The School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant community of renowned theorists, thinkers, and practitioners.

In the most recent Excellence for Research in Australia, Communication and Media Studies was rated at “well above world standard” (ERA 5), with Cultural Studies at “above world standard” (ERA 4).

Our dynamic research culture in the School of Media and Communication is actively supported by our centres and groups, which provide our researchers and postgraduates with opportunities to work collaboratively on projects across digital media, creative writing, and screen and sound.

By innovatively blending critical theory and media-relevant practice, our research stands out for its disciplinary diversity as well as our capacity to engage with real world partners and the challenges they face.

Research projects

Research projects in the School of Media and Communication are multidisciplinary, blending critical theory and media-relevant practice.

Renowned scholars, early career researchers and research students collaborate on projects in our centres, labs and groups, combining expertise in media, communication and design games interaction.

Find out more about Media and Communication research projects.

Research publications

The School of Media and Communication has published an extensive amount of publications and  journals that explore and celebrate modern society and culture. 

Find out more about our publications and journals and their authors

Research centres and groups

In addition to providing a lively and supportive intellectual home, our centres and groups also play a key role in facilitating connections between researchers and external stakeholders:

Digital Ethnography Research Centre


Screen and Sound Cultures

Enabling Capability Platforms

AFI Research Collection

The Australian Film Institute Research Collection at RMIT is a specialist film and television industry resource and library open to the general public.

The Collection has a diverse collection of materials encompassing cinema and television from around the world (with particular strengths in Australian cinema and television, screen theory, screen culture and history), focusing on a unique range of newspaper clippings files, books, journals, scripts, directories, reports, promotional material, film festival catalogues, and special collections. 

Find out all about the collection at

Postgraduate study

Text And Media Image

The School of Media & Communication enables postgraduate students to pursue their research and creative interests and extend their critical skills under the guidance of dedicated academic supervisors.

Text And Media Image

Media and Communication Practice Research Symposium (PRS) Asia

The PRS is a PhD program and a supervisory model for professional practitioners to: reflect on their practice; frame their practice; and rigorously engage with the next phase of their practice. 

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer