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Media and Communications TV Studios have opened in Building 5 as part of the pre-New Academic Street construction works.

Project: Media and Communication TV Studios

Architect: Six Degrees

Commenced: 5 January 2015

Completed: 22 June 2015

Housing two studios, two control rooms, prop-store and green room as well as a technician space; the studios have been designed to an industry-standard of excellence.

Although used primarily by RMIT’s School of Media and Communication, the studios also house the RMITV production house – which broadcasts content through Victoria’s community television service, Channel 31.

The studios temporarily replace the much-loved Building 12 facility, which was built in the 1960s and helped launch the careers of popular Australian entertainment personalities such as Rove McManus and Hamish & Andy.

School of Media and Communication Technical Services Manager, David Beesley, said the new level-3 space offered students “unique” television production facilities.

“They allow professional multi-camera television production and broadcast of RMITV production house’s content through free-to-air on Channel 31, or streaming over the internet.” He said.

“This is a unique point of difference for RMIT because we have the ability to broadcast student content onto real world, free-to-air television – a definite highlight of the student study experience.”

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