Digital Communication and Culture

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of Digital Communication and Culture
Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture
Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture

Candidates for the Master of Digital Communication and Culture must complete 48 credit points, including at least 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture must complete 36 credit points, including at least 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture must complete 24 credit points, including at least 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Core Units of Study
Master of Digital Communication and Culture students are encouraged to complete all 5 core units of study.

Semester 1
ARIN6902 Internet Cultures and Governance
ARIN6905 New Media Audiences

Semester 2
ARIN6901 Network Society
ARIN6904 Mobile Media and Games
ARIN6912 Digital Research and Publishing

Elective Units of Study
Candidates may choose to structure their course of study based on the following streams, but this isn’t a requirement

- Language and Culture
- Technology in Society
- Interactive Digital Media
- Information Technology
- Digital Cultures Research Option

Please consult the Faculty Handbook for further information regarding the different streams;

Semester 1
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
COMP5206 Introduction to Information Systems
COMP5211 Algorithms
COMP5213 Computer and Network Organisation
COMP5214 Software Development in Java
ENGL6946 Writing in Professional ContextsA
GCST5909 Key Thinkers for Cultural Studies
GCST6901 Cultural Policy
IDEA9101 IDEA Laboratory 1
IDEA9106 Design Thinking
MECO6900 News Writing
MECO6916 Editing and Manuscript Preparation
MECO6925 Online Journalism
MECO6928 Media and Communications Internship
MMDE5011 Interactive Media Practice Semiar 1
MMDE6001 History and Theory of New Media 1
MMDE6101 Animation for Interactive Media and Video
SCLG6902 Doing Social Research

Semester 2
ARHT6930 Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
COMP5206 Introduction to Information Systems
COMP5211 Algorithms
COMP5214 Software Development in Java
ENGL6962 Writing in Professional ContextsB
IDEA9201 IDEA Laboratory 2
LNGS7006 Cross-Cultural Communication
MECO6902 Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice
MECO6928 Media and Communications Internship
MMDE5011 Interactive Media Practice Semiar 1
MMDE6001 History and Theory of New Media 1
MMDE6101 Animation for Interactive Media and Video
MUSM7036 Museums and the Digital
WMST6903 Gender, Media and Consumer Societies

Units offered through Summer/Winter School
MECO6900 News Writing
MECO6928 Media and Communication Internship
ENGL6970 Magazines and Australian Print Culture

Digital Cultures Research Option
Students wanting to enrol in research units must hold at least a high credit average on their academic transcript, consult with the Digital Cultures Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator, and prepare a research proposal. ARIN 6920 and ARIN 6921 are co-requisites. Students must enrol in both units of study.

ARIN6911 Project in Digital Communications
OR
ARIN6920 Dissertation Part 1
ARIN6921 Dissertation Part 2


Information for 2013


Master of Digital Communication and Culture
Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture
Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture

Candidates for the Master of Digital Communication and Culture must complete 48 credit points, including at least 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture must complete 36 credit points, including at least 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture must complete 24 credit points, including at least 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Digital Communication and Culture subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.

Core Units of Study
Master of Digital Communication and Culture students are encouraged to complete all 5 core units of study.

Semester 1
ARIN6902 Internet Cultures and Governance
ARIN6903 Exploring Digital Cultures

Semester 2
ARIN6901Network Society
ARIN6912 Digital Research and Publishing
ARIN6914 Remixable Media

Elective Units of Study
Elective streams are only recommendations. Students may choose any combination of electives, subject to program structure, availability and pre-requisites.

Apart from the recommended elective units of study in each stream, students may also include other relevant units of study as electives in their program with permission from the Digital Cultures Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator and the host Department.

These units are recommended to students in any stream;

Available in semesters 1 and 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
MECO6928 Media and Communications Internship, only available to Masters students

Semester 1 only
GCST5909 Key Thinkers for Cultural Studies

Streams available

Recommended Elective Units of Study for Language and Culture Units of Study
Semester 1
ARHT6930 Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture
ENGL6946 Communication in Professional Contexts A
MECO6900 News Writing
MECO6916 Editing and Manuscript Preparation

Semester 2
ENGL6962 Communication in Professional Contexts B
LNGS7006 Cross-Cultural Communication


Recommended Elective Units of Study for Technology in Society Stream
Semester 1
MECO6925 Online Journalism
MUSM7031 Information and Collection Management
MUSM7036 Museums and the Digital
SCLG6902 Doing Social Research
WMST6903 Gender, Media and Consumer Societies

Semester 2
MECO6902 Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice


Recommended Elective Units of Study for Interactive Digital Arts stream
Units available in semesters 1 and 2
MMDE5011 Interactive Media Practice Seminar 1
MMDE6001 History and Theory of New Media 1
MMDE6101 Animation for Interactive Media & Video


Recommended Elective Units of Study for Digital Media Design stream
Semester 1
IDEA9101 IDEA Laboratory 1
IDEA9106 Design Thinking

Semester 2
IDEA9201 IDEA Laboratory 2


Recommended Elective Units of Study for Information Technology stream
Available in semesters 1 and 2
COMP5206 Introduction to Information Systems
COMP5211 Algorithms
COMP5214 Software Development in Java

Semester 1 only
COMP5213 Computer and Network Organisation


Digital Cultures Research Option
Students wanting to enrol in research units must hold at least a credit average on their academic transcript, consult with the Digital Cultures Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator, and prepare a research proposal. ARIN 6920 and ARIN 6921 are co-requisites. Students must enrol in both units of study.

Units available in semesters 1 and 2
ARIN6911 Project in Digital Communications
or
ARIN6920 Dissertation Part 1
ARIN6921 Dissertation Part 2