Lincoln bolstered his existing skills in audiovisual technology with a diploma to advance his career.
I had already been working in the audiovisual technology industry for a while, but found that I needed to formalise my qualifications to progress further in my career. I also wanted to expand my professional network with other young technicians and engineers, so I decided to undertake a diploma.
The program is great for tech-heads, but also gives you a knowledge base and an understanding of the requirements to run successful events, conferences and film/TV productions.
I chose RMIT for two reasons: first, it has an amazing international reputation, and second, RMIT is the only university that offers an AV course with the extensive range of skills needed to work in the industry: studio work, film and television production, live sound, event production and event management, to name just a few.
My time at RMIT helped me immensely. My involvement in the RMITV television studio proved to be an intensive and fun experience, reinforcing and expanding what I was learning in class. My classmates were a great bunch of people, and the friendship group that developed out of working on projects together was an added bonus.
Thanks to my time at RMIT I was confident enough to take on a number of roles in the industry after graduation: lighting, sound, studio production. I’ve worked as a news camera operator for WIN Television and a lighting assistant on Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. A job on a television drama takes a lot of commitment, and the equipment you use will change from day to day, so you need a good knowledge base.
If you like technology and work well in a team, you’ll enjoy this course. Prospective employers these days require each of their employees to have a solid understanding of their field, but also time management and teamwork skills.
My skills, expertise and accreditation from RMIT will take me around the world, and I can’t wait to see it!