Marigold Bartlett wanted to learn something creative that would complement her digital background, so she chose to study a Bachelor of Design (games).
As soon as I entered the Games area at RMIT I knew that it was perfect for me. The course looked challenging and incredibly interesting, and the facilities were very impressive.
“A highlight of my studies has been watching my skills develop and refine over the course. One of the positives of visual art is that it’s very easy to pull work from three years ago out, and then place it next to your current work and see the growth. It’s very satisfying and encouraging.
“The course has instilled a respect for hard work, excitement and persistence, built upon a solid technical training. There’s also an excellent air of collaboration.
“The staff members are all very engaged, encouraging and helpful with different research backgrounds to suit my needs. The facilities are exceptional, and the studios are consistently updated with the latest software.
“In second year I began working within the games fringe network in Melbourne and eventually Australia and internationally. A great thing about being a digital artist is that it’s very easy to collaborate internationally.
“I have also been part of a team nominated for three Freeplay Awards in 2015 (part of Australia’s longest-running and largest independent games festival). We took out the best visual art, but were so chuffed to receive any nominations at all!
“It’s hard work but incredibly fulfilling and enjoyable.”