Module Title:   Issues in Digital Media

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4058D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Bradford Media School)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Ben Roberts

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr Mark Goodall

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To enable you to master theoretical approaches to digital media. To enable an advanced understanding of the challenges and transformations brought about by digital convergence.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Key theoretical models are explored through a lecture programme. Students have tutorials to discuss the topic they wish to focus on which is assessed in a seminar presentation and essay. Supplementary assessment repairs deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   6.00          Directed Study:   174.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   20.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply advanced theoretical models to digital media content and design.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

evaluate critically related media theory with regard to specialised areas of current practice, and to critically analyse and reflect on media content.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

develop and present complex critical ideas in a clear manner.

  Presentation 0.25 30%
  Seminar Presentation (15 mins)
  Coursework   70%
  Essay (3,000 words)

Outline Syllabus:
Globalisation and network media; audience theory; new media and the public sphere; politics of visual representation; digital convergence; intellectual property issues in digital media.

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