This unit introduces students to the theories and practices around new media. It explores the factors (economic, social, political and cultural) which influence the development and use of new media through gaming culture, online communities, interactivity, new forms of content delivery and the practices of electronic publishing. Students will gain an understanding of new media's impact on traditional media forms, how the industry works and how research into new media can be conducted.
3500 words internal assignments (60%), two-hour exam (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Five contact hours fortnightly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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