Digital Cultures Program
Digital Cultures is an innovative program that critically investigates the practical, social and cultural implications of new media and digital technologies such as the web, mobile devices, computer games and new media arts. What happens at the interface between emerging new media technologies and the ways information and knowledge are created, circulated and consumed? How have the arts, commerce, government, media and entertainment sectors adopted digital technologies?
The Digital Cultures Program places intelligent, interactive, mobile and networked technologies in context, taking an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on sociology, history, philosophy, media studies, cultural studies and new media studies to understand the dramatic changes emerging as digital media proliferate. Most Digital Cultures units mix face-to-face coursework with practical exercises in computer labs; such as web production, blogs and wikis.
At the Undergraduate level The Digital Cultures Program currently offers*:
- the Major in Digital Cultures
- individual units of study that students may take as elective units within other degree programs
- an Honours program in Digital Cultures
* The Digital Cultures Program also coordinates the Bachelor of Arts (Digital Technology and Culture) for students who commenced in 2007 and the Bachelor of Arts Informatics (BAI) for students who commenced that degree before and including 2006. Prospective students interested in a degree that combines Arts and IT approaches to information technologies should look at the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and the Bachelor of IT / Bachelor of Arts, with the Digital Cultures major.