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.
Researchers in the School of Media and Communication are supported by numerous centres and groups. In addition to providing a lively and supportive intellectual home for researchers, these centres and groups also play a key role in facilitating connections between the School’s researchers and external stakeholders. Our key research centres and groups include:
The Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) focuses on understanding a contemporary world where digital and mobile technologies are increasingly inextricable from the environments and relationships in which everyday life plays out. Researchers at DERC are renowned for being incisive, interventional and internationally leading. Going beyond the call of pure academia they combine academic scholarship with applied practice to produce research, analysis and dissemination projects that are innovative and based on ethnographic insights. Further details on DERC research projects and activities can be found at: https://digital-ethnography.com/
The non/fictionLab is a research centre for scholars, writers and creative practitioners, which experiments with contemporary realities through story, dialogue, poetics and partnerships. It fosters collaborative research projects in partnership with local and international scholars and artists, and with industries and communities. The non/fictionLab hosts events, projects, programs and public presentations that feature a diverse range of local and international writers, artists and academics. Further details on the non/fictionLab’s research projects and activities can be found at: http://nonfictionlab.net.au/
Screen and Sound Cultures is a collaborative research group for scholars and creative practitioners working across the fields of screen studies, popular music, filmmaking, media history, curatorial practice, sound design, online media and a range of other interconnected fields. It foregrounds and fosters cross-disciplinary research, local and international collaborations, industry and community links, and the nexus between teaching and research.
RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs) provide further support to researchers in the School of Media & Communication. The ECPs connect researchers from multiple disciplines across the School and the University in areas of excellence to address critical local, national, regional and global challenges and to nimbly capture emerging opportunities. Further details on the ECPs and their key areas of work can be found at: Enabling Capability Platforms