Capturing the essence of Queen Vic Market
The smell of fish, the gleam of fresh vegetables, the chill outside the sheds… research shows the heart and soul of Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market is not in its bricks and mortar.
RMIT alumni excel as Quill Awards finalists
RMIT University’s alumni have been acknowledged for Excellence in Victorian Journalism with 11 nominations in this year’s Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards.
Writing and Publishing pushes imaginative residency programs in 2018
Two established residency-based programs, WrICE and Melbourne Visiting Poets Program, will bring high profile writers and students together this year.
From RMIT to Sundance
RMIT alumnus and screenwriter Scott Ryan has exploded on to the international stage, with his six-part series "Mr InBetween" premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
Journalism students honoured in Ossie awards
RMIT has taken out major awards for journalism investigations and innovations in this year’s national student journalism awards.
Indonesia residency builds writing connections
Three students have been selected as emerging writer fellows to take part in a collaborative residency in Indonesia.
Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley to conclude Present Tense 2017
Celebrated writer and RMIT Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley will deliver the final instalment of the Present Tense Lecture series as part of the Celebrate Writing @ RMIT 2017 program.
RMIT staff and non/ficitionLab members recipients of RMIT Research Awards
Creative practice researchers in the School of Media and Communication have received RMIT Research Awards for excellence and impact in their research.
Bees help break the mystery of optical illusions
A study from RMIT University has used the humble honeybee to shed new light on why we see optical illusions.
The future of food and how we eat on the menu
How digital design and new technologies are reshaping the future of food and our relationship with what eat is being chewed over at RMIT University.
Students driving innovation with industry mentors
Australia Post has partnered with RMIT's School of Media and Communication and School of Design to explore new products and services.
RMIT designers selected as finalists in Premier's Design Awards
Proving that RMIT is truly a university of design, innovation and technology – staff, students and alumni have been selected as finalists in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards.
Journalism students to work in Japan
The Australia-Japan Foundation has awarded travel scholarships to RMIT University journalism students to intern at The Japan Times in 2018.
RSN927 scholarship for journalism student
An up-and-coming young sports reporter Dylan Carmody has been awarded the second annual Steve Cairns Internship at the Racing and Sports Network.
Top six tips for communicators to cut through the digital noise
In an age of filter bubbles, style influencers and fake politicians, how can professionals use digital media to connect with their communities and have meaningful conversations?
Students at the centre of award-winning course designs
Two Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning will be awarded to three RMIT teachers as part of the annual Australian Teaching Awards for University Teaching on 12 October.
RMIT welcomes Seb Chan as Adjunct Professor
The ACMI Chief Experience Officer CXO and cultural sector consultant will share his approaches to innovation and technology with staff and students
How flowers use colour to signal their scent
Some flowers use colour to tell bees about their fragrance and aid the pollination process, according to new international research.
The PR student breaking stereotypes about Indigenous people
Kimberly Lovegrove is paving the way for young Indigenous people like her to find their confidence in university.
Students to intern at Jaipur's 'greatest literary show on Earth'
After the successful inaugural participation of RMIT interns at this year's Jaipur Literature Festival, 17 students have been selected to intern there in 2018.
Work hard and follow your dreams, says student and elite athlete
Off the back of three consecutive victories at the Southern University Games, RMIT’s sporting stars are now competing on the world stage.
Rainforest field trip collaboratively records ecological change
Students camped, shared meals and studied with the Nyungkalwarra, engaging with country and the knowledge of its Kabanji (teachers).
RMIT alumni in MIFF’s starring roles
Behind the scenes of the 56th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) are three women who started out at RMIT.
More Australians online but our digital divide deepens
New research from RMIT University shows that online participation is rising across Australia, but there are still significant gaps between the digitally included and excluded.
Design students balance the commercial with creative in luxury packaging
Third and second-year communication designers learnt an important industry lesson by working with Melbourne perfumery Peony.
Don’t miss ‘RMIT Alive’ streaming, 7pm, Tuesday 25 July
Acclaimed producer-director Sue Maslin, firebrand animator Mel Roach and the Astor Theatre’s Zak Hepburn will explore how to succeed in the global creative business, in the pilot of RMIT Alive.
Advertising students recognised in international competitions
A browser extension to combat fake news and a film challenging the stigma of autism captured the attention of judges of D&AD New Blood and Cannes Future Lions.
Seeing the coloured light: bee brains open way for better cameras
Research into the way that honeybees see colour could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots.
RMIT students study the audience experience at global festival Sónar+D
The way people experience festivals, such as how they move across different spaces and engage with technology, was recently examined by students as part of an RMIT and UOC summer school in Barcelona.
Alumnus aims to make positive environmental change
RMIT Vietnam alumnus Thoi Thi Chau Nhi is working with artists to bring an end to the illegal rhinoceros horn trade.
RMIT takes centre stage at international technology and creativity conference
With expert presentations and a new summer school, RMIT is in the spotlight at Sónar+D, an international conference held in Barcelona where technology and creativity converge.
Meet the screen and media graduate heading to Cambodia, Cannes and beyond
After studying a Diploma of Screen and Media, Tom Blackwell climbed the film industry ladder to a job with an emerging New Zealand production house.
Stanford, RMIT and Peshawar journalism students connect across continents
Postgraduate students in Melbourne have had the opportunity to learn with students from Pakistan on how to report from zones of conflict.
Art installation brings the weather indoors
A digital art installation aims to create virtual landscapes based on real-time Melbourne weather data – inside the State Library Victoria.
Q&A with Anna Snoekstra
Screenwriting student Anna Snoekstra’s first novel 'Only Daughter' has been published in 19 countries and optioned as a film by Universal Pictures.
RMIT public relations graduate wins B&T 30 Under 30 Award
Priscilla Truong has been named one of the industry’s brightest young talents, with four promotions in four years to Ogilvy PR’s Senior Account Manager.
RMIT films showcased at St Kilda Film Festival
Graduate, staff and student work is featured in this year's St Kilda Film Festival, which highlights the top 100 short films in Australia.
RMIT co-chairs global network for gender equality in the media
Gender equality in and through the media is the focus of a UNESCO-supported global collaboration between RMIT University and eighteen other universities.
Love gives tips on TV journalism
RMIT journalism alumna and star of 'The Bachelorette' Georgia Love recently came back to RMIT to give students a master class.
Media students feature in ANZAC exhibition
Interactive documentaries by a group of undergraduate students have been selected to screen by Maroondah City Council’s ArtSpace.
Meet Linda Brennan: Humanist social marketer
With a research focus on social marketing and behaviour change, Professor Linda Brennan wants to help people to help themselves towards leading "better", healthier and happier lives.
Intel internship gives students a taste of the tech capital
Tech company Intel has extended its San Francisco production internship program to students in Australia for the first time.
Logie success for RMIT
An ABC television series directed by an RMIT adjunct professor and starring an RMIT student has been recognised in the annual Logie awards.
RMIT welcomes Jenni Tosi as Adjunct Professor
Jenni Tosi, Chief Executive Officer for Film Victoria, has been appointed for three years as Adjunct Professor in Film and Television at RMIT.
Food printing: coming soon to a kitchen near you
Digital food is quickly becoming a reality and nobody knows this better than RMIT alumnus and Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Rohit Ashok Khot.
Lentara intern graduates return to RMIT studio
RMIT’s Codesign studio with Lentara UnitingCare responds to social issues they face and has also led to the ongoing employment of two graduates and one third-year student.
Alumnus an ‘exciting new voice’ in Australian animation
Dropping out of a physics degree to study animation at RMIT has proven to be a smart move for Aggelos Papantoniou, recently dubbed one of the field’s most exciting new voices.
PR and journalism capabilities challenged in ‘post-truth’ world
In the ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, post-truth world, journalism and professional communications face similar issues around reputation.
Meet Stephen Banham: Typographic Archaeologist
The founder of internationally-renowned typographic studio Letterbox, Stephen Banham recently designed the titles for the highly successful feature film Lion.
Graduate appointed Artistic Director of writing festival
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced the appointment of Izzy Roberts-Orr as Artistic Director and Co-CEO.
Writing residency crosses borders and genres
An immersive writing residency in the Philippines left students and staff better informed and less blinkered by cultural backgrounds.
Journalism alumni lead Quill Awards nominations
RMIT graduates have been nominated an exceptional 15 times for the Melbourne Press Club's prestigious Quill Awards.
Meet the Indigenous Studies team
Meet RMIT’s Indigenous Studies team and learn how you can enhance your degree with Indigenous Specialisation electives.
Make history at Melbourne's first music memorabilia event
Lovers of Melbourne’s music scene have the chance to become part of history at a special research event that aims to capture five decades of memories and memorabilia.
RMIT and ABC News relaunch Fact Check
RMIT University and ABC News have partnered to relaunch award-winning news service Fact Check, to be based in Melbourne at the University’s new state-of-the-art Media Precinct.
Students accelerate their learning with 'Newton’s Law'
Three lucky RMIT students had a chance to work behind the scenes through placements in the new ABC drama Newton’s Law.
RMIT lights up White Night Melbourne
White Night is one of the major events on Australia’s cultural calendar, and RMIT will once again open its doors and showcase stunning light projections from dusk to dawn.
Meet Toni Roberts: interpretation design expert
After working in a company that developed public art and exhibitions, Dr Roberts found that interpretive work naturally drew on her background as an educator and designer/artist.
Melbourne living tips shared by students
A guidebook written by local RMIT students is helping new international students in their transition to campus life.
Creative exchange in Indonesia gives students industry expertise
Seven undergraduate students from RMIT are off to Indonesia for internships with creative arts and design companies.
App provides food for thought
A new app will help dietitians provide more efficient and timely advice to patients at risk of chronic disease.
National campaign developed by students for cystic fibrosis
RMIT public relations students have been working with Cystic Fibrosis Victoria to help raise awareness about carrier screening.
Journalist of the Year honours for RMIT graduate
ABC cross-media reporter James Oaten has been named Journalist of the Year at the NT Media Awards, recognising his exceptional skill and dedication to quality journalism in the Northern Territory.
Students nominated for Premier’s Design Awards
Four of the five finalists in the new Student Design category at the Premier’s Design Awards are from RMIT.
Newsline adapts to new broadcast environment
RMIT moves to new ways of broadcasting television news programs by using live streaming technologies.
Students raise awareness of heart disease in women
RMIT students have been working with non-profit organisation Her Heart to educate Australian women how they can reduce their risk of heart disease.
Zoo poo project gives students hands-on experience
How do you make learning about animal waste recycling fun? Give kids the chance to play with virtual poo and turn it into compost, of course.
Opening doors in the screen industries: Q&A with Gavin Ingham and Maria Vermeed
Media makers Maria Vermeed and Gavin Ingham discuss RMIT’s professional screenwriting program and share their tips for breaking into the screen industry.
RMIT graduates breaking the glass ceiling
An all-female crew have come together to produce a television commercial promoting a business that sends a share of profits to charities supporting women in third world countries.
RMIT students off to China to collaborate with local writers
A Federal Government grant will give students the opportunity to share skills and cultural perspectives during an intensive international study tour.
HBO hit show films at RMIT
Students had the chance to join 120 crew and cast on set, when Hollywood came to RMIT to film "The Leftovers".
Students link a health service with its local community
RMIT public relations students have worked with Link Health and Community to forge stronger relationships with local residents.
RMIT students represent Australia at UN urban development conference
Two RMIT students have travelled to Ecuador as Australian delegates to the United Nations Housing and Sustainable Urban Development Conference, after receiving prestigious Global Voices scholarships.
Mobile app to promote Indigenous protected area
Postgraduate students are co-creating a mobile app to help preserve Gunditjmara land in western Victoria.
Students spread message of diversity across the airwaves
With many young people choosing to stream rather than tune into radio, RMIT public relations students have helped Australia’s only LGBTIQ radio station spread a message of diversity and inclusion.
Academics win New York festival radio awards
A radiophonic meditation on gender identity and storytelling set in Bangkok has won multiple awards.
Award-winning book designer featured in international journal
After receiving multiple accolades for the extraordinary design of a 1616 page architectural monograph, an RMIT designer’s practice has been profiled in the prestigious Eye magazine.
RMIT graduate nominated for world's largest children's literature award
The Swedish Arts Council has revealed the names of 226 candidates from across 60 countries who are nominated for a generous literary prize.
Anthology builds literary bridge between Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region
A new collection of fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry is fostering cultural exchange.
Bestselling writers enriched by architectural treasure
Award-winning local and international writers find artistic inspiration during McCraith House Writer’s Residencies.
Design students are finalists in national awards
Ten RMIT students have been shortlisted for prestigious Australian Graphic Design Association awards, selected from a competitive field across the country.
Book explores television and social transformation in Asia
Indian Yoga gurus, tele-astrologists, Chinese dating and Taiwanese feng shui home-makeovers featured in a new book.
Meet Glen Donnar: gender and popular culture expert
Dr Glen Donnar’s recent research focuses on overeating celebrities— through the South Korean new media phenomenon of "mukbang" and American "dude food TV".
RMIT/ Bakehouse Studios partnership wins national ACEN Award
A project that gives students the chance to collaborate with each other and work with industry mentors has won a national award.
Poets to take part in collaborative poetry writing exchange
An increased cultural understanding of Australia and Korea is anticipated through the medium of poetry, an art form that sweeps away cultural and linguistic barriers.
Journalism student wins internship at radio station RSN
An up-and-coming young sports reporter Thomas Price has been awarded the second annual Steve Cairns Internship at the Racing and Sports Network.
Journalism students to work in Japan
The Australian Japan Foundation has awarded two travel scholarships to Journalism students to intern at The Japan Times in 2017.
Communication internships strengthen ties between RMIT and Pacific neighbours
A partnership with the University of the South Pacific is giving postgraduate students valuable work experience while strengthening ties within the Pacific region.
Games students excel in international challenge
RMIT student teams win prizes in the 2016 International Game Concept Challenge (IGCC).
Students set to succeed with RMIT’s Entrepreneur in residence
A new work integrated learning initiative will see students placed in start-ups and participating in a workshop on creative thinking for the media industries.
RMIT launches brand-new destination for start-ups
RMIT Activator is an initiative that helps current students, staff and researchers grow successful start-up ventures.
Academics lauded in national teaching awards
Three RMIT academics have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to student learning in Australian Government awards.
Crisis proofing to keep companies in the black
How can companies avoid lurching from one public relations disaster to the next?
Record breaking funding for Australian women in film
RMIT staff and graduates are amongst the recipients of Screen Australia’s historic Gender Matters funding.
RMIT students use semester break to create web series
Instead of relaxing and binge watching TV, three Creative writing students converted their mid-semester holiday period into a productive and successful shooting block for their show.
Collaborative news room project publishes dynamic daily paper
During the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival in Melbourne, a cross-disciplinary team of RMIT writers, editors and designers collaborated to produce nine issues of a dynamic daily newspaper.
Top 5 tips for getting your first film made
How do you break into the film industry? It might seem difficult, but Girish Makwana is living proof that it’s not impossible – though it requires persistence and a willingness to collaborate.
How to get started in the publishing industry
RMIT lecturer and publisher Tracy O’Shaughnessy opens the door to the publishing house, offering insider knowledge on how to launch your career in the publishing industry.
Journalism student of the year knows how to stand out in a competitive field
The 2016 winner of the Walkley student of the year award says he chose Journalism because he gets to write stories that make a real difference to society.
RMIT welcomes writer, editor and publisher Sophie Cunningham as Adjunct Professor
With an unusually broad range of expertise as a writer of journalism, fiction, nonfiction and film scripts, Sophie Cunningham will bring industry knowledge to RMIT writing programs and research.
RMIT students to travel to India for literary study tour
Eighteen RMIT students have been selected to travel to India for the Cross Cultural Perspectives in Literary Event Management study tour, including placement at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
RMIT graduate's debut feature film to world premiere in Melbourne
A cross-cultural love story inspired by true events and directed by an alumnus of RMIT's Master of Creative Media will have its world premiere in Melbourne this week.
Replaying the 1960s and 1970s through game design
An RMIT researcher has taken images of Barcelona in the 1960s and 1970s and transformed them into interactive viewing experiences at a recent global conference on technology and creativity.
Design for the luxury sector studio
RMIT students presented their design concepts to staff at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne to gain real life experience in design.
Experienced practitioners set to deepen engagement with industry
Five industry fellows have been appointed to the School of Media and Communication from a range of disciplinary and professional domains.
Research puts the play into self-driving cars – and the future commute
Self-driving cars are no longer the stuff of science fiction but how will future commuters cope when they’re stuck in traffic without even driving to distract them?
Mongolian Lens 1 exhibition raises awareness of social issues
Mongolia’s rapid social change is being captured through the lenses of its first generation of indigenous documentary photographers.
Aviation website lands win for RMIT's Neeshma Sadanandhan
An RMIT interactive media student’s website design layout is set to go live online, after winning a state-wide competition.
Summit looks at future health of our screen industries
The education of the next generation of screen industry professionals is one of the topics for the discussion at the Screen Futures Summit and Youth Festival, co-hosted by RMIT.
RMIT and Creative Victoria combine to showcase design talent
RMIT and Creative Victoria are working together to showcase some of the state’s best design talent through a new video series.
RMIT researcher wins National Indigenous Arts Award
RMIT PhD candidate Vicki Couzens has been awarded an Australia Council Fellowship at the 9th National Indigenous Arts awards presentation during Reconciliation Week 2016.
Students help bring diverse culture together
Most people probably think not much happens at a cemetery. But RMIT students discovered how much goes on behind the scenes at some of Melbourne’s quietest places.
Students help in the fight against discrimination
RMIT students have worked with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission to produce a series of videos on current events.
Stunning student game designs funded by Film Victoria
RMIT graduates have gained production investment funding from Film Victoria for their third year capstone games projects.
Media, art and climate change debates collide
A new book by four RMIT academics looks at how artists can provide alternative ways for thinking through the relationship between media and climate change debates in the Asia-Pacific region.
Writing graduates dominate Miles Franklin shortlist
Three RMIT writing and editing graduates have been shortlisted for Australia's most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin.
Four ways to stand out in a creative industry
How can you prepare for your dream job while juggling final-year studies? Graduate Paige De Vanny shares her experiences.
Internships create greater ties between Australia and Korea
Four RMIT journalism students have received travel scholarships to take part in internships in Korea in 2016, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Australia Korea Foundation (AKF).
Advertising students short-listed for Cannes
Three of the four teams of students short-listed for coveted Cannes Future Lions awards are from RMIT’s Advertising program.
Animated heavy metal translates into success
Third year animation students get industry experience with a German music label in the Nuclear Blast 2D animation studio.
Designing for cultural awareness and connectedness
A vertically-integrated studio in communication design is partnering with Wiradjuri Nation citizens to enable non-indigenous students to develop Indigenous cultural awareness and literacies.
Researchers on journey to new discoveries with $2.3m ARC grants
Researchers from RMIT received funding to deliver innovative, impact-associated research from the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.
Media students partner with Foxtel for live broadcast
A group of RMIT students and recent graduates worked hard to record the Foxtel broadcast of the 2016 Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Awards at the Sofitel on May 6.
Design and media students making a difference with Lentara
RMIT’s School of Media and Communication has formed a partnership with Lentara UnitingCare, which will see students solve real-life challenges faced by the not-for-profit.
Students interpret Bollywood through a lens
Media and photography students have travelled to India on a two-week study tour to explore Bollywood culture and gain an understanding of the world’s largest producer of film.
Adjunct Professor recognised at Industry Awards
Filmmaker John Hughes has been recognised with a Lifetime Membership at the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) awards.
Leaving comfort zone leads to learning
For RMIT Journalism graduates, the learning never stops as they produce a new live current affairs program about LGBT+ communities in Australia.
Exquisite book designs make awards shortlist
Urban spaces and a cartoon history of war are topics explored in books designed by RMIT staff, recently shortlisted for the 64th Australian Book Designers Association awards.
Award winner shares tips for aspiring filmmakers
Media graduate Corrie Chen, nominated in the best short film category at the 2016 Australian Directors Guild awards, shares her tips for aspiring filmmakers.
Social media around the world: Five things you might not know
Most people rely on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to bring them closer together. But how are they used across the planet? Is a "footie" taken in Chile any different than a "selfie" from Australia?
How to boost your career in the animation industry
What does it take to succeed in the world of animation? Award-winning director and RMIT animation alumnus Mikey Hill shares his tips.
Immersive gaming in the DomeLab
Immerse yourself in mind-blowing gaming experiences when DomeLab - Australia’s first ultra-high resolution experimental full display dome – opens at RMIT in a major new exhibition.
Student wins memorial prize and internship
A final year Journalism student has won the inaugural Steve Cairns Memorial Award, made possible by Radio Station RSN 927.
Design-led publishing futures explored at art book fair
RMIT researchers, lecturers and students are set to impress at the second Melbourne Art Book Fair presented at the National Gallery of Victoria.
RMIT alumnus is Student Journalist of the Year
RMIT alumnus Bridget Davies has been named Student Journalist of the Year at the 2016 Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards.
Writers from Asia Pacific join residencies in China and Melbourne
Five writers from the Asia Pacific will take part in collaborative residencies in China and Melbourne, as part of RMIT’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE).
RMIT set to co-host NonfictioNOW in Iceland
More than 500 writers from around the globe are expected to gather in the thriving literary hub of Reykjavik, Iceland, to explore the facets of nonfiction writing.
Intern in Tokyo caught up in breaking news
Writing about David Bowie was the last thing Monica Ireland thought she’d be doing when she applied to do an internship at The Japan Times.
Intern in Tokyo caught up in breaking news
Writing about David Bowie was the last thing Monica Ireland thought she’d be doing when she applied to do an internship at <i>The Japan Times</i>.
Students lost for words in new theatre season
Creative writing students are challenging conventional writing methods through the use of spoken word, poetry, sound and screen work and installations.
Memorial prize gives journalism students hands-on experience
Radio station RSN 927 is partnering with RMIT to provide an annual paid internship for a third year journalism student.
How can we connect the human, digital and material through research?
A new book by an RMIT researcher examines the increased blurring between the human, digital and material worlds and the impact it can have on design and research.
Melbourne’s music laneways put Australian stars on the map
Melbourne’s unique music laneways appeal to local and international rock fans alike, a new study from RMIT University for Creative Victoria has found.
Internships ease students' transition into the industry
Seventy-five public relations students will undertake internships this year. As the 2016 program kicks-off, two 2015 interns share their experiences.
Animation students bring stories to life with Pixar animators
Students and animation practitioners had a chance to learn from the best during an interactive masterclass with Pixar's Andrew Gordon and Chris Sasaki, hosted by VFX Jam and RMIT.
Novel inspired by heartbreak is great read
Olga Lorenzo wanted her second novel to be a story that was both harrowing and had moments of lightness and humour.
Inspiration for a new generation of designers
It started as a passion project over a year ago, but an inspirational design magazine produced by two RMIT alumni is now well on its way to becoming a full blown business.
Photography exhibition focuses on forgotten siblings
Drawing on her experience of living with a life-threatening disease, RMIT photography graduate Alexandrena Parker is shedding light on the challenges faced by the siblings of sick children.
Why you should get yourself an industry mentor
Guided by advice from one of the world’s top media minds, communications graduate Mim Kempson has a distinct edge as she starts on her career journey.
Journal article award for international excellence
Four RMIT academics have won an international award for their article on leadership practice for curriculum development in different disciplinary contexts.
Death and the rock star
“Rock and roll is getting old. This hasn’t been a secret; it’s been written on the faces of the biggest stars of the genre over the past few decades.
RMIT Gallery dazzles at White Night Melbourne
RMIT Gallery will open its doors for White Night Melbourne with an all-night session of German 1980s subculture, celebrating its summer exhibition and showcasing innovative research.
Student-led campaign spreads message of JOY to wider community
RMIT public relations students have collaborated with radio station JOY 94.9 to raise the station’s profile within the local community.
How Yvonne Luu expanded her horizons and shaped her learning
Yvonne Luu is committed to using her expertise for positive change. She has experience in government and not-for-profit settings and is a Communications Advisor at Diversity Council Australia.
Design collaboration sparks bright business ideas
RMIT design and business students have come together to launch Bright Sparks, a co-design project that aims to raise awareness and augment funding for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Pedestrian safety promoted through animation
Victoria Police and RMIT animation students have collaborated on a campaign to promote pedestrian safety in Melbourne’s east, creating three short films targeted at the young and the elderly.
Students work with Good Shepherd to reward financial inclusion
How do you reward staff and volunteers who don’t want to be rewarded? RMIT public relations students have worked with non-profit Good Shepherd to answer the question.
RMIT invests $100,000 in four student start-ups
Four student businesses will be given a financial leg-up through $25,000 interest-free loans, in the latest funding round from RMIT’s New Enterprise Investment Fund (NEIF).
Digital storyteller awarded knowledge fellowship
RMIT researcher Dr Betty Sargeant has been awarded the Melbourne Knowledge Fellowship for her innovative work in digital literacy, arts and technology.
Doing Christmas differently to support female education
RMIT public relations students have collaborated with a Melbourne based charity to help raise funds for the education of young girls in Africa.
Leading writers from around the world come together in Arizona
Writers, journalists, film-makers and other non-fiction practitioners from around the world met for three days of vibrant conversation and debate at the 2015 NonfictioNOW conference.
Micro fiction wins writing prize for RMIT grad
RMIT writing graduate Melissa Manning has won the inaugural Overland Story Wine prize with her short story, <i>Woodsmoke</i>.
Interactive rehab tool wins Victorian Premier’s Design Award
An interactive tabletop developed at RMIT as a rehabilitation tool for patients with brain injuries has been recognised with a Victorian Premier’s Design Award.
RMIT alumnus named Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year
RMIT alumnus Lisa Saad has been named Australia’s top commercial photographer at the Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards.
RMIT journalism wins big at Ossie awards
RMIT journalism was a big winner in the annual Ossie Awards, with five students honoured and <em>The City Journal</em> taking out the prize for best publication.
Support for homeless youth at heart of Christmas project
RMIT has worked with social enterprise STREAT to tell the stories of young homeless people, in a project enabling Christmas shoppers at Melbourne Central to truly support the spirit of giving.
Breaking into the music industry
RMIT music students partnered with Melbourne Music Week to present Breakout, a sustainable-minded music event celebrating locality.
Students recognised in national design awards
Eloise McCullough and Grace Falvo were finalists in Australia's peak awards program for graphic designers; the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Student Awards.
Communication training helps future Pacific climate leaders
Specialised training from RMIT is supporting the communications efforts of a South Pacific delegation attending the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris.
Mobilities, Networks and Race bring international scholars to RMIT
Academics from across disciplines came together to discuss migration flows and cultures of mobility in the Asia-Pacific in two interrelated international events held at RMIT.
Social enterprise empowers women through fashion
Advertising student Azahn Munas has started his own social enterprise, MOGA, selling unique silk headscarves in order to empower women and unite people through fashion.
PR students help refugee organisation put the wheels on the wagon
RMIT public relations students have helped welcome refugees and asylum seekers in a work integrated learning project.
Buster Keaton animation featured on international stage
RMIT animation students have had their original tribute to silent film star Buster Keaton showcased in the United States at the 21st Buster Keaton Convention.
Remembering a community’s loss and celebrating its enduring spirit
RMIT lecturer Toni Roberts and members of the local community have designed the Whittlesea Bushfire Memorial as a reflective space in memory of the tragedy of Black Saturday.
RMIT students apply tech solutions to social justice challenges
An RMIT student team has been recognised for developing a technology-based solution to help people who receive fines but struggle to pay due to disadvantage and hardship.
Innovative spectrum of 80s German subculture on show
RMIT Gallery presents a comprehensive survey of 80s German subculture in a new exhibition, <i>Geniale Dilletanten</i>.
RMIT students apply tech solutions to social justice challenges
An RMIT student team has been recognised for developing a technology-based solution to help people who receive fines but struggle to pay due to disadvantage and hardship.
RMIT partnership with Mobile Innovation Network Australasia (MINA)
RMIT Screen Cultures and nonfictionLab researchers are collaborating with MINA to develop mobile media practice and theory for an international screening, a book and a symposium.
How to take the next step in your design career
Meld Studios Principal, Jeremy Yuille shares his top tips for working designers looking to extend their practice, progress their careers, and become the design leaders of the future.
The Dressmaker in vogue for Australian cinema award critics
The eagerly anticipated film adaptation of the comic-drama novel by RMIT alumnus Rosalie Ham has received rave reviews by critics.
RMIT creatives make an exhibition of their craft at free art festival
Rich in innovation with fresh, vibrant designs, RMIT’s end-of-year exhibitions are back to showcase the best of Melbourne’s emerging artists, designers and media practitioners.
RMIT projects named as finalists in Premier’s Design Awards
An interactive rehab tool for acquired brain injury and a sports drink fountain that works to boost physical activity are two of five RMIT projects nominated for Victorian Premier's Design Awards.
Performing Mobilities unfolds at RMIT Gallery
Playful, thoughtful and often unexpected. The new and experimental arts projects that form the exhibition <em>Performing Mobilities</em> even include a work filmed by pigeons in flight.
Media student wins Blackfella Films internship
Postgraduate media student Simon Rose is working with Australia’s leading Aboriginal-owned film and TV production company, Blackfella Films, after winning a prestigious internship.
Vocational education showcased at RMIT Career Discovery day
More than 500 secondary students, career advisers and teachers have attended RMIT’s inaugural discovery day for vocational career choices.
Meet Yoko Akama: Design research expert
Harnessing participatory design, Dr Yoko Akama is bringing her research expertise to the challenge of Indigenous nation building.
Heritage award for modernist ‘Butterfly House’
RMIT has been awarded a Victorian Heritage Award for its restoration of the “Butterfly House”, a renowned modernist home on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne.
RMIT art trams hit the tracks of Melbourne
Commuters will be part of a mobile gallery as they travel in eight new Melbourne Festival art trams hitting the tracks today – four created by RMIT artists.
Industry leaders spark global music debate
RMIT is partnering with the Melbourne Music Symposium to bring together international industry and academic leaders to explore what makes a music city successful.
Vietnam experience an eye-opener for RMIT students
Dressed in Melbourne black, they sure look like Melbourne girls. And they are – but Sally Ross and Nicola Papaioannou are soaking up RMIT’s Vietnam campus and loving the experience.
Film awards recognise rising creative stars
The best and brightest student and graduate filmmakers have been recognised at RMIT’s 25th Film Awards.
Fellowships lead writers to China
Two talented writers are heading to China for a collaborative immersion residency as part of RMIT’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE).
The Politics of Remembering Violence
A special issue of the Journal of Communication, Politics and Culture and an exhibition of photos of war have been launched to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War 1.
RMIT ranked among world’s best
RMIT has been ranked among the world’s best universities for engineering and IT, arts and humanities, and the social sciences, in the latest QS rankings.
Japanese Film Festival to showcase first-year student animation
First-year animation student Brent Arnold has won the CHOYA 2015 competition.
Student campaign connects with advertising giant
An original campaign idea from three RMIT advertising students has caught the eye of international advertising powerhouse, Ogilvy.
Talking Design podcast recognised in architecture awards
RMIT’s flagship podcast series Talking Design has been commended in a top Australian Institute of Architects award for its outstanding coverage of architecture and design.
Emerging writers set to immerse in China
Three emerging writers from RMIT are heading to China after being chosen to join the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE).
Emerging writers set to immerse in China
Three emerging writers from RMIT are heading to China after being chosen to join the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE).
New Academic Street Unleashed
Ten days of events, including a virtual reality tour, digital animations on Swanston Street and a demolition party, launched RMIT’s New Academic Street project to students and staff.
Big Apple study tour puts students in a New York state of mind
RMIT media and communications students are still flying high after gaining first-hand experience with some of New York’s most creative industry professionals.
Ride your mind, not your bike
Controlling computer games with only your mind is a step closer thanks to the work of RMIT researcher Jens Stober.
Can’t keep your cat from getting its claws on your iPad?
You are not alone, according to RMIT researchers who are discovering pets could be gaming as much as their humans.
It was a career change as dramatic as they come: Graeme Simsion was running an IT business when, at 50, he decided to become a writer. Now Hollywood is calling.
Chocolate a sweet treat to make us work up a sweat
RMIT researcher Rohit Ashok Khot has found the sweetest way in the world to encourage people to exercise.
RMIT Europe at SONAR+D
RMIT Europe has participated for the first time in SONAR+D in Barcelona, Spain.
Students lead successful campus music events
Campus life got a whole lot cooler when a group of students teamed-up with the Student Union for a series of Chill n Grill music events at RMIT’s Alumni Courtyard.
Study and work exchange program develops future design careers
RMIT design students will have the chance to travel, study and work in Europe and Australia in an innovative cross-cultural program linking coursework, studio practice and work integrated learning.
Top five tips for making art from play
Students from the School of Media and Communication have taken home the award for Best Visual Art in the 2015 Freeplay Awards.
Meet Betty Sargeant: children’s literature and book apps expert
Author, illustrator and researcher Betty Sargeant spells out her love for children's content and providing engaging experiences for young minds in the digital world.
All eyes are on Sofie as she takes out Miles Franklin award
RMIT alumnus Sofie Laguna has won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award – Australia’s top fiction prize – for her novel <i>The Eye of the Sheep</i>.
Advertising students nominated for international awards
Three groups of RMIT students have been nominated for Future Lion awards at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity – one of the most prestigious advertising award shows in the world.
Journalism and media students foster their practical skills
Students from the School of Media and Communication have pooled their professional skills to produce and broadcast a live-to-air daily news and current affairs program.
Writing immersion cultural fellowship announced for China
RMIT’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange (WrICE) program has opened applications for an Early Career Fellowship taking place in China in 2016.
Research shows sampling has artistic merit
Research by RMIT PhD graduate, Nathanael Bates, investigates the notion of originality in remix culture.
Spotlight on religion as a mediated phenomenon
Professor Peter Horsfield has just completed a major work looking at the influence of media in the historical development of Christianity.
Meet Josie Vine: she knows a bit about journalism history and ideology
Dr Vine’s research focuses on the history, culture and sociological development of journalism ideology.
Collaborative project creates a new book in nine days
Students from the School of Media and Communication have joined forces to publish a new book in nine days as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Honours student celebrated as rising poetry talent
RMIT honours student Melody Paloma has been awarded the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets.
Investigative journalist Nick McKenzie and Vietnam-based sales and marketing maverick Ngo Quoc Dung are RMIT’s Outstanding Alumni for 2015.
Viewing gallery in Mint condition
The work of Communications Design lecturer Toni Roberts has been highly commended in the recent Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs).
Student selected for cross-cultural and economic exchange
Journalism student Rebecca Colquhoun is spreading her wings and heading to China for the third China Australia Journalist Exchange, this week.
Meet Craig Batty: screenwriting specialist
A screenwriter, script editor and script consultant, Associate Professor Craig Batty has worked on numerous short film, feature film, television and online drama projects.
RMIT student shaping his future in audio-visual production
RMIT student Elliot Jemison’s aspiration to join the audio-visual and live production industry is slowly coming to life through practical work experience.
Practical work experience the key to the industry
RMIT student Brandon Tan is pursuing his dreams of working in the live event production and audio-visual industry through practical work experience.
Investigating the stories behind the scars
The impact of hidden scars has been explored in an extraordinary study by RMIT PhD researcher, Dr Lee Kofman.
Design graduate excels at Louis Vuitton
From his desk at Louis Vuitton’s headquarters in Paris, Jonathan Barzel draws on his skills in architecture and design to make his own distinctive contribution to the famed fashion house.
Walking the ‘write’ path to success
Melbourne-based writer, editor and RMIT alumnus Jennifer Down is a success story waiting to be told.
Student helps to bring live sitcoms back to life
With the flood of recent reality and lifestyle shows swamping Australian television screens, many people will tell you that TV is just not what it used to be.
Meet Catherine Gomes: cultural identity expert
Dr Catherine Gomes is an ARC Early Career Researcher Fellow, working to uncover the evolving cultural and social identities of transient migrants in Australia and Singapore.
Sensory art exhibit provides insights into life without sound
A free multimedia exhibit that shares the experience of hearing loss with the public is the result of a new partnership at RMIT.
RMIT welcomes John Hughes as Adjunct Professor
Respected Australian filmmaker and film historian John Hughes has been appointed Adjunct Professor (Media) at RMIT.
Vietnam inspires Australian and Asian writers
The square yellow fishing nets of Hoi An, pinned on all four corners by long poles pushed deep in the estuary mud, intrigued the visiting Australian writers unused to such sights.
Insight on ice epidemic nominated for top student journalism award
RMIT journalism graduate Michael Walsh has been nominated for the Melbourne Press Club’s Student Journalist of the Year Award, for a powerful feature story on the ice epidemic.
New book lays down the rules of gamification
Can you imagine the world as a game? RMIT’s Associate Professor Steffen Walz explains in his new book how gamification is infiltrating reality and how play is becoming serious business.
Cross-cultural research effort investigates condom taboos
Researchers from RMIT in Melbourne and Vietnam have worked together to examine condom taboos in Vietnam, as part of efforts to boost safe sex practices in the country.
Student’s poetic tale wins short film award
Michael Johnston never imagined that the film he created during his studies at RMIT – telling the inspiring true story of a Sudanese refugee poet – would go on to be an award winner.
Students discover Brazil in Melbourne
Brazilian students in Melbourne have documented the city for a one-day exhibition, as part of a special internship program run by RMIT.
RMIT journalism partners with Fairfax Media in industry first
RMIT's renowned journalism program has partnered with Fairfax Media to develop a new hands-on course, in an Australian-first media collaboration.
The art of architecture
RMIT students and alumni are set to become part of architectural history, with their photographic art decorating the façade and the interior of a boutique apartment complex.
Crêpes and coffee to tackle youth homelessness
An RMIT student is aiming to help reduce youth homelessness through crêpes and coffee.
Graduate secures two-book publishing deal
An RMIT graduate will see her novels hit the shelves after securing a two-book deal with Scribe Publishing.
RMIT pair bring Hollywood stars to Melbourne
RMIT alumnus Rosalie Ham never imagined her first novel would be published, let alone sell more than 50,000 copies.
Landmark student scholarships to strengthen Indo-Pacific ties
RMIT students have flown to Indonesia to study and undertake work placements in their fields, after receiving grants of up to $5000 through landmark government scholarship schemes.
Fruitful ending for alumnus and Tropfest winner
RMIT media and screenwriting alumnus Julian Lucas always had Tropfest in his sights, but winning the top award at the acclaimed short film festival still came as a shock.
Design grad finds his way to success
Less than a year after finishing his studies at RMIT, graphic design graduate Ali Yousif found his career dreams coming true when he landed a senior role at a global communications design studio.
Writing grad finds the ‘Silk Road’ to success
Eileen Ormsby has travelled a colourful path to publishing her first book, an in-depth look at notorious online drug market Silk Road.
Symposium explores global culture in Asian cities
A discussion of artistic expressions of global culture in Asian cities has brought together a diverse group of international researchers at RMIT Europe.