Digital Humanities

Learn about digital humanities

Digital humanities is where technology, IT, humanities and virtual design intersect. You’ll learn how to talk about the humanities and social sciences using technology such as 3D modelling, game design, augmented reality and digital storytelling. We’re the first university in Australia to offer digital humanities as a major, placing you at the forefront of this exciting new field.

Why study digital humanities?

Digital humanities is a rapidly growing field. By studying digital humanities you’ll move from a consumer to a producer and manipulator of data and be prepared for new roles in new media design and communication, big data, digital archiving and other areas that haven’t been imagined yet.

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.

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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.

What a week: Digital Humanities

In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students discover where a humanities major can take them from our Arts academics.

Where could this major take you?

Career options in digital humanities include:

  • Media design and comms
  • Game development
  • Curating
  • Heritage work
  • Visualising Angkor: Modelling a medieval metropolis

    This award winning digital history innovation project explores the 3D generation and animation of landscapes, people, soundscapes and architecture in the Cambodian Khmer Empire.