To be considered for the consilience lab you apply direct to RMIT University. The links and details are contained on the official Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours) program pages on the main RMIT website. It is an online application system and if you are a current or recent RMIT student then you can apply using your RMIT id. Otherwise follow the instructions you find on the RMIT site. If you are an RMIT student then you do not need to provide a transcript of your RMIT results. For non RMIT students, you do.
We consider applications from other universities and strongly encourage other students in relevant disciplines to apply. This contributes to the diversity of the honours year in valuable ways.
You are expected to be completing an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline to media and communication. The list of what is relevant is long, and includes cinema studies, media studies, new media studies, internet studies, philosophy, literary theory, communication studies, creative writing, documentary studies, game design, game studies, public relations, journalism, advertising, communication design, as well as projects that involve all of these areas. Honours is not the program to learn a new discipline – so if you have a generic arts degree, have finished engineering, or education, and think that public relations is for you, honours is not an option. (However a graduate diploma or even coursework masters might be. Get in touch.)
We expect a 70% or higher average grade from your undergraduate degree. The application form includes a personal statement. We would like you to indicate why you want to do honours, and what you hope honours will let you achieve. We do not require a CV or portfolio of work, however anything that you believe indicates your academic ability is worth including or indicating. You are not expected to have decided upon a research topic when you apply to do honours. You do not need to nominate or contact a possible supervisor to apply.
Applications generally open (the dates are determined by the University) in October. Applications only close once the program is full, however in early November each year we collate all existing applications, rank them, and make first offers. We only make additional offers if space remains in the program, so if you are interested it is best to apply before this first ranking.