Melburnians will experience the future of the creative industries at RMIT's end-of-year student and graduate exhibitions.
Considered one of the southern hemisphere's largest art festivals, the 2014 RMIT Art, Design and Media Exhibitions will include a range of events - from screenings and performances to exhibitions and panel discussions.
Some of Australia's finest emerging artists, designers and media practitioners will host more than 30 free events over the next six weeks.
There will be something for everyone, with more than 6,000 students and graduates from RMIT's schools of Art, Fashion and Textiles, Architecture and Design, and Media and Communication taking part in the program.
The exhibitions offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience student and graduate work from conception to production across a variety of media.
RMIT Pro Vice-Chancellor Design and Social Context and Vice-President, Professor Paul Gough, said it would be wonderful to see students contributing to Melbourne's renowned creative scene in a significant way throughout the festival.
"The exhibitions will showcase the finest emerging practitioners from the art, design and media disciplines, and we are extremely proud and excited to openly share our students' work with the greater Melbourne community," Professor Gough said.
"RMIT graduates are recognised as industry leaders in the creative disciplines and the body of work on display at the exhibitions is reflective of the practical focus and high standard of our programs."
RMIT offers a variety of art, design and media programs at Vocational Education, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD levels.
The University's creative programs enjoy global acclaim for the outstanding graduates they produce, many of whom enjoy careers at the peak of their chosen creative discipline.
Acclaimed creative alumni include international fashion designer Toni Maticevski (School of Fashion and Textiles), seven-time Walkley award-winning journalist Nick McKenzie (School of Media and Communication), Grand Designs Australia host Peter Maddison (School of Architecture and Design), visual artists Janine Daddo (School of Media and Communication) and Vincent Fantauzzo (School of Art), and jewellery designer Emily Green (School of Art).
New events are being added throughout November so be sure to check back in coming weeks for further listings.