden Robes Ceremony. Stuart is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Current Teaching

Stuart teaches solely on the BA (Hons) Entertainment Management and leads the following modules:

  • Level 4:
    • The Entertainment Industry and Environment 1
    • The Entertainment Industry and Environment 2
    • Enterprise, Creativity and Small Business
  • Level 6:
    • Professional Practice 3 - Strategic Consultancy Project
    • Major Independent Study (Dissertation)

Research Interests

Stuart is currently undertaking a PhD entitled "Entrepreneurship amongst independent club event promoters and environmental influences upon the development of clubs as leisure spaces: The story of independent club events in the city of Leeds, UK, 1990 – 2015". For this research Stuart is interviewing club event promoters in Leeds from the demise of the rave scene in the early 1990s until present day. This research will analyse the motivations and behaviours of club event promoters against a socio-technological and political backdrop in the city of Leeds over the past quarter century.

Stuart's previous research has culminated in the publishing of four books as well as numerous conference presentations and book chapters / journal articles. These have all been upon either entertainment industry management or employability skills development.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (1)

Books (3)

  • Moss S; Walmsley B ed. (2014) Entertainment Management: Towards Best Practice. . Wallingford: CAB International.
  • Hind D; Moss S (2011) Employability Skills 2nd. . Sunderland: Business Education Publishers.
  • Moss S ed. (2009) The Entertainment Industry: An Introduction. . Oxford: CAB International.

Chapters (1)

  • Moss S (2011) Cultural Entrepreneurship. In: Moss S Key Issues in the Arts and Entertainment Industry. : Goodfellow Pub Limited, pp. 161-177.

Conference contributions (4)

  • Moss S (2015) Climb the Ladder of Life: Recognise, develop and sell your employability skills Durham . UK: .
  • Moss S (2011) The British Music Industry: Challenges and adaption in the twenty-first century . Weimar: .
  • Moss S (2010) Sustainable Edutainment in the Tourism System . Havana, Cuba: .
  • Moss S (2009) The Entertainment Marketplace and the Role of Film: The Changing way People Spend Their Leisure Time and Money London . London: November 23.
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