University of Technology Sydney

54001 Digital Literacies

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 58102 Language and Discourse


This subject addresses literacies that are not only crucial for everyday life and our full participation as citizens, but also required by every contemporary industry and workplace. Practical, critical and theoretical aspects of contemporary media use are explored and integrated. Students gain foundational digital media skills involving digital publishing and digital image production and compositing. They explore the shift in our understandings of being and knowing that both enabled and were enhanced by the development of digital technologies, and which provide the context for our use of them. Students also gain knowledge of the ethical responsibilities of using these media and learn to critically reflect on their own production of multimodal and participatory communication.

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