The prospect of a global career in a fast-changing industry drew Natalie to the field of communication, and postgraduate study allowed her a risk-free opportunity to explore new areas.
Master of Communication
Since I completed my undergraduate degree, communications as a discipline has changed significantly, with the rise of digital technology and social media transforming the way we communicate. I was motivated to undertake further study in this area to learn how the industry is responding to these changes and to understand what the trends of the future might be. This knowledge is so valuable in a professional environment.
RMIT has a great reputation as an innovative and progressive institution. The structure of the Master of Communication appealed to me because its courses are very practical in nature and have a direct link to developing a professional career. I was also looking for global experience, and RMIT offers the best range of global opportunities as part of its courses.
One of the major highlights of my studies was the Barcelona Field Trip, which was a pilot program where a small team of communication and media students travelled to Barcelona to produce short documentaries on issues facing a global city. It was two weeks of chaos, but I loved every minute of it. Other highlights of the program include meeting other students and developing friendships, working in real-life case studies and having access to incredible learning facilities like the Swanston Academic Building.
Juggling work and study is never easy, but it is possible to do both and still make the most of the opportunities RMIT has to offer. The Master of Communication is flexible enough to offer both face-to-face and online subjects, and a balance between the two modes brings a richer learning experience.
Postgraduate study has allowed me an opportunity to think creatively, test new ideas and experiment with communication strategies that may not fit the brief in my professional life.