University of Technology Sydney

52681 Understanding Digital Audiences

Anti-requisite(s): 54060 Understanding Digital Audiences AND 58337 Engagement, Participation, Gamification


This subject guides students as they examine communication and cultural practices in the construction of audiences on digital platforms. Students are introduced to key media concepts used to research and understand digital audiences. They engage with and discuss key theories and concepts relating to digital audiences and gain knowledge of the history of audience studies. Students work individually and in groups to research and learn about the social, historical, cultural and economic aspects of digital sociality, and how digital and social media have impacted the ways we understand and work with audiences in a contemporary media landscape. They develop skills in essay writing, collaborative work, and group presentations, and present the results of their investigations through both group-based and independent research.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus,
Spring session, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.