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Introduction to Digital Culture


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The Introduction to Digital Culture short course introduces you to key historical moments in the development of cultural institutions and concepts. Through an examination of ideas such as autonomy and canonicity, and of institutions from museums to social media, we will examine different approaches to the question of the role of arts and culture in society. Via close reading and historical investigation, you will gain a critical and contextual understanding of arts and culture.

Assessment is via a 750-word critical analysis (20%), 1250-word comparative analysis (30%) and 2000-word essay (50%).

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.