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Aaron Farrugia, Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

From RMIT classrooms to two ARIA nominations

Meet Alice Ivy: she studied the Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry), won the Triple J Unearthed Listen Out competition in 2016, and was nominated for two ARIA Music Awards in 2020. 

Discover media

Creation and communication

Study the news, create films, produce music, and make digital content: studying media at RMIT can open up a whole world of creation and communication. We cover journalism, music, screen media and more. 

You'll blend theory with hands-on tutorials, connect with industry contacts, learn to tell stories, build strategies and execute creative projects.

Join a vibrant intellectual community at an institution that is globally recognised for its creative graduates.

Career outcomes

Become work ready

RMIT media alumni can be found in a range of major national and international media organisations,  working in roles including political reporters, journalists, and radio and television production.

Our graduates are known for being work ready, through their practical skills and a knowledge and experience through internships. Graduates may find work in film and television, public and commercial radio, internet and mobile media, screen culture, social media, journalism, marketing, publishing, academia, the music and games industries, and the government sector. 

Industry connections

Gain hands-on experience in a newsroom, studio or publishing house

At RMIT, many media courses offer internship electives, allowing you to build strong professional experience and industry networks before you graduate. 

Our journalism and broadcasting students have worked with Networks 10, 9 and 7, ABC, SBS, 3AW, The Australian Open and Ghost Films. Music and audiovisual partnerships also include the Mushroom Group and Creative Environment Enterprises. 

Facilities and locations

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.

With RMIT, you will learn from creators and practitioners with years of experience. You will benefit from our state-of-the-art media suite and work with professional-grade technology and materials.

RMIT’s facilities make our learning very hands-on. Almost every class includes equipment that is used in the industry, which helps me to understand concepts and further my technical knowledge.

– Adriana Ciavarella, Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Experience media at RMIT

Making industry connections to lead what’s next in television production

Julien used the industry connections he formed in the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services to launch a fast-paced career in live production.

“I had several opportunities for work experience as part of my studies, including ABC Television. This placement eventually turned into a job as a regular camera operator on ABC3’s flagship children’s program, Studio 3, which kickstarted my career before I’d even completed my studies. I’m now leading the deployment of a new digital control system developed by Museums Victoria.”

RMIT student, Aaron.

Impacting what's next with a global career in cinematography

Through the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, Aaron found a passion for cinematography. He gained the practical knowledge and hands-on experience to start his career after graduating.

“What I really enjoyed about the course was that I tried everything out so early on. I discovered that I liked shooting short films, getting behind the camera and all the practical hands-on stuff, so I decided on cinematography. When I applied for an attachment on a film, I was able to start in the camera department."

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