Celebrating Our Graduates – Bhavyaa Kumar

Celebrating Our Graduates – Bhavyaa Kumar

Bhavyaa Kumar’s time at RMIT was spent making friends, getting involved in clubs and focusing on delivering a stellar exhibition.

Bhavyaa is an international student who touched down in Melbourne this year, after commencing her studies online due to the global pandemic.  

Now she’s graduating with a Master of Communication Design!

“I've always regarded artistic expression as a way to convey my emotions. This course allowed me to combine my understanding of communication (from my bachelor's degree) with design” she said. 

I’m now well-equipped to address a wider audience and solve design problems utilising a multidisciplinary approach

We caught up with Bhavyaa to chat about her passion for design, her experience at RMIT and life after uni.

Bhavyaa at the Folding Social exhibition, where she showcased her work Bhavyaa at the Folding Social exhibition, where she showcased her work

What part of the course really stood out to you?

I was particularly excited by the variety of briefs and creative challenges we had to take on. It inspired me to look beyond what we are taught and gave me the know-how and skills to put innovative, purpose-driven ideas into practice. Additionally, by working together with various clients (work-integrated learning), I was able to expand my knowledge and skills as a practitioner of communication design and better equip myself to contribute to the global design industry.

How was your experience at RMIT?

My experience at RMIT has been inspiring and exploratory. I’ve made so many friends hailing from different countries and cultures. I got to learn and explore diverse cultures. As an RMIT student, I’ve gotten a plethora of opportunities to network with various industry professionals and engage in multiple workshops and seminars. Lastly, it also gave me the necessary tools to not only adjust to a new country but also explore and have unique experiences through various student clubs like RMIT Kirrip, RUSU, etc. 

Wipawan Witayathawornwong , Bhavyaa Kumar and Hiu Tung Chu Wipawan Witayathawornwong , Bhavyaa Kumar and Hiu Tung Chu

Can you tell me about the work you are showcasing?

The work I am showcasing, and I am most proud of, is an exhibition titled ‘Folding Social’; curated, designed and maintained by RMIT Master of Communication Design students. 

We worked to showcase innovations taken directly from the book ‘100 Finnish Social Innovations’; highlighting Finland’s history of progressive ideology, distinguishing the most locally relevant concepts and creating cardboard works that had recognisable meaning.  
We had to decipher a report presented by our preceding cohort, encountered many challenges that long-term collaboration carries, worked in five distinct departments, each responsible for a different aspect of the exhibition; working to a master timeline and budget. 

What advice do you give to future students who are studying your course? 

I advise all future students to approach this course with an open mind. Keep pushing your boundaries and fearlessly explore uncharted territory. You will be supported at every step of your journey. Therefore, take this opportunity to genuinely explore yourself as a designer and further augment your practice. And lastly, utilise all the resources the design school and RMIT University have to offer! The only limit is your imagination 😊

What are your plans after graduating?

Well, to find a job! However, I want to keep learning and exploring by broadening my horizons. Further hone my skills and design expertise by fostering and actively participating in a collaborative community. From learning in-depth concepts of communication design to acquiring soft skills, my growth as a designer has substantially benefited from this course. Therefore, I would also like to focus on empowering young designers who would like to pursue design in India through my practice!

Are you graduating from RMIT this year? Join us for a range of events and activities to celebrate your achievements and help you get prepared for what comes next.

16 November 2022


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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.