The School of Media and Communication pushes the boundaries of digital knowledge creation and future-focused practice.
In the School of Media and Communication we have a deep engagement with industry and the community that allows our research and teaching to respond creatively and innovatively to global conditions.
As one of the largest schools at RMIT, the School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant community of theorists, thinkers and practitioners in design, communication, creative writing, screen, culture, digital ethnography, new media, journalism, games, animation, art and digital media. The School has a strong international focus, set to drive careers to succeed in the global context, with programs and courses offered in Melbourne, Vietnam and Singapore, many of which include international study tours.
Within the School, we embrace agility and flexibility to drive a field that is always evolving with emerging specialisations and new roles in an increasingly changing world. Partnerships with industry and the community ensure we keep abreast of changing industry needs and new technologies of teaching and learning, allowing us to support students in moving fluently between the classroom, the studio and the workplace. Work integrated learning (WIL) is just one way of many in which the mutual benefits of our industry and community partnerships are realised, connecting students directly to real-world projects that result in tangible outcomes.
Our multidisciplinary network of research institutes, centres, groups and labs also encourages collaborations within and beyond RMIT, bringing together experts across digital media, creative writing, screen, games and new media practice and theory. Adopting a creative, critical and playful attitude to research, we celebrate disciplinary diversity and lead in the development of practice-led approaches.
In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking, RMIT was judged to be well above world standard (5) for the field of Communication and Media studies and above world standard (4) for the field of Cultural Studies and Design Practice and Management, reinforcing our dedication and expertise in these areas. RMIT was also judged to be at world standard (3) for the fields of Film, Television and Digital Media, and Performing Arts and Creative Writing.
Extending our reach for excellence, we have adapted our teaching spaces to meet our world-class standards. Our recent refurbishment was the final phase of a staggered five-year project that transformed our Melbourne City campus building into a dedicated facility. Watch a time lapse of the building 9 renovation on YouTube.