IND713 - New Media and the Environment


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: CBD*, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
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EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

CBD: Students are required to attend 2 x 1-week long Intensives at Waurn Ponds campus, Geelong. Intensives include a mixture of classes, seminars and fieldtrips


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Enrolment in this unit is handled by the Institute of Koorie Education


Our immersion into a rich and dynamic visual culture is now a reality.  How many of you have watched wildlife documentaries and films made about environmental conservation and seen the proliferation of films and short YouTube’s that show the management of Country by local custodians? The use of digital film, images, photopoint and visual media has become increasingly important in the way we both communicate and appeal to a global audience. Using new and innovate visual techniques to interpret and communicate the environment, will most certainly become a part of your future workplace toolkit.    Questions this unit will ask include: How are conservation and climate change matters represented in contemporary Eco-cinema? What role do Digital Reports, Visual Stories, Infographics, YouTube clips and citizen science have in the future of participatory environmental management?  How may your knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual culture become part of your own workplace, research, communication and practice? Studying this unit will give you the opportunity to explore and apply new visual media to the community of practice or field you may work in.  By doing so, you will be asked to reflect on what you think about visual representation as well as design visual media to enhance your capabilities in this field. 

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