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NM1000 - Introduction to New Media

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

Available to all students

Students will be provided with a solid grounding in the theory and language of new media, including a historical overview of the emergence of the discipline and an analysis of new directions. The significant impact of global information networks will be explored from a range of perspectives and students will also be exposed to a range of significant art works that embody new media.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the emergence and place of new media in society;
  • An ability to contextualise new media as a discipline of contemporary arts practice;
  • Knowledge of the theory and language of new media across a range of contexts and settings.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars - Screening of major art work
Assessment: other exams (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.