About

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.

In the 2019 QS Rankings by Discipline RMIT is ranked 37th in the world for Communications and Media Studies. 

The School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant community of practitioners, theorists and thinkers in communication, creative writing and publishing, screen, culture, digital ethnography, new media, journalism, public relations, advertising and music industry. 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.

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 endeavour also encourages collaborations within and beyond RMIT, bringing together experts across our disciplines. 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 Performing Arts and Creative Writing.

Extending our reach for excellence, we have adapted our teaching spaces to meet our world-class standards. Recent refurbishments include education facilities at our Melbourne City campus.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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