RMIT School of Media and Communication

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School of Media and Communication
Parent institution
College of Design and Social Context,
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Head Professor Martyn Hook[1]
Campus City
Website School of Media and Communication

RMIT's School of Media and Communication is an Australian tertiary education school within the College of Design and Social Context at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), located in Melbourne, Victoria.

The school hosts the university's Advertising, Animation, Audio/Visual, Communication Design, Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing, Film and Television, Journalism, Media, Music Industry, Multimedia, Photography, Professional Communication (a hybrid-degree which crosses Journalism, Media and Public Relations), Public Relations and Video Games programs.

The school was formed by the merger of the RMIT School of Creative Media and RMIT School of Applied Communication on 6 July 2009.[2]


The school is headquartered in Building 9 (RMIT's historical radio communications building) on Bowen Street at the RMIT City campus, located in the "RMIT Quarter" at the northern end of the Melbourne CBD. It moved in 2010 from Building 6, but because of its size still has staff in other buildings in the city campus. The school is also located in Building 94 on Cardigan Street in the "Carlton Precinct" of the RMIT City campus.


The School of Media and Communication provides programs that supports students to launch or advance their career in communication, design games and media.

AFI Research Collection

The Australian Film Institute (AFI) Research Collection is a non-lending, specialist film and television industry resource. It opened in the mid-1970s as the George Lugg Library, and was a joint venture between the AFI and the Victorian Federation of Film Societies. In 2002 it became an auspice of the RMIT School of Media and Communication, in conjunction with the AFI.[3]

Journals and publications

The school publishes Journals and publications, the most notable is Communication, Politics & Culture(formerly known as Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture) is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on the connections between communication and politics, published twice a year. It was first published in 1963 (as the Australian Journal of Literary Studies) by the English Department of the University of Adelaide. It gained a reputation in the 1980s through the publication of analyses in literary and cultural theory. It relocated from the University of Adelaide to the Communication Department of Monash University in 1995, before it permanently became part of the RMIT School of Media and Communication in 2000.

Notable alumni

See also


  1. Annual Report 2011, RMIT University, p.36, retrieved 12 October 2012
  2. RMIT officially announces School of Media and Communication - Openline (RMIT News) - 6 July 2009
  3. [1]

External links

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