A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne’s iconic meeting place, Federation Square, ACMI celebrates, explores and promotes the moving image in all its forms – film, television and digital culture.
Through award-winning Australian and international exhibitions, films, festivals, live events, creative workshops, education programs and resources, ACMI provides unsurpassed ways to engage with the moving image.
Starting life as the State Film Centre in 1946, ACMI evolved from being a collection-based institution to an internationally recognised hub for screening and advocacy, screen education, industry engagement and audience involvement.
As a major cultural, tourism and learning attraction, ACMI is an integral element in Melbourne’s position as one of the world’s truly creative cities.
The School of Media and Communication delivers creative programs, research and training in media, communication and design games interaction.
Renowned for strong industry and community connections, programs within the School prepare students with work-ready skills and open up collaborative networks for researchers. The School encourages students and researchers to explore, experiment and push the boundaries of creative and future-focused practice.
As one of the largest schools at RMIT, the School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant community of theorists, thinkers and practitioners in design, communication, creative writing, screen, culture, digital ethnography, new media, journalism, games, animation, art and digital media. The School has a strong international focus, set to drive careers to succeed in the global context, with programs and courses offered in Melbourne, Vietnam and Singapore, many of which include international study tours.
The School embraces agility and flexibility to drive a field that is always evolving with emerging specialisations and new roles in an increasingly changing world. Partnerships with industry and the community ensure the School keeps abreast of changing industry needs and new technologies of teaching and learning. This allows support to students in moving fluently between the classroom, the studio and the workplace.
Work integrated learning (WIL) is just one way of many in which the mutual benefits of their industry and community partnerships are realised, connecting students directly to real-world projects that result in tangible outcomes.
RMIT’s multidisciplinary network of research institutes, centres, groups and labs encourages collaborations within and beyond RMIT, bringing together experts across digital media, creative writing, screen, games and new media practice and theory. Adopting a creative, critical and playful attitude to research, they celebrate disciplinary diversity and lead in the development of practice-led approaches.
In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking, RMIT was judged to be world standard for the field of Communication and Media studies and above world standard for the field of Design Practice and Management.
RMIT’s teaching spaces meet world-class standards – their recent refurbishment was the final phase of a staggered five-year project that transformed their Melbourne City campus building into a dedicated facility.