Screen Media student Abbey Hewat was always intrigued by the inner-workings of the world of film making. Although she was apprehensive when beginning her Screen Media studies, Abbey shares how she’s excelled, winning an award and scholarship, thanks to the support and innovative learning approach at VU.
“During high school, I became interested in learning how movies and TV shows were made. I was always the one who would watch the behind-the-scenes content after a movie.
When I attended VU Open Day in Year 12, I felt really comfortable, and I was impressed by the studio and facilities. Friends who had gone to VU also shared their positive experiences with the culture.
One of the best parts of the course is learning from people with extensive industry experience, who I can go to for advice and feedback. Having access to professional equipment and the TV studio means I don’t have to wait until I enter the industry to know what it is like to work on set.
Studying under the with its single-unit focus enables me to give all my attention to one project at a time – so I can be my most creative. It’s also been good for my mental health as I’m not spreading myself too thin and don’t feel so overwhelmed.
I can’t wait to start my career and work with people who are just as creative as I am.”