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 in Digital Cultures. Information and descriptions of Digital Cultures units of study can be found in the Faculty Handbook.

Major in Digital Cultures

Units of Study

A description and timetable of all units of study on offer through the department is available by selecting from the menu on the left.

Major in Digital Cultures

A description of the major for students commencing their degree in or after 2014 can be found here.

Students who began their degree prior to 2014 should refer to the description of the major in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook from the year they commenced.


An honours degree is available to students who undertake an extra year of research based study. Please refer to the Digital Cultures Honours page for more information.