United Kingdom, Glasgow

Digital Media and Society

when 4 July 2016 - 31 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee GBP 2450

Digital media is now a multi-billion dollar industry, supporting millions of jobs and technical innovation around the world. This theory-based course examines digital media in the context of major current trends, developments and trajectories within contemporary media industries. With a focus on developments such as the rise of the ‘citizen’ journalist, and socio-political developments surrounding public engagement with social media, the course will challenge students to analyse and contextualise digital media industries within an increasingly complex and fluid global setting.

Key Activities:
The course will include a visit to a major media outlet in Scotland, and guest speakers from the digital media industries.

The course will be assessed by digital media case study, with a supporting essay.

Social Programme:
As with all GCU International Summer School courses, participants will experience a comprehensive social programme consisting of various events and excursions, showcasing the best of Glasgow and Scotland as both study and tourist destinations.

Course leader

Ben McConville: Head of Department - Social Sciences, Media and Journalism

Target group

This course is aimed at students up to and including Bachelors year three level, although other levels may also be considered.

High School leavers may be considered, subject to approval of academic record to date.

Credits info

5 ECTS credits - equivalent to 3 US credit hours.

Transfer of credit to students' home institutions should be negotiated in advance. GCU staff will be happy to liaise with applicants' home institutions as far as possible to assist with this.

Fee info

GBP 2450: The course fee includes tuition, private bedroom accommodation, airport pick-up and drop-off (Glasgow International Airport only), welcome pack and t-shirt, as well as all events and excursions included in the social programme.

Meal vouchers are available for purchase on request.