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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Introduces students to the central role of media technologies in the emerging globalised, convergent media environment. This unit emphasises the changing relationships between new and established media forms, as well as the political, economic and cultural significance of these transformations. In exploring key theories and phenomena relevant to the contemporary media world, this unit aims to foster critical reflection through creative media practice.

Unit content

A detailed syllabus will be available in the online study guide.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 examine the relationship between a variety of traditional and new media forms, and demonstrate understanding of the impact of new technologies upon culture, bodies and lived experience Intellectual rigour Cultural competence
2 critically discuss the relationships between new communication technologies, cultural transformations and psycho-social as well as politico-economic processes Intellectual rigour Cultural competence
3 critically and practically engage with new media technologies in the production of an electronic project. Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. examine the relationship between a variety of traditional and new media forms, and demonstrate understanding of the impact of new technologies upon culture, bodies and lived experience
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. critically discuss the relationships between new communication technologies, cultural transformations and psycho-social as well as politico-economic processes
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. critically and practically engage with new media technologies in the production of an electronic project.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.