RMIT's postgraduate programs enable students to collaborate across disciplines, preparing them for the converging media and communication industries.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Mastering collaboration RMIT’s postgraduate programs enable students to collaborate across disciplines, preparing them for the converging media and communication industries. RMIT University logo.
AUDIO: Song “White Star Nights” by Milo Fisher
VISUAL: Gabrielle sitting and speaking to the camera in front of a wall featuring a colour palette of triangular graphics. A caption reads: “Gabrielle Oldaker Master of Advertising student, RMIT University”. Intercut with a shot of Gabrielle holding up an iPad and other students sitting around an informal study area, working.
GABRIELLE OLDAKER SPEAKS: My role has very much merged from a traditional client agency relationship to being a lot more closely linked to the creative team so I felt that doing the course would help me to understand their world better and communicate better with them and I guess refresh my background on some of the things that I've learnt on the job.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Lyndel sitting and speaking to the camera with an abstract projection in the background. A caption reads: “Lyndel McLennan Master of Communication graduate, RMIT University”. An image of a large University of Salford sign on a building and a group student photo. Returns to Lyndel speaking to the camera.
LYNDEL McLENNAN SPEAKS: So my own experience working cross disciplinary here at RMIT was being involved in a study tour where I got to work directly with a graphic designer and he really gave me a strong sense of the importance of images when we're working in a digital environment .
VISUAL: A split screen of different 4 images showing students screen printing, working with a large press, working around a table and standing in a studio. Returns to Lyndel speaking to the camera.
LYNDEL McLENNAN SPEAKS: and coming in from the different disciplines really gave us a greater edge and a greater understanding of how a project within sort of a media convergence environment works.
VISUAL: Florian sitting and talking to the camera in an informal working space. A caption on screen reads: “Dr Florian Mueller Director, Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University”. Intercut with a shot of a student working on some digital artwork in Photoshop. The image depicts illustrated green capsicums with human facial features. A shot of a student digital sketching on a tablet, intercut with several students working on iMac computers.
DR FLORIAN MUELLER SPEAKS: So one key characteristic of our graduates is that they're able to talk to and understand these different fields, so they might not necessarily be experts in one or two area. but they're able to talk to experts in these areas and communicate with them.
VISUAL: Returns to Florian sitting and talking to the camera.
DR FLORIAN MUELLER SPEAKS: So that's one of the strengths of having a multi-disciplinary education.
VISUAL: Lyndel sitting and speaking to the camera. A student flicking through book illustrations. Various shots of students sitting around a table having a discussion.
LYNDEL McLENNAN SPEAKS: So being able to work and study at the same time has really enabled me to take what I've learnt in my classes and apply them directly to my working world. An example of that is having exposure to gamers as well as PR professionals and stakeholder engagement courses. That gives you greater value when you go out as a 'Comms' professional where you will be often asked to engage with these different industries.
VISUAL: Florian sitting and talking to the camera in an informal working space. A shot of a person drawing on a tablet in front of MacBook. A shot of a hand holding a pear in front of a screen with an illustration of a year with animal features and a man seated. Various shots of students working at computers.
DR FLORIAN MUELLER SPEAKS: Always trying to foster this relationship between games companies or industry in general and what we research and what we teach, because we believe, especially in a field like games where technology is driving so fast, it's important that people don't work on their own but rather in collaboration.
VISUAL: Gabrielle sitting and speaking to the camera as before. A shot of Gabrielle sitting in a classroom talking to other students. An image of a woman putting multi-coloured post-it notes on a wall.
GABRIELLE OLDAKER SPEAKS: Although I've had a number of years experience in the industry I found that I was still able to learn a lot from my course at RMIT, especially the opportunity to work with people across discipline, I mean being exposed to a lot of the PR students, design students, areas that I've never really never had direct experience in myself, meant that I learnt a lot.
VISUAL: Fades to white. RMIT University logo.
AUDIO: This video features the song ‘White Star Nights’ by RMIT sound production student Milo Fisher.
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