Kyla teaches audio, screen and online production across all year levels into the professional strand of the Media Program’s undergraduate degree. She has also supervised a number of successful honours and MA by coursework candidates.
Kyla’s research interests focus on audio documentary and convergent media production. Using practice-based research methodology Kyla’s long-form audio documentaries explore the translation of film making practices and music compositional techniques into audio documentary and feature production. Kyla’s work in convergent media concentrates on social or participatory media productions that solicit and incorporate user generated work. She has had a long involvement with the development of the ABC’s media sharing site, ABC Pool, and, has designed and developed it’s most successful project, My Tribe a participatory project ecosystem for emerging media makers.
A keen interest in course design, Kyla has collaborated to devise and develop a number of highly successful media program courses including Broadcast Media, Integrated Media 2, Production Project 1 and Production Project 2.
In teaching, Kyla’s focuses on developing work integrated learning outcomes for students and the Media program. Her research in this area has been supported by RMIT’s Learning and Teaching Investment Fund. For several years Kyla has run the final year radio studio, RadioActiveSpace, a studio-based course in which students work with ABC Radio National to produce broadcast programs and projects.
- Bachelor of Arts (English and Cultural Studies) - University of Melbourne
- Bachelor of Music - University of Melbourne
Kyla Brettle has fifteen years industry experience as an independent documentary maker working across screen, print, audio and online. Her work in screen has been awarded competitive funding grants from ABC Documentaries, Film Finance Corporation and The Australian Film Commission and been selected for the Melbourne International Film Festival. Kyla’s radio documentaries, commissioned by ABC Radio National are regularly broadcast internationally, have been selected to represent Australia Global Perspectives series and won Best New Artist at the Third Coast International Audio Festival. She has also written for The Age, worked as a video journalist for SBS’s Dateline and has been on staff as a radio producer, sound engineer and online producer for ABC Radio National.
- Brettle, K.,Carlin, D. (2015). MAKING UP - ELEVEN SCENES FROM A BANGKOK HOTEL In: ABC RN Soundproof Melbourne, Australia
- Brettle, K. (2012). My Tribe Journeys In: My Tribe Journeys ABC online
- Brettle, K. (2010). My Tribe In: My Tribe Online, Australia focused
- Brettle, K. (2009). Music: Is it really therapeutic? In: All in the Mind Australia
- Brettle, K. (2008). The audition: into the VCA In: ABC Radio National, Into the Music - broadcast Australia
- Brettle, K. (2007). An Australian in Kabul In: Radio Eye broadcast Australia
- Brettle, K. (2007). Speaking of music (is music a universal language?) In: ABC Radio National, All in the Mind broadcast Australia
- Brettle, K. (2007). The trouble with Rick In: ABC Radio National and Classic FM - Figures in a Soundscape Series Australia
- Brettle, K. (2005). Emergency part 3 - 000 ambulance In: Radio Eye broadcast Australia
- Brettle, K. (2004). Emergency part 1 - trauma In: Global perspectives Australia