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Our vision

To create cutting edge, world-leading facilities for teaching and research, being able to give students the best possible training for the high-tech and ever-changing broadcast industry. Real-world outcomes combined with state-of-the-art facilities leading to a unique student experience.


Our inspiration

Extensive research locally and overseas into current and emerging trends in digital workflow has been the main inspiration for these world class facilities. Our mission has been to make the Media Precinct flexible, future proof and an environment where emerging communication technologies can be developed and explored.

The Media Precinct embraces cutting edge technology connected to robust 48-core optic fibre backbone infrastructure, ultra-high definition 4K video acquisition from day one, the ability to stream live-to-the-web (giving a global audience) and the ability to broadcast content on free-to-air television via Melbourne Community TV Channel 31.

Features of the Media Precinct

Media Portal

The Media Portal is on the ground floor of the prominent corner of Swanston and Franklin Streets. It emphasises high transparency and reveals the University activity and life within. The portal will function as both a student space and as an event space that’s directly linked to the media precinct or other programming. Larger events such as fashion shows, product launches and publicity events can be accommodated easily. The portal could also be a venue for musician and small bands, can accommodate a live audience, and can be used as a broadcast location with events potentially recorded or streamed live.

Media Street

The Media Street is the main conduit that ties the media precinct together, and includes such features as a mini shop front for students to customise and use as a location in their productions, and also includes hard-wired OB (‘outside broadcast’) points connected by optic fibre to the TV Studios allowing media production to break free of the studios and spill into the Media Street.


There are four studios in the new media precinct – the larger two of which have native 4K UHD acquisition capability. Other features include flexible connectivity, motorised lighting grids, multiple camera chains per studio, virtual set technology and many other exciting features.


Operations and Booking:

Contact Brian Westbrook, TV Studio Coordinator or David Beesley, Technical Services Manager, School of Media and Communication

Precinct Timeline

June 2015

Temporary Television and Sound Studios Completed

The temporary television and sound studios (in buildings 5 and 6) were completed as part of the pre-New Academic Street works.

August 2015

Building commences

Work on the new Media Precinct commenced at the beginning of the NAS project.

Early 2017

Building completed

The Media Precinct, as one of the major features of the NAS project, will be delivered in stages over 2017.

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