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COMN12-302: Digital Media and Society


This subject examines changes to the global media environment to help you prepare to become a knowledge worker who will work in the rapidly changing professional employment market. Some of the most profound changes have occurred in global communication networks, digitalisation of media, mobile content creation and delivery, human-machine interaction, virtualisation, artificial intelligence, big data, and video, sound and text democratisation. These global media trends are examined in their social context drawing on interdisciplinary studies that include humanities, arts, social sciences, and business. You will learn about these and you will create professional public media content to demonstrate your digital knowledge and skills. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Describe key concepts and theories used to debate the merits of emerging media in verbal and written communication. 2. Distinguish competing perspectives commonly held about emerging media for the health of society in verbal and written communication. 3. Produce online publications such as a blog and a podcast within specified word counts and deadlines. 4. Synthesize digital media concepts and their professional applications for public dissemination in a professional context.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021