Another year, another semester of teaching and another bucket load of great students producing great work.
In the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, the Major Project students came up with five amazing ideas and then executed them in just 16 weeks. While it’s hard to choose a favourite, I’m going to have to go with the 55-minute documentary, The Evolution of Death, that takes us to a mortuary, a cemetery and discusses our ideas and beliefs about death from the Dark Ages to the modern day. Extraordinary work.
Over in the Associate Degree, the second-year Advanced Professional Writing students devised a communications strategy for a collaborative Work Integrated Learning project held over three weekends at the wonderful Bakehouse Studios in Richmond. For six nights, we hung out with some of Melbourne’s best musicians, legendary producers and documented the work of our fellow RMIT Media and Communications students as they lit, recorded and filmed a live television show. We built a beautiful website (which you’ll be able to view online very soon). And then the whole project went and won a prestigious national education award.