Digital Cultures, Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0070

Previous Code: M1109.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes, however the following restrictions apply. 

The Digital Cultures Major offers students the opportunity to learn about how cutting edge technology and digital practices are changing society. By 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 Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Major Structure

Students must successfully complete 80 credit point 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 subjects:

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 3033Digital Cultures10
HUMN 2020Digital Humanities and Research Methods (UG)10

Students must also complete six subjects from the following pools, with a minimum of two subjects at Level 3 and no more than three subjects at Level 1.

Level 1

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 1012Data, Mediation, Power10
DESN 1011Image Design10
COMM 1020Media Cultures and Industries10
DESN 1018Visual Storytelling10
DESN 1021Web and Time-based Design10
COMM 1032Writing Ecologies10

Level 2

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 2024Media Law and Ethics10
DESN 2014Researching the Visual10

Level 3

Subject Title Credit Points
DESN 3002Data Visualisation10
DESN 3008Interactive Design: Apps10
COMM 3022Media Memory10
HUMN 3096What is the Human?10

Bachelor of Creative Industries Students

Subject Title Credit Points
Creative Industries students must first complete one of the following two subjects as their Introduction to Major subject prior to enrolling in this major.
DESN 1011Image Design10
DESN 1021Web and Time-based Design10
Students must complete 80 credit points from the following level 2/3 subjects
DESN 3002Data Visualisation10
HUMN 3033Digital Cultures10
HUMN 2020Digital Humanities and Research Methods (UG)10
DESN 3008Interactive Design: Apps10
COMM 3022Media Memory10
DESN 2014Researching the Visual10
HUMN 3096What is the Human?10
Select one of the following (whichever was not completed as the Introduction to Major subject):10
Image Design
Web and Time-based Design