Web Media

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This online Wed Media unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University teaches students how to present arguments that explore the cultural and social dynamics of converging and participatory media.

At the completion of this unit, you will be able to critically analyse how communications and media are encoded for the internet, and create web content that practically explores emerging media and communications forms.

In this unit, you will investigate why and how media are transforming in the era of convergence and participation, and put these insights into practice by creating web-based media content.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Web Communications

It’s also recommended that you have completed the following units or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Internet Design – Introduction
  • Internet and Everyday Life

Areas of study

In this Web Media unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction: digitisation and convergence
  • Television
  • Cinema
  • Music
  • Games
  • Photography
  • Creating reflective web media
  • Remixes, mash-ups (and copyright)
  • YouTube creativity and participatory culture
  • Mobile media and apps
  • Spreadability

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit is designed for those seeking careers in digital media including website content curation and creation. Understanding how to write for contemporary media forms will benefit any career path you choose, and you will have the advanced communication skills to bring to any workplace.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Web Media from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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