- 2019

Undergraduate

Specialisation

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Media, Film and Journalism

Coordinator(s)

Dr Simon Musgrave

Contact details

Media communicationMedia communication (https://arts.monash.edu/bachelor-of-media-communication/)

Location

Caulfield

Digital humanities is an innovative, multidisciplinary specialisation at the intersection of the study of human culture and digital technologies, of the disciplines of the arts, humanities and computing. It utilises a variety of different critical approaches that make use of new digital technologies to research and understand media communication. Rather than taking digital technologies as simply objects of study, digital humanities employs them as tools for making sense of the media-saturated world in which we live and the cultural transformations that are taking place with their development. By combining the expertise of the Faculties of Arts, Information Technology, and Art, Design and Architecture you will develop the necessary skills to create and evaluate digital media content, use digital technologies to analyse complex problems and creatively express yourself and to work both independently and collaboratively with others across disciplines boundaries. The specialisation will prepare you for professional media practices such as data journalism, data visualisation, data archiving, social media analysis and other computer-mediated communication analysis, and interactive experience design.

Units

You must complete:

Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):

  • ATS1208 Digital humanities: Concepts, tools and debates
  • FIT1033 Foundations of 3D* or FIT1052 Digital futures: It shaping society or FIT1046 Interactive media foundations

* If you wish to take technically-based units further within the specialisation you are advised to complete FIT1033.

Two level 2 cornerstone units (12 points):

  • ATS2329 Project in applied digital humanities

And one unit (6 points) chosen from:

  • ATS2280 Video games: Industry and culture
  • ATS2305 Digital humanities: Expanding research paradigms
  • ATS2672Not offered in 2019 Exploring texts with computers
  • ATS2931 Making history at the museum

One level 3 capstone unit (12 points):

  • DGN3107 Digital humanities in action

Two units (12 points) chosen from:

  • the remaining cornerstones, media practice labs or from the digital humanities specialisation electives. Students can choose to follow the suggested streams - digital media, digital scholarship or digital cultural heritage as outlined below - or you can choose to take a selection of units from across the streams.

Digital humanities electives

Digital media stream

One unit (6 points):

And one unit (6 points) chosen from:

  • ATS2186 Audio lab
  • ATS2187 Video lab
  • ATS2188Not offered in 2019 Writing lab
  • ATS3191 Media analytics lab
  • ATS3192Not offered in 2019 Media entrepreneurship lab
  • ATS3193Not offered in 2019 Virtual reality lab
  • ATS3306Not offered in 2019 Digital storytelling
  • DIS2105 Digital Imaging
  • FIT2105 Creative computing: understanding art, science and technology
  • TAD2214 Critical issues in design

Digital scholarship stream

One unit (6 points):

And one unit (6 points) chosen from:

  • ADA3111 Design thinking
  • ATS2186 Audio lab
  • ATS2187 Video lab
  • ATS2188Not offered in 2019 Writing lab
  • ATS3191 Media analytics lab
  • ATS3192Not offered in 2019 Media entrepreneurship lab
  • ATS3193Not offered in 2019 Virtual reality lab
  • CDS2521 Creative coding
  • FIT2105 Creative computing: understanding art, science and technology
  • FIT3179 Data visualisation

Digital cultural heritage stream

One unit (6 points):

And one unit (6 points) chosen from:

  • ADA3111 Design thinking
  • AHT2602Not offered in 2019 Art criticism and curatorship
  • ATS2186 Audio lab
  • ATS2187 Video lab
  • ATS2188Not offered in 2019 Writing lab
  • ATS3191 Media analytics lab
  • ATS3192Not offered in 2019 Media entrepreneurship lab
  • ATS3193Not offered in 2019 Virtual reality lab
  • ATS3306Not offered in 2019 Digital storytelling
  • CDS2521 Creative coding
  • CDS2523Not offered in 2019 Creative visualisation
  • FIT2105 Creative computing: understanding art, science and technology
  • TAD2214 Critical issues in design

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • A2002 Bachelor of Media Communication

If you are in any other single bachelor's degrees you are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Media Communication component in the following double degrees:

  • B2028 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Media Communication
  • B2044 Bachelor of Marketing and Bachelor of Media Communication
  • B2045 Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Media Communication
  • F2009 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Media Communication