The RMIT School of Media and Communication has announced a raft of changes to its 2015 product offering through program structure changes.
The changes include a refreshed suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programs and the creation of a new masters’ program.
The new Master of Games, Animation and Interactivity (MAGI), is a studio-based program that has been designed to keep pace with the radical technological change and growth of new knowledge in the constantly evolving worlds of animation, games and interactive media.
RMIT has been a key player in teaching creative media for over 20 years, and the latest program change reflects the University’s determination to continue to produce industry leading graduates.
Deputy Dean of Design, Games and Interaction at RMIT, Associate Professor Laurene Vaughan, said the program will have a studio-based focus.
“Students in the program will develop their expertise in both the theoretical and practical aspects of animation, games and interactive media,“ she said.
“The digital media landscape is constantly evolving, often driven by technological advances and this new degree has been designed to keep pace with the constant growth and opportunities that this brings.“
A host of career paths will open for program graduates such as motion graphics design, interaction design, app and web development and 2D or 3D animation.
Dean of RMIT School of Media and Communication, Professor Martyn Hook, said the changes to the undergraduate and postgraduate programs will build on the School’s existing strengths in order to respond to the rapid change in the media and communication industries.
“Our undergraduate programs have a reputation for producing graduates who are able to engage with and adapt to the rapidly changing and converging world of media and communication,“ he said.
“With the new programs, we are engaging far more deeply with practice-based, project-based and studio based teaching in order to expose students to a much more alive and real way of understanding and learning.
“We are also building on our deep links with industry connections and workplace learning, which will create opportunities for our students to be able to work in professional realms while they are studying, both in Melbourne and overseas,“ he said.
The School worked with the Program Advisory Committees and received extensive feedback from industry partners during the restructure process.
This allowed the School to develop the programs content in a way that continues to ensure that its graduates are industry ready.
New facilities which assist students becoming industry ready through project and studio based learning. Photos by Duta Perdana Mirzani Alamsyah.