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
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School 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
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.