• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Digital Art
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, IT in New Media, Digital Humanities
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course develops a contemporary analytical understanding of current trends and issues in new media art. Through lectures, screenings, directed reading and excursions it will examine the issues currently affecting the role of creative digital art works in the arts, the sciences and society at large. The course will allow students to reflect on their own creative practice, in the context of contemporary digital art, and develop their research skills through researching, analysing and evaluating creative works in contemporary context, and in relation to their own creative work.  By participating in weekly seminars and undertaking assessment items throughout the Semester, students will develop critical skills in relation to their own work and the work of others.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Identify key aspects of historical and contemporary new media art.
  2. Analyse creative media works and the context in which these are displayed in relation to their own media practice.
  3. Demonstrate critical analysis in a reasoned, referenced, and clearly structured analysis in both written and audio-visual forms.

Indicative Assessment

Participation (10%) LOs 1 - 3
Seminar presentation, 15 min, including submission of slides/presentation notes (30%) LOs 1-3
Essay, 5000 words (60%) LOs 1 - 3

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of seminars; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Preliminary Reading

Lister, Martin; Dovey, Jon; Giddings, Seth; Grant, Iain; Kelly, Kieran; New Media: A Critical Introduction, London and New York: Routledge, Second Edition, 2009


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2652
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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