Postgraduate study

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.

Postgraduates in School of Media & Communication are supported by a vibrant, supportive, and collaborative intellectual culture, where research sees critical theory actively engaging with real world issues.

Our graduates are renowned for their intellectual rigour and creative approaches, as well as their capacity to apply their skills and insights to key issues across the media, communication, and creative industries.

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Postgraduate programs

Postgraduate research candidates can undertake research through a variety of approaches including creative practice, practice-based research as well as archival, field-based and text-based methodologies.

Research in all postgraduate research programs can be undertaken by thesis or as a project with a written exegetical component.

The School of Media and Communication currently offers the following research degrees:

Postgraduate Projects and Supervision

In order to maintain the highest levels of supervision for prospective students, the School of Media & Communication offers a set list of projects that build on our recognised research and supervision strengths.

Prospective students are invited to examine the lists below and to identify their preferred project. Applicants are required to discuss their selected project with the listed supervisor in the first instance, before following the application process outlined here.  

For further information on the admissions process, please contact

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Find supervisors and explore projects

With a broad scope of exciting projects, we can help you identify and secure the project that best aligns with your experience, needs and vision.


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Application and enrolment process

Follow this process for applying and enrolling into a postgraduate research program at RMIT


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Dr Stephen Gaunson

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