Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Scott Mcquire
This subject offers a critical examination of the impact of digital technology on contemporary media industries, cultural practices and social formations. We will examine the prospects and limits of media convergence by tracing the effects of digital technology on different media sectors such as cinema, music, television and video games. These case studies will be framed by engagement with key scholarly approaches to specific aspects of digital culture, including contemporary debates about the emergence of new narrative forms, new configurations of public and private space, and changes in identity and subjectivity related to the global information society.
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will: |
|Assessment:||Class presentation or site analysis essay 1000 words 25% (due mid-semester), final reflective essay 4000 words 75% (due end of semester) Note: Students must complete all assignments by the due date and attend at least 80% of classes to be eligible for assessment.|
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A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to: |
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Media and Communications) |
Master of Arts (Media and Communication) Adv.Seminar & Shorter Thesis
Master of Arts (Science, Communication and Society)
Master of Cinema Management
Master of Global Media Communication
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