Course Title: New Media, New Asia

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: New Media, New Asia

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Singapore Inst of Management


345H Media and Communication


Offsh3 17,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh3 20


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020


RMIT University Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020


Melbourne transfer to Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2015


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


345H Media and Communication


Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Catherine Gomes

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5068

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to digital media cultures and how these play out in Asian contexts. The theoretical approaches are drawn from a technosocial approach to digital culture, which may include convergence, participatory media, networks, co-presence, and communities. You will explore relationships between social media and mainstream mass media, and the emergent socialities and visualities associated with internet practices in Asia.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

If you are enrolled in this course as a contextual studies course you will develop the following program learning outcome:

  • Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.

For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication - Professional Communication (BP222SIM), you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on professional communication in both local and international contexts. 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Interpret relevant theoretical knowledge pertaining to the digital culture in Asia and its practices.
  • Critique various contemporary trends and issues in Asian digital media.
  • Analyse the influence of digital media on Asian cultural contexts.
  • Evaluate the social and cultural impact of digital media and emergent technologies on Asian contexts and subcultures.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include written and oral reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services (ELS) if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment