Communication

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Why study communication at RMIT?

#1 in Australia for Advertising^

We're also ranked #5 in the world for studies in advertising.

#3 in Australia for Communication and Media Studies*

Our communication and media studies courses also rank #41 in the world.

Industry connections

Industry partnerships include Ogilvy, ACMI, Film Victoria, SBS Radio, Channel 7 and the ABC.

^Source: YoungGuns top 10 advertising schools worldwide, *2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Discover communication

Prepare for for work in an ever-evolving landscape

Whether you're interested in studying marketing, public relations, advertising, screenwriting or something else, our classes are designed to help your communication skills, confidence, knowledge and career-ready skills.

Career outcomes

Prepare for a career in the fast lane

Do you want to be a generalist or a specialist? Would you like to run high-profile events, or manage social media communities? Is it your dream to work at a major newspaper, or build a national ad campaign? 

RMIT's communication programs prepare you to succeed in the ever-evolving media landscape. Enhance your transferable skills, receive media training, and move fluently between the classroom, studio and workplace.

Industry connections

Learn on the job

We regularly partner with international and local media organisations so you can network with industry professionals and get a head start on the competition. Partnerships include Fairfax Media, ABC, SBS, 3AW, Seven Network, ACMI, Hardie Grant Books, Film Victoria, Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, The Lifted Brow, Ogilvy, Clemenger Group, and more.

Many courses offer an internship elective, allowing you to work within your chosen industry and build invaluable professional experience before graduation, and make connections that will follow you throughout your career.

In recent years, our students have gained international industry experience in exciting locations such as New York, India, Cambodia and the South Pacific.

Facilities and locations

Study online and on campus

Based on current information, most Semester 1 2021 courses are expected to have a mix of face to face and online learning activities. Facilitated learning, such as tutorials, workshops, labs, studios, practicals and lectorials, will be delivered face to face on campus, where possible, with safety measures in place.

Most of our communication courses are held at our City campus. When you return to campus, you’ll enjoy access to RMIT’s computer labs, libraries and study spaces. Across the campus, you’ll find award-winning buildings, purpose-built media and design hubs, computer labs, and printing facilities. Students who undertake media subjects will also have access to our industry-grade media precinct and publishing house, giving you to the opportunity to get familiar with an environment you might someday work in. 

Experience communication at RMIT

All my experiences have reaffirmed how far I can go with my degree, from working with live briefs from Grey Advertising, Tourism Victoria and Volkswagen to completing a work-integrated learning (WIL) study with the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.

– Brandon Pfeiffer, Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

Meet Anna – writer

Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting student Anna Snoekstra’s first novel Only Daughter has been published in 19 countries and optioned as a film by Universal Pictures.

“I found the industry classes that we did once a week to be really helpful. People working in the industry would come in to talk and answer questions about what they do and how they got into that role. It was valuable to have the insight these people provided.”

Anna

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation 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.