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Communication and Digital Media Studies – Online Creators: Digital Entrepreneurship, Work and Society minor


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Description


Across the global Internet, more than 300 million people are currently striving to do what they love and make a living. They are designing, producing, publishing and promoting digital media content to reach and resonate with an audience and have a social impact. From “getting entrepreneurial” by launching new online publications, podcasts and YouTube channels, to freelancing as a social media influencer for the world’s major brands to serving as a cultural producer for activist movements on Twitter, Instagram or Twitch, online creators are significant to society. Creators represent all those who “use digital technology to make and publish unique creative content, whether in the form of video, film, art, music, design, text, games, or any other media that audiences can access and respond to.” The minor in Online Creators: Digital Entrepreneurship, Work and Society explores how online creators are re-imagining markets, politics, technologies and cultures, developing new strategies and tactics for creating and communicating ideas about the world (and getting paid), and experiencing all kinds of opportunities and challenges related to the dynamics, problems and changes of modern society. The minor consists of 7 courses (21 credit hours) and is available to all students in any major program in any faculty at Ontario Tech University.* A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in the minor courses is required to successfully complete the Creative Industries and Popular Culture minor.

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