The School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant community of renowned theorists, thinkers, and practitioners.
Their research expertise spans communication and media studies, creative writing, film and television, public relations and advertising, and sound and music studies.
In the most recent Excellence for Research in Australia, our publications in Communication and Media Studies were rated “well above world standard” (ERA 5), while our publications in Cultural Studies were “above world standard” (ERA 4).
The dynamic research culture in the School of Media and Communication is actively supported by our centres and groups, which provide our researchers and postgraduates an opportunity to work collaboratively on projects across digital media, creative writing, and screen and sound fields.
By innovatively blending critical theory and media-relevant practice, our research stands out for its disciplinary diversity as well as its capacity to engage with real world partners and the challenges they face.
Research centres and groups
The School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant and interdisciplinary research community, which actively engages with real world issues in creative and innovative ways.Research centres and groups
The School of Media & Communication enables postgraduate students to pursue their research and creative interests and extend their critical skills under the guidance of dedicated academic supervisors.
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Research projects in the School of Media and Communication are multidisciplinary, blending critical theory and media-relevant practice.Research projects
The School of Media and Communication publishes three journals that explore and celebrate modern society and culture.
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AFI Research Collection
The Australian Film Institute Research Collection at RMIT is a specialist film and television industry resource and library open to the general public.AFI Research Collection
Media and Communication Practice Research Symposium (PRS) Asia
The PRS is a PhD program and a supervisory model for professional practitioners to: reflect on their practice; frame their practice; and rigorously engage with the next phase of their practice. M&C initiated their program in 2016, joining an already established Architecture PRS that meets biannually in Vietnam.Media and Communication Practice Research Symposium (PRS) Asia