Learning and teaching
Learning predominantly takes place within small-class sized, project-based studio environments that encourage active participation and develop skills in key contemporary media production practices.
Studio-based learning is a distinguishing feature of the Bachelor of Communication (Media). In studios, learning emerges through the act of making – an investigative and highly creative process driven by research, exploration, experimentation, critique and reflection.
Our staff have many years and varieties of teaching and industry experience. Guest lecturers and practitioners, including industry experts and graduates from the program, contribute significantly to courses through sharing their experiences of developing diverse, successful and adaptable media careers. They also provide feedback on project work that's in progress.
You will be taught how to develop and hone your creative process across multiple media formats and platforms, including film and video, podcasts, social and interactive media, and copywriting. You'll have access to state-of-the-art technology and facilities including TV, web and virtual studios at RMIT's City Campus.
Throughout the degree, you’ll engage with broader critical analyses of the historical, theoretical and cultural contexts of various media. You’ll experiment and innovate to help shape contemporary and future media industries.
You’ll learn through a variety of teaching and learning modes, including studios, lectures, seminars, tutorials, work-integrated learning and problem-solving workshops.
Work attachments form an important part of the degree experience and will help you develop formative connections to the industry while you study.
Throughout the Bachelor of Communication (Media) you will be assessed through a variety of forms including presentations, exhibitions, and staff, peer and self-assessment.
Learning at RMIT
The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.
Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.