This subject addresses literacies that are not only crucial for everyday life and our full participation as citizens, but also required by every contemporary industry and workplace. Practical, critical and theoretical aspects of contemporary media use are explored and integrated. Students gain foundational digital media skills involving digital publishing and digital image production and compositing. They explore the shift in our understandings of being and knowing that both enabled and were enhanced by the development of digital technologies, and which provide the context for our use of them. Students also gain knowledge of the ethical responsibilities of using these media and learn to critically reflect on their own production of multimodal and participatory communication.