RMIT School of Media and Communication
|College of Design and Social Context,
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
|Head||Professor Martyn Hook|
|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 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.
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.
- Allan Briggs - crisis communication expert and Managing Director of Briggs Communications
- Julian de Stoop - journalist and head of Fox Sports News (Melbourne Bureau)
- Bob Isherwood - Worldwide creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi
- Nick Johnston - Victorian state political reporter with the Nine Network
- Rebecca Maddern - national news presenter with the Seven Network
- Chris Masters, PSM - Walkley and Logie Award winning journalist
- Megan Spencer - journalist and documentary film maker
- James Talia - award-winning journalist and European correspondent with the Nine Network
- Robert Thomson - CEO of News Corp Australia, former editor of the Wall Street Journal and The Times
- James Wan - co-creator of the Saw film franchise
- Leigh Whannell - co-creator of the Saw film franchise
- Annual Report 2011, RMIT University, p.36, retrieved 12 October 2012
- RMIT officially announces School of Media and Communication - Openline (RMIT News) - 6 July 2009
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