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This program produces critically informed contemporary media professionals who are creative and multi-skilled communicators.
Our graduates are able to deliver innovative content for a wide range of existing and new platforms including film, television and radio, social and mobile media, and the web.
Situated in a purpose-designed building in the heart of vibrant Melbourne, this program accesses state-of-the-art learning facilities. This program's unique combination of industry training and academic study will teach you to analyse media in a broad historical and cultural context, as well as encourage critical engagement and innovation across a range of media platforms.
Ultimately the program will provide you with a broad knowledge of a wide range of media including traditional and emerging forms. It will also provide skills and knowledge that will help you to determine your specific career directions and to facilitate lifelong learning.
Our graduates are fluent with technology and the evolving media environment and are creative thinkers and problem-solvers employed across a wide range of industry sectors. Industries that program graduates have moved into include film and television, radio, screen culture, internet and mobile media production, government and education.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
3 years full-time.
Midyear entry: 2.5 years full-time, accelerated. Students are required to complete one summer semester (comprising 48 credit points) during their degree.
Learning will take place within small class sized, project-based studio environments in which you actively participate and develop skills in key parts of contemporary media production processes.
Throughout the program, you’ll engage with broader critical analyses of the historical, theoretical and cultural contexts of media. You’ll experiment and innovate to help shape the future directions of the media industries.
You’ll undertake individual and group work and will also be assessed through presentations, exhibitions, staff, peer and self-assessment.
Our staff have many years of teaching and industry experience. Guest lecturers/practitioners, including industry experts and program graduates, contribute to courses through their sharing of experiences of working and developing diverse media careers and feedback on project work-in-progress.
Work attachments form part of the program experience and will help you develop connections to the industry while you study.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal. Additional assistance is available from the RMIT Study and Learning Centre.
RMIT Media is widely recognised by employers for its industry-ready graduates. The Program Advisory Committee is made up of figures representing leading cultural and media institutions and organisations.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities offered by RMITV, the student-run television station broadcasting on Channel 31. Students can also work with independent radio broadcasters 3RRR FM and SYN FM. At different stages of their degree students can work on various industry-linked projects and must complete 80 hours of professional work attachment. Organisations that have hosted students in the past include Networks 10, 9 and 7, ABC, SBS, WTFM, Sports Brands, The Australian Open and Ghost Films.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal tertiary education with professional or vocational practice.
RMIT Media graduates can be found throughout the media industries within Australia and internationally. They find work in the film and television industry, public and commercial radio, internet and mobile media, screen culture, social media, journalism, marketing, publishing, academia, the music and games industries and the government sector. Many also go on to postgraduate study.
RMIT Media graduates have an edge in being multi-skilled, global in outlook and capable of working in a variety of media forms and professional contexts.
Studying the media program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in a broad range of roles and industries.
Technological and societal changes have affected the way audiences view and discover content. This has dramatically changed the media industry, not least by creating new job roles and opportunities for organisations to expand their product and service offerings. Job opportunities for our graduates have thus increased and expanded, and this program teaches students to be flexible and adaptable in a constantly changing environment.
Roles that program graduates have moved into include:
Film and television: directors, producers, directors of photography, screenwriters, camera operators, sound recordists, sound and picture editors, post-production supervisors, production managers, first assistant directors, art directors, casting agents, marketers, publicists, video artists.
Radio: presenters, producers, programmers, station managers, studio directors, journalists, editors - for commercial, government or community broadcasters.
Screen culture: film festival directors, curators, project managers, film and TV critics, distributors, venue coordinators.
Internet, mobile media: website developers, cross-platform content developers, social media producers, content authors, writers, managers, publishers, media sellers and buyers.
Students have the option to study overseas for a semester as an exchange or study abroad student and to select study tour intensives as electives. Several media graduates have undertaken study tours with not-for-profit organisation Actuality Media whereby they travel overseas to produce documentaries that help highlight issues affecting disadvantaged communities.
This program has a strong international student cohort studying in Melbourne due to its popularity in the overseas market. The skills learnt in the program are of a global standard which will enable you to work in Australia and overseas.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office (EAO) supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
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Combine your passions for media and technologies.
Focus on the coursework that interests you, and graduate with endless opportunities across a wide range of creative media industries.