Digital Cultures is an innovative trans-disciplinary program. It critically investigates the cultural and social changes associated with new media and digital technologies. Our classes combine hands-on learning in labs with related studies in media, cultural studies, aesthetics, textual criticism, sociology and technology studies.
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 cyber culture studies. The program combines face-to-face coursework with exercises in computer labs using web production tools, social software, blogs and wikis.
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.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
Sociology, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, History