Digital humanities is where technology, IT, humanities and virtual design intersect.
Leap into a new multidisciplinary major that combines the expertise of Monash’s Faculties of Arts, Information Technology, and Art, Design and Architecture. Digital humanities places you at the forefront of a new and rapidly evolving field that intersects human culture and digital technologies. You’ll learn how to analyse and create content using new and emerging technology and platforms, including 3D modelling, game design, augmented reality and digital storytelling.
This field of study is interdisciplinary, collaborative and - as a result - full of possibilities. Most projects in the field include researchers from a range of disciplines, and also from different kinds of institutions. Digital humanists make waves everywhere from galleries, to archaeological digs, to the world of competitive gaming. It’s a field that's booming around the world, leading to never-before-seen roles in new media, big data, and interactive experience design.
This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.
In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students discover where a humanities major can take them from our Arts academics.
Career options in digital humanities include:
This award winning digital history innovation project explores the 3D generation and animation of landscapes, people, soundscapes and architecture in the Cambodian Khmer Empire.
The loss of a language is also a loss of identity, spirituality, cultural knowledge and values. Using 3D animation, this Monash research project brings Indigenous stories and languages to life.