Digital media, communication and culture

World-leading research

Our research in digital media, communication and culture is unsurpassed in Australia, ranked number 1 in Australia and joint 24th worldwide for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World Rankings. Our research is considered by the national Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise as ‘well above world standard’.

Research strength

This outstanding strength is based on cutting-edge research:

  • into media, culture and communications industries, policy and regulation
  • on digital and Internet studies including social media analytics and big data
  • pioneering methodological approaches to understand and address contemporary issues around the digital in society
  • with a strong focus on China, east Asia and Australia.

Digital Media Research Centre

Housed within the School of Communication, our expertise in this area is led by the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). The DMRC builds upon the legacy of the federally funded ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (the first ever humanities Centre of Excellence). It's founded upon a vibrant culture of broad collaboration and excellence, and is the nation's preeminent research centre in digital media.

Research enquiries

Creative Industries Research

Research degree enquiries

Creative Industries - postgraduate research enquiries