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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Winter 2019 29/03/2019 29/03/2019 08/07/2019 21/07/2019
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Design, Media and Communication Study level: Postgraduate
Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
Program details
  • Tour Leader: Patrick Kelly
  • Program Dates: 07– 21 July 2018
  • Availability: 10-15 places
Barcelona has a long history of combining outstanding design with technological innovation, a tradition embodied in the city’s many unique buildings. Barcelona is also the one of the European capitals of smart technology, winning the EC’s iCapital Award in 2014 and hosting universities, research and training centres, startups and cutting-edge companies (approximately 3,500 businesses and 100,000 employees) in its 22@ District of Innovation.

Barcelona is the home of Sónar+D, a conference that brings together experts from around the world (technicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and researchers) to present initiatives and tools that will shape the future of music, visuals, interactive content and transmedia platforms.

On this study tour (Collab@Barcelona) you will visit the RMIT Europe campus to document examples of the digital transformation of European culture and to develop a range of narratives on this theme.

You will bring an Australasian sensibility to the investigation of European digital culture and contrast the tech scene in Barcelona and Melbourne. Against the backdrop of this unique metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, you will explore how digital innovation may contribute to culture, communication, well-being and prosperity.

Master by coursework students with media and communication skills will be ideally placed to join this study tour. The project work will partly be shaped by the skill sets of the participating students.
Program cost
TOTAL cost for this study tour is estimated at AU $3800 - $5000
  • AU $1300 - $1800 for 14 nights accommodation
  • AU $1600 - $2000 for Melbourne - Barcelona return airfares
  • AU $900 - $1200 for transport, meals, Sónar+D day tickets
Additional costs to consider:
  • RMIT tuition tee
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Personal Expenditure
Travel insurance
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. 
For more detailed information, please refer here
  • Masters by coursework students in the School of Media & Communication and the School of Design
Academic Credit
You must be enrolled in COMM2539 International Media Collaboration (12cp) in Semester 1 or 2 2019 to undertake this program.
This course may be taken as an elective within your home program - check with your program manager/academic advisor for more details.

8 July 2019 arrive and meet in Barcelona
8-10 July 2019 orientation activities with various media organisations
11-13 July 2018 meet with local startups and businesses, visit cultural sites
14-17 July 2019 planning and pre-production, cultural and leisure activities around Barcelona
18-20 July 2019 attend Sónar+D and/or other venues for filming and interviews
21 July 2019 depart
Application and Selection process
STEP ONE: Complete the Expression of Interest google form by Friday 8 March 2019
Selection will be based on your written application and will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • suitable media production and/or communication skills
  • interest and/or experience in art and technology projects
  • readiness to embark on an intercultural experience
  • Grade Point Average to date
STEP TWO: Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 13 March 2019 
  • Once accepted, students must enrol in COMM2539 in Semester 1 or 2, 2019.
STEP THREE: Successful applicants will need to register on Mobi by selecting  the ‘Apply/Register Now’ button by Friday 29 March 2019

There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.