Welcome to Digital Cultures
Digital Cultures is an innovative cross-disciplinary program in the Department of Media and Communications that critically investigates the social and cultural impacts of new digital media technologies. It combines scholarly critical depth with contemporary relevance. How do emerging technologies influence the ways information and knowledge are created and circulated? How are networks transforming local and global politics and social relations?
How have the arts, commerce, government, media and entertainment adopted digital technologies? What are the implications of the digital for work, play, power, identity, and everyday life?
The Digital Cultures Program puts intelligent, interactive, mobile and networked technologies into context, drawing on media studies, sociology, history, philosophy, cultural studies, games studies and cyberculture studies. The program combines face-to-face coursework with exercises in computer labs using web production tools, social software, blogs and wikis.
The Digital Cultures Program offers a major in Digital Cultures, and an Honours Program that allows students to undertake a research project and become an expert in a recent development in digital media.
The Digital Cultures major
To complete a major in Digital Cultures, students must complete 36
senior credit points in Digital Cultures units of study including up to
12 credit points from approved cross-listed units of study.
Digital Cultures senior units of study:
ARIN2610 Web Production
ARIN2630 Digital Arts
ARIN3640 Computer Games and Simulation
ARIN3620 Researching Digital Cultures
Cross-listed units for the Major in Digital Cultures
A maximum of 12 credit points obtained from cross-listed units below may be used towards your Digital Cultures major.
Please check the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Cross-listed units page for units you can enrol is outside of the Digital Cultures program.