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MFCO317 Digital Culture


The development of new modes of communication, representation and social practices in the digital context. The paper approaches digital culture from historical, social, theoretical and aesthetic perspectives.

This paper develops ideas and issues around digital culture, focusing on the social process of communication and how it is shaped by tools, institutions and practices.

Paper title Digital Culture
Paper code MFCO317
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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18 200-level MFCO or FIME points
FIME 308
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff

Convenor and Lecturer: To be advised

Paper Structure

This paper will develop theoretical competencies and then deal with cases studied both within and outside the classroom.


Assessment will involve writing up case studies and field notes and a major research essay.

Teaching Arrangements

Thirteen weeks of lectures and tutorials.

Course readings will be available on eReserve through Blackboard.
Course outline

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop a sophisticated understanding of the social, cultural, institutional, economic and technological factors shaping digital communication and social engagement.

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system