RMIT University has completed the final stage of a major building project revamping facilities for students in journalism, AV, music, communication and art.
The $2 million project designed by Spowers has completely transformed level 1 of Building 9, boosting the development of RMIT students' real-world skills.
Professor Martyn Hook, Dean of the School of Media and Communication, said: "Our investment in these new facilities reinforces RMIT's dedication to our practice and project-based teaching in media , communication and art.
"We recognise the needs for our facilities to exceed industry standard as we expect our staff and students to push the edge of their discipline.
"The investment in robust spaces that can be transformed into active andengaging learning environments is where we see the future of our school."
New spaces include a live collaborative venue in the Radio Theatre, which boasts a moving stage, fully-equipped bio-box, lighting truss and acoustically-treated suspended ceiling.
The new facilities offer students another venue from which they can broadcast live to Melbourne community TV station Channel 31, giving practical training during their studies.
The nine-bay photography studio allows for either natural light or tungsten,and includes changing rooms for models, a fully-decked kitchen for food photography as well as a full-sized cyclorama.
The works form part of the Media and Communication consolidation project and studio collaboration with the School of Art .
The spaces will mostly be used by students studying journalism, music, AV technology, photography and fine art sound.
The refurbishment was the final phase of a staggered five-year project that transformed Building 9 into a dedicated facility enhancing RMIT's renowned creative and hands-on teaching.
Photos: Duta Perdana Mirzani Alamsyah, RMIT photography student.
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