HONOURS SUBJECT AREA
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.
The honours year
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.
Workload and assessment
The Digital Cultures Honours Program is made up of a 15,000-18,000 word thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff (50%) and two coursework seminars (9000 words each) that meet weekly for two hours (50%)
Related subject areas
Sociology, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, History