Digital Media and Culture: Theories, Investigations, Practices (P5079)

30 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This is a core module for the BA Digital Media and Culture. You will be introduced to key issues in this heterogeneous field of study. After an introductory lecture in Week 1, the module is divided into seminars and workshops that will introduce you to the three strands of the degree:

1. digital theory and culture

2. digital methods and digital humanities

3. creative digital media practice.

The module is also project oriented: you will be asked to address a specific area of investigation from the perspectives of the three strands.


4%: Lecture
58%: Practical (Workshop)
38%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 268 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: