Digital media are implicated in many recent transformations in culture, communication, creativity, politics, consumption, work, play and everyday life. The Digital Communication and Cultures postgraduate coursework program investigates the interplay between cultural change and technological innovations. We take a critical and transdisciplinary approach, framing technologies in social, historical and political contexts.
The program is aimed at people pursuing careers in fields where digital media are bringing the greatest changes. These include media, education, museums, web, marketing, publishing, creative industries, social media, mobile media, communications and computer games.
These core units explore key themes in Digital Communication and Cultures:
Students also choose from over 30 electives in a wide range of disciplines (subject to unit of study prerequisites or the demonstration of relevant competencies for some of these units).
These include units from the Discipline of Media and Communications; English; Sydney College of the Arts; the Interaction Design and Electronic Arts program in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning; Museum Studies; School of Computer Science; Linguistics; US Studies; Gender and Cultural Studies; and Writing Studies.
Towards the end of their degree, students in the Master of Digital Communication and Culture complete a capstone experience. This can be:
Please refer to the course resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.
Candidates for the Master of Digital Communication and Culture must complete 72 credit points typically including:
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture must complete 48 credit points typically including:
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture must complete 24 credit points typically including:
Candidates who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline or have relevant professional experience may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements in accordance with the table below.
|Level of prior learning||Full-time duration||Credit points to complete|
|AQF Level 7 eg. a bachelor's degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law||1.5 years||72|
|Relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate||1 year||48|
|AQF Level 8 eg. Honours in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law||1 year||48|
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