Twenty-four Masters students from the School of Media and Communication travelled to Manhattan in June for the New York minute study tour.
The students explored the 'new' in media and communication practices - professional communications, design and advertising.
The emphasis was on entrepreneurialism in the creative industries and to give students an experience of what it means to be a global practitioner.
They were immersed in the New York startup scene, working from four co-working spaces: MediaCenterNY (documentary and features), ConArtist (art and design), Fueled (executive startups) and Makeshift Society (social design and technology).
Tour leader Dr Marius Foley, lecturer in Communication Design said “We did a deep dive into the NYC innovation scene, from which each student rapidly designed and produced a documentary of their discovery.
“Collectively we met over 100 people who were playing a part in innovation across professional communication, design, journalism, advertising and technology.“
Documentaries were made during the study tour and exhibited at MediaCenterNY in Brooklyn at the end of the tour.
Valentina Perez, a photographer from the RMIT Photo Imaging program, documented the tour, some student narratives and the spaces the students inhabited. These and the student works are featured in an exhibition in the RMIT Design Hub.
Bri Johnstone, co-tour leader and Senior Coordinator, Global Mobility said “It was incredible to see the work of the past 18 months all come together and the transformation in confidence of the students over the time on the tour.“
The New York minute exhibition is open during business hours until 4 September in the RMIT Design Hub, Level 8, 150 Victoria Street, Melbourne.