• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design
  • Areas of interest Design
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course examines making in the online context. It offers an introduction to fundamental technologies, concepts and practices of making online. It considers both the practical and poetic, exploring the presence of online media in our professional and personal lives. The course pursues these ideas through practice, providing students with a grounding in online production technologies and processes that are versatile and applicable in a wide range of contexts.

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. Adapt and apply online technologies.
  2. Creatively respond to the technical and cultural constraints of a specific context.
  3. Produce technically and aesthetically resolved online media.
  4. Conduct research into design artefacts and processes, and apply findings to creative production.
  5. Substantiate design outcomes with research and rationale.

Indicative Assessment

Research report, 1000 words (20%) Learning Outcomes 1,2,4,5
Production project (60%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Project rationale, 1000 words (20%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide formative feedback on work in progress.

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 40 hours of contact comprising lectures, tutorials / workshops.
b) 90 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Preliminary Reading

Fuller, M. (2008). Software studies: A lexicon. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Green, L. (2002). Communication, technology and society. London: SAGE.
Latour, B. (2005). Reassembling the social: An introduction to actor-network-theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Manovich, L. (2002). The language of new media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.





Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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