Digital Cultures, Minor

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0070

Previous Code: SM1117.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

The Digital Cultures minor offers students the opporty to learn about how cutting edge technology and digital practices are changing society. By selecting from subjects 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

Minor Structure

Students must 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.

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 3033Digital Cultures10
HUMN 2020Digital Humanities and Research Methods (UG)10
Select two of the following:20
Level 1 Pool
Data, Mediation, Power
Image Design
Media Cultures and Industries
Visual Storytelling
Web and Time-based Design
Writing Ecologies
Level 2 Pool
Media Law and Ethics
Researching the Visual
Level 3 Pool
Data Visualisation
Interactive Design: Apps
Media Memory
What is the Human?
Total Credit Points40

Bachelor of Creative Industries Students

Creative Industries students must undertake DESN 1011 Image Design or DESN 1021 Web and Time-based Design as their Introduction to Major subject, and then complete the following subjects to achieve this minor:

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 3033Digital Cultures10
HUMN 2020Digital Humanities and Research Methods (UG)10
Select two of the following:20
Data Visualisation
Image Design
Interactive Design: Apps
Media Memory
Researching the Visual
Web and Time-based Design
What is the Human?
Total Credit Points40