Media and Communications is a diverse discipline and this is highlighted by the range of activities undertaken by staff and students. Here you can explore some of our more recent activities in the areas of Industry Engagement, Community Engagement and Research.

Andrew Lowenthal – Engage Media

Andrew Lowenthal is the Co-founder and Director of EngageMedia, an Asia-Pacific human rights and environmental non-profit exploring the intersection of video, technology and social change. His work traverses non-profit leadership and development, video distribution... read more

Project Opportunity

In summary? Race party is great entertainment and fun for people from 6 to 106 years of age. Anyone can do it and it requires no specific skills – in fact the most surprising people are often the most capable at it and vice versa. We run children and adult... read more

Oxford University Press work experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen to gain work experience with Oxford University Press. The briefs are attached below. Please email Lisa [] asap if you are interested. Work experience brief_Swinburne_MyEnglish Upskill videos Work experience... read more

‘Wrestless’ – a short mystery/comedy film

‘Wrestless’ by Troy McVay, Dion Bluett and Ben English is a short mystery/comedy film about two young men who live together that know about each other. One is a slob, the other a recluse and sleepwalker… at least that’s what he wants his... read more

Media Assistant role

Mindshare Melbourne is looking for a Media Assistant to work on the Ford account.  The work involves paid social media and search campaigns from setting-up the criteria, implementing the campaign, analysing the results for optimisation right through to post analysis. ... read more

Voices of the 3%

Voices of the 3% is an online site with accompanying social media portals that aims to let First Nations people in Australia air their views about the bipartisan Recognise campaign. Recognise is an organisation set up by the government to promote the... read more

Writing (MA) student scoops poetry awards

It was another big year for MA (Writing) Graduate Mitchell Welch. Mitchell won the prestigious 2015 Overland / NUW Fair Australia Prize for Poetry. This comes after his 2013 runners up in the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize and his winning of a scholarship to the... read more

Visiting Research Fellow Jennifer Holt

Discussion buzzed and ideas flowed when SISR’s Visiting Research Fellow, Associate Professor Jennifer Holt of the University of California (Santa Barbara) met with Media and Communication staff for a workshop focused on media pedagogy in times of rapid technological... read more

Industry success brewing for Advertising students

Students from the Advertising capstone Unit ‘Advertising Management and Campaigns Project’ (ADV30002) travelled to Carlton & United Breweries yesterday to present their final Advertising Campaigns plans to their client (CUB). The client team present included Chris... read more

2015 Events Management Festival

In 2015 Public Relations Event’s Management staff trialled a new idea of having a four-day festival, giving each of the eight tutorial groups an opportunity to host their own event.

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At The Movies with Swinburne

Hollywood hits, cult classics and home-grown short films could all be found at the Swinburne Cinema Club this year. The Cinema Club was established and run by students from the Cinema and Screen Studies major and Film and Television including Feeona Stenton, Jocelyn... read more

New Media, Ageing, and Migration

A documentary short film @HOME produced by the New Media, Ageing, and Migration research team was screened in competition at several international film festivals this year including the Charlie Chaplin Film Festival, the Fingal Film Festival, and the Heart of Gold... read more

Professor Jacqueline Hitchon visits Swinburne Advertising

Advertising staff and students spent a week working closely with visiting academic, Professor Jacqueline Hitchon, who heads up the Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Professor Hitchon, who has spent her career researching... read more

Writers Festival Leaps off the Page and Onto the Stage

The Swinburne Writers Festival wrote its way into history as the first event to draw together writing students from all sectors of the university, as well as the outside writing community, in a four day event that spanned the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne bars, and... read more

Monster Fest takes a bite out of Swinburne

Monster Fest is a big-screen celebration of the latest, greatest and rarest cult and horror cinema from Australia and around the world. This year the festival moves to its new home at Hawthorn’s Lido Cinema, bringing with it cult star Dee Wallace, who will take part... read more