Digital Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Digital Humanities team



Employers are eager for self-motivated ‘work-ready’ graduates who can work with digital tools, translate complex technical information into accessible language, manage projects and collaborate with teams.

In Digital Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, students learn to explore research questions using digital tools and methods, and develop a critical understanding of the possibilities and limitations of the digital world and our knowledge economy (including ethical issues related to information technology). They also learn the technical skills and standards required to produce a scholarly digital project, and how to manage risks and issues.

Arising in the 1980's, Digital Humanities responded to the increasingly digital nature of scholarship and culture. It is a highly interdisciplinary subject as well as being strongly connected to the world outside academia, in particular the digital cultural heritage sector associated with galleries, art galleries, libraries and museums.

This discipline creates and uses a wide variety of digital products, including websites, archives, databases, and mobile apps.

Contact us

School of Humanities and Creative Arts

Phone +64 3 369 3377

See the School's website for up-to-date location details.

Postal address
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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