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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
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|Prerequisites:||Students must be eligible for study at the MA level|
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CoordinatorNikos Papastergiadis & Scott McQuire
|Subject Overview:||This subject offers a critical examination of the impact of digital technology on contemporary media industries and cultural practices. We will examine the prospects and limits of media convergence by tracing the emergence of the internet and the effects of digital technology on different media sectors including cinema, music, television and video gaming. These case studies will be framed by engagement with key scholarly approaches to specific aspects of digital culture, including debates about audiences, the emergence of new narrative and aesthetic forms, collaborative production in the Web 2.0 environment and the nature of digital commodities.|
|Assessment:||Case study essay 1500 words 25% (due mid-semester), Research essay 3500 words 65% (due end of semester), oral presentation 10% (in seminar)|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||1. Identify and apply appropriate research methods and theoretical frameworks for independent study of media industries and digital culture 2. Demonstrate an advanced capacity for critical analysis of the theoretical and practical contexts relevant to this area 3. Demonstrate high-level capacity to communicate research relating to media industries and digital culture in written and oral presentations.|
Master of Arts (Global Journalism) |
Master of Arts (Global Media Communication)
Master of Arts (Science, Communication and Society)
Master of Cinema Management
Master of Global Media Communication
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