COM112 Digital Media (8)


This subject is designed to provide an introduction to the ever-evolving world of online digital and social media. Students will learn how to better navigate the web to find, filter and curate authentic and credible information, consider their own digital identity as part of their participation in collaborative media and culture and examine the strength and influence of online networks. Students will cultivate best practice in their personal and professional online digital media life, which will culminate in a major project that showcases their development as thoughtful consumers and producers of online media content.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM112
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed students have an understanding of fundamental digital production skills as delivered in CCI100.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to thoughtfully navigate, evaluate and reference existing knowledge on the web;
  • be able to construct and manage a creative, professional and responsible digital identity;
  • be able to demonstrate their development as producers and consumers of online media content; and
  • be able to recognise and reflect on the risks and responsibilities of participation and collaboration in online digital media.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • History and context of online digital and social media
  • Navigating the world wide web
  • Filtering and curation
  • Online credibility and authenticity
  • Online identity
  • Digital media production and consumption
  • The power of participation
  • Collective intelligence
  • Online social and professional networks


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.