Undergraduate Study

Digital Cultures Program

The Digital Cultures Program critically investigates the internet, new media and digital technologies and the roles they play in contemporary society, culture, business, politics, the arts and everyday life. Our units of study explore the interface between emerging new media technologies and cultural practices involving information, communication, knowledge, identities and power.

Topics covered in the Digital Cultures Program include:

  • the web
  • social media
  • online identities
  • mobile media
  • social networks
  • computer games
  • virtual communities
  • theories of technology and culture
  • digital research
  • media arts

Students may take individual Digital Cultures units of study as electives or complete a major or minor in Digital Cultures.

Structuring Your Study

Under the new degree requirements, which apply to students enrolling in 2018 (and to students who enrolled in 2017, if they wish to switch to the new curriculum) a Major in Digital Cultures comprises two 1000-level Digital Cultures units, two 2000-level Digital Cultures units, and four 3000-level Digital Cultures units. One of the 3000-level units must be an Interdisciplinary Project unit. A Minor in Digital Cultures comprises two 1000-level Digital Cultures units, two 2000-level Digital Cultures units, and two 3000-level Digital Cultures units. (An Interdisciplinary Project unit is not required for a Minor.)

Under the previous degree requirements, which apply to students enrolling in 2017 or earlier (except for students who enrolled in 2017 and who wish to switch to the new curriculum), a Major in Digital Cultures requires at least six senior (i.e. 2000-level or 3000-level) Digital Cultures units. At least one of these units must be at 3000-level.

Please see below for more detailed information relevant to you, depending on which of the three categories you fall under:

 I am continuing in my current degree I would like to move to the new curriculum