University of Technology Sydney

57236 Experiential Media

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): 57178 Digital and Multiplatform Storytelling


This subject explores the ways in which contemporary media projects are increasingly activating audiences through expanded modes of engagement and participation across diverse platforms. Students analyse audience experience for interactive, participatory, transmedia and emerging experiential media. The subject explores major influences on these media forms, such as the emergence of key digital, interactive and social platforms, the role of user experience (UX) design in digital and product design, and the rise of the 'experience economy' and its impacts on cultural events at festivals, galleries and museums. Students examine online documentary, transmedia, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), fandoms and media artworks to develop a critical and conceptual understanding of experiential media.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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