Congratulations! Whether you’ve just finished your final year at high school, are considering a career change or looking to extend your studies, 2019 is a fresh new year to explore your options.
For the recent graduates at LCI Melbourne, the new year marks their debut into the ‘real world’. But before they left campus to chase their dreams we sat down with students Hanson and Tiarne, to pick their brains for advice for new students.
Have an open heart and open head.
Creative expression can be daunting. Putting it all out there in the name of art takes courage and conviction. But Filmmaking and Photography graduate, Hanson Nyung, says being openminded is key for success.
“My time at LCI Melbourne was an opportunity to try different things. This is the perfect time to get out of your comfort zone and get creative. At LCI Melbourne I was able to explore experimental filmmaking, it’s resulted in some pretty cool work that I am very proud of,” says Hanson
Deciding what university to go to can be overwhelming. Once you’ve decided it’s time to back yourself. Graphic and digital design student, Tiarne Simons, says to be like Nike and ‘Just Do It”.
“When it comes to university preferences you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket, because things don’t always work out the way you want them to. But have faith in yourself and your abilities because no one knows you better than you,” says Tiarne.
Work collaboratively with your teachers.
At LCI Melbourne, the teachers are industry professionals. From advertising to sound producing, their expertise is vast, and can add value in the most surprising places.
“The teachers here go on creative journey with you. They take the time to understand you and further develop you as an artist, not just as a person,” says Hanson.
Kill your darlings.
In other words... prepared to part with ideas you love, to make way for something better. Although it can be painful, Tiarne loves the iterative process of design and seeing how things can change from start to finish.
“One of my favourite projects was creating an exhibition poster for one of Melbourne’s local galleries. That project went through so many changes, but I am so proud of the final work that I created. Even if it meant letting go of other ideas I had,” says Tiarne.
So there you have it, advice on getting through your LCI Melbourne degree from those who know it best. Now, start getting ready for the year!
Apply now for a February start.