Undergraduate | CUR-WEB207 | 2023
Get a snapshot of how social and web media tore down the wall between creators and consumers. Investigate television, cinema and music’s changing roles in an online world. Create online content and use it to unpack emerging communication formats.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
- 29 May 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- present arguments that explore the cultural and social dynamics of converging and participatory media
- critically analyse how communications and media are encoded for the Internet
- create web content that practically explores emerging media and communications forms
- explore the new media affordances of web applications and services.
- Introduction - digitisation & convergence
- Creating reflective web media
- Remixes & mashups (& copyright)
- YouTube creativity & participatory culture
- Mobile media & apps
For at least 20 years, we have seen a trend towards 'convergence' in the media, as new social understandings and new business models emerge that break down the distinction between traditional media forms (print and broadcast news, films and games and so on). We have also seen the development of social or participatory media, without rigid boundaries between consumers, creators and producers. The internet has played a critical role in these processes, becoming the key frame of reference for discussions of the future of converging and participatory media. In particular, the World Wide Web enables the production, distribution, remixing and remediation of an extraordinary array of digital media content and the linking together of otherwise separate media forms. In this subject, you will investigate why and how media are transforming in the era of convergence and participation, and then put these insights into practice by creating web-based media content.
Further Information: List of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.
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- Essay (30%)
- The Pitch (20%)
- Web media creation (50%)
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