Applied Digital Communication (2021)

Applied Digital Communication focuses on the design of communication in digital environments. You will learn how to combine data and messages into effective digital communications for visual and web presentation. As a graduate, you will be equipped to work in multidisciplinary teams that can combine communication, data, and technologies to understand and address users' needs in a broad range of digital era environments. Design associated with the World Wide Web and other internet technologies is a key feature of Applied Digital Communication.

Applied Digital Communication is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Communication (BC). Applied Digital Communication may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Applied Communication as a single major for the BC, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Applied Digital Communication, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete COMPX101, DSIGN141, COMPX222, DSIGN241, DSIGN243, COMPX324, DSIGN341, DSIGN342 and MEDIA308.

To complete Applied Digital Communication as part of a double major for the Bachelor of Communication(BC), or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Applied Digital Communication including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete COMPX101, DSIGN141, COMPX222, DSIGN241, DSIGN243, and 45 points from COMPX324, DSIGN341, DSIGN342 and MEDIA308.

To complete a minor in Applied Digital Communication, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Applied Digital Communication major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(AppDC) and GradDip(AppDC)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Applied Digital Communication at an advanced level in their first degree.

    For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science Office.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX101Introduction to Programming15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper introduces computer programming in C# - the exciting challenge of creating software and designing artificial worlds within the computer. It also covers concepts such as the internals of the home computer, the history and future of computers, cyber security, computer gaming, databases, mobile computing and current researc...
    DSIGN141Principles of Form and Design15.021A (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper develops the student's ability to recognise and utilise the basic elements and principles of design both two and three dimensionally. It explores topics related to 'thinking' and creativity with an emphasis on raising a student's creativity consciousness and attitude. The work will primarily be abstract in nature and wil...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX222Web Development15.021B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper provides a broad overview of the principles and technologies used in Internet Applications, with practical experience of client-side and server-side programming.
    DSIGN241Design 3: Aspects of Web Design15.021A (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper presents the students with the challenge of designing, developing and publishing content for the World Wide Web, working with content management systems (CMS). The students are challenged to combine their typographic skills and their knowledge of design in order to practically solve communication design projects.
    DSIGN243Visual Language and Information Design15.021B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper offers students the possibility to explore the area of information design. By using their knowledge of principles of design, visual communication using typography and image, students will design information graphics (infographics): visual representations of information, working in the passage from data to information uti...
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMPX324User Experience Design15.021B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    An introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) where students develop skills and techniques for the design and evaluation of modern computer interfaces.
    DSIGN341Communication Systems Design15.021A (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper challenges students to design a visual identity system and apply it across multiple deliverables in different media.
    DSIGN342User Centred Design15.021B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper provides opportunity for students to develop skills in design methods. Students will solve visual design problems for diverse target audiences using theoritical and practical design methodologies.
    MEDIA308Media and Social Change15.0No occurrences
    Examines the affordances of digital media and the social, industrial and political opportunities and challenges they present. A capstone course for the digital society strand in a Screen and Media major in the BA and BSocSc.

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 February 2021 9:49am

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