Communications & New Media

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Module Information

Undergraduate Programme

The CNM Undergraduate Programme has a very horizontal and flexible curriculum that facilitates creative combinations and course tailoring that fits student needs.

CNM Undergraduates Modules Offering at a Glance for AY 2013/2014 (NEW)

CNM Undergraduates Modules Offering at a Glance for AY 2012/2013

CNM Undergraduates Modules Offering at a Glance for Special Semester

Core Modules

Students wishing to major in CNM are required to complete the following CORE Modules.

  • NM1101E Communications, New Media and Society
  • NM2101 Theories of Communications and New Media
  • NM2103 Quantitative Research Methods
  • NM2104 Qualitative Communication Research Methods
  • NM4102 Advanced Communications and New Media Research (Honours Module)(Note: See *)

(*)  Required for students who are planning to do their Honours.

Modules by Area of Interest

Communication Management

offers a course of study in public relations with emphasis on the use of new media in organisations' strategic communications.

Interactive Media Design

emphasises production and theory, with a focus on interactive media and a strong studio / project component that leads to a design portfolio.

Media Studies

analyses the social, cultural, political and economic dimensions of media, using a broad range of theoretical frameworks, with a focus on new media

NM2201 Intercultural Communication NM2212 Visual Design (NEW!) NM2101 Theories of Communications and New Media
NM2203 Social Media in Communication Management (NEW!) NM2213 Human-Computer Interaction Design (NEW!) NM2209 Social Psychology of New Media
NM2219 Principles of Communication Management NM2216 User Centred Design NM2301 Persuasive Communication: Theory and Application (NEW!)
NM2220 Introduction to Media Writing NM3205 Digital Culture and Art (NEW!) NM2302 Mobility and New Media (NEW!)
NM3211 News Reporting and Editing NM3209 Creating Interactive Media (NEW!) NM3202 Governance and New Media
NM3214 New Media and Science Communication NM3213 Digital Humanities (NEW!) NM3203 Copyright and New Media
NM3215 Advertising Strategies NM3216 Game Design NM3204 E-Learning
NM3217 Design for Strategic Communications NM3221 Mobile Interaction Design NM3207 Philosophy in Communications and New Media (NEW!)
NM3219 Writing for Communication Management NM3222 Interactive Storytelling NM3210 Cybercrime and Society
NM3232 Strategic Communication: Concepts (NEW!) NM3223 Digital and Interactive Collage NM3224 Culture Industries
NM3233 Strategic Communication: Applications (NEW!) NM3226 Location-Based Interactive Experiences NM4102 Advanced Communications & New Media Research
NM3234 Leadership, Organisations and New Media (NEW!) NM3227 Critical Game Design NM4202 Transnational Information Producers
NM3235 Corporate Social Responsibility: Research and Practice NM3228 Interactive Sequential Art NM4203 Infocomm Technology Policy
NM3236 Ethics in Communication Management (NEW!) NM3229 Data Visualization NM4204 Ethical Issues in Emergent Technologies
NM3237 Health Communication NM3231 Physical Interaction Design NM4206 Media and Communications Regulation
NM4207 Managing Communication Campaigns NM4209 Advanced Game Design NM4212 Media and Representation
NM4208 Designing for an Integrated Communications Environment NM4210 User Experience Design NM4213 Digital Economies
NM4211 Online Journalism NM4224 Sound and Interaction NM4218 Knowledge Mgmt: Approaches & Critique
NM4217 Advance Communication Campaigns NM4225 Design Fiction NM4223 New Media and Organizations
NM4219 New Media in Health Communication (NEW!) NM4226 HCI and Interactive Arts/Entertainment Design NM4229 Cultural Communication and Creative Expression (NEW!)
NM4221 Writing for Health Communication and New Media NM4227 Playable Art NM4883B Ethnomethodology for New Media (NEW!)
NM4228 Crisis Communication (NEW!) NM5209 Interactive Media Arts NM5201 State and Civil Society in the Information Age
NM5212 Theories Of Public Relations NM5210 Interactive Media Design Research NM5204 Computer-Mediated Environments
NM5216 Culture, Communication & Health NM5214 Interactive Media to Support Participation NM5205 Cognition and Media
  NM5215 Design Knowledge for Interactive Media NM5207 ICTs and Development
  NM5217 Designing for Prosocial Behavior (NEW!) NM5207 ICTs and Development
NM3550 Communications & New Media Internship & INM3550 Extended Internship
NM4401 Honours Thesis
NM4660 Independent Study (Undergraduate)
NM5660 Independent Study (Graduate)


Graduate Programme

The Core Modules for the Graduate Programme are NM6102 Research Methods in CNM and NM6770 Graduate Research Seminar. Graduate students may also be required to take additional courses in other departments as required by their advisor.

Ph.D students are also required to take NM6101 Advanced Theories in CNM.

Other graduate electives are:
NM5201 State & Civil Society in the Information Age,
NM5204 Computer-Mediated Environments,
NM5205 Cognition and Media,
NM5206 Emerging Media Interaction Design,
NM5207 ICTs and Development,
NM5209 New Media Arts,
NM5210 Interactive Media Design Research,
NM5211 Serious Games & Learning Media,
NM5212 Theories of Public Relations,
NM5214 Interactive Media to Support Participation,
NM5215 Design Knowledge for Interactive Media,
NM5216 Culture, Communication & Health,
NM5217 Designing for Prosocial Behavior,
NM5660 Independent Study,
NM6101 Advanced Theories in Communications & New Media,
NM6102 Research Methods in Communications & New Media,
NM6201 Communication and Culture,
NM6202 Technological Embodiments,
NM6203 Culture Centered Approach to Communication,
NM6211 Political Communication,
NM6660 Independent Study,
NM6770 Graduate Research Seminar, and

CNM Graduates Modules Offering at a Glance for AY 2013/2014 (NEW)

CNM Graduates Modules Offering at a Glance for AY 2012/2013

For more information on graduate studies at CNM, download our graduate brochure.