Over the last two decades, Melbourne’s Docklands precinct has emerged as a key location for the Australian film and television industry. Docklands Studios Melbourne opened in 2004 with the ambition to support Victoria’s film and television industry and attract major productions to Melbourne. In 2010, the Nine Network relocated its TV production to Docklands. The State Government has continued to invest in the development of screen production infrastructure including the recently completed super-stage.
- To create a Digital Media & Production Hub with strong connections to the Docklands Studios and industry partners operating in the Studios and surrounding area.
- The site would focus on supporting education in the disciplines of Media and Communications, Film and TV Production (VE), Design (e.g. Animation and Interactive Media), as well as links to related disciplines such as Computer Science, Music and Art.
- Types of activities to be explored at the site include: – Work integrated learning – Partnered studios with industry – Joint titled qualifications with industry partners – Masterclass skills training
- RMIT Productions: joint revenue earning, joint IP generation, and research commercialisation opportunity