Specialisation

Sub-major - Digital Cultures

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1117.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

1696.4 Bachelor of Communication
1736.2 Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)
1838.1 Bachelor of Creative Industries

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


The Digital Cultures sub-major offers students the opportunity to learn about how cutting edge technology and digital practices are changing society. By selecting from units analysing new media, visual arts, and digital design and the effects that the use of these new technologies have on culture and society, students will gain the necessary skills to position themselves for careers in a wide variety of contexts that require understanding of technology or digital media and its impact. Complementing these analytical skills, students will also gain practical skills in the creation of digital media and design.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Sub-major Structure

Students must successfully complete 40 credit points as follows

Note: Students in the Bachelor of Creative Industries complete the structure under the heading Bachelor of Creative Industries below.

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

102410 Digital Cultures
102425 Digital Humanities and Research Methods (UG)

Students must also complete the two units from the following pools:

Level 1 Pool

102421 Data, Mediation, Power
102263 Image Design
101926 Media Cultures and Industries
101921 Visual Storytelling
101922 Web and Time-based Design
101920 Writing Ecologies

Level 2 Pool

101928 Media Law and Ethics
102266 Researching the Visual

Level 3 Pool

102269 Data Visualisation
102267 Interactive Design: Apps
101931 Media Memory
101010 What is the Human?

Bachelor of Creative Industries students

Creative Industries students must undertake 102263 Image Design or 101922 Web and Time Based Design as their Introduction to Major unit, and then complete the following units to achieve this sub-major:

102410 Digital Cultures
102425 Digital Humanities and Research Methods (UG)

Students must also complete an additional two units from the following:

102269 Data Visualisation
102263 Image Design
102267 Interactive Design: Apps
101931 Media Memory
102266 Researching the Visual
101922 Web and Time-based Design
101010 What is the Human?


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