Positives: Has a wide range of opportunities within the course and lends you to different aspects within advertising agencies and outside. The course is both creative, strategic and theoretical. It also has a very supportive environment within the Media and communication school.
There is a lot of potential paths once completed such as, creative work, strategy, copywriting and so much more. It is simply broken down with a few compulsory subjects as well as preferences. The course is apart of the Media and Communication school with a range of interesting people within this. All the teachers are passionate and inspiring. Its a great course to help you decide what to do or explore something new.
Negatives: The semesters are quite short with no exams which is annoying as there is a lot of time off.
My advice to future students is: Trust the course as it can allow you to develop many skills in a range of areas preparing you for many future careers.
I would highly recommend this course to a range of people even though it seems very narrow and focused.
Positives: State of the art equipment, working tutors and lecturers
Negatives: City location
My advice to future students is: Do all the extra activities RMIT provides
Positives: The campus provides great programs outside of just the classroom, such as SLAMS which is a students mentor program where you can just rock up for help wiht course work, they also have business days provided with free food, activities and careers help such as photographs for linked in and cover letter help. The course itself is not too difficult and not too easy. You definitely need to put in the work to pass, and work hard to get a HD. The topics learnt in the classes are helpful and worthy of learning.
Negatives: The negatives may be sometimes the way tutors explain the questions are not very easy to understand. So sometimes there are concepts that I just don't understand, and I can still pass the subject. but I think it Is important to understand most of the course work
My advice to future students is: The course work can definitely be challenging and tedious. I would say it is important to enjoy the Economics and Finance aspects, as it is difficult to be completing a course like this with a lot of theory, if you do not actually enjoy learning and working in business.
Positives: The course coordinator is really engaging, there uni offers an immense amount of support (I get a call from a student advisor every few weeks), the course content is up-to-date
Negatives: This is an online course so there is no face-to-face interaction with teachers or other students, the course work is very time consuming (I work full-time), the assignmentments are due very close together.
My advice to future students is: Start studying the course material in O-week. You don't want to fall behind.
Positives: The education was very good, great teachers, everyone in the class was eager to learn which made for a good learning experience, good course work.
Negatives: I honestly can't think of anything negative.
My advice to future students is: If you are serious about getting into journalism, this is a good course for you. You will probably get quite social with the cohort as well as it's a fairly small group of you which you will see regularly.
Positives: It was an extremely challenging degree, in both the classroom and placement. It's very hands on (as you would expect) with real life examples being heavily incorporated into the curriculum. It's not an easy degree by any stretch of the imagination and you need to give it your all, otherwise the course content will quickly leave you behind.
Negatives: Not so much a negative, but it is very time consuming. There might not be 3000 word papers to write, but the amount of hours in this course far outweighs that of a business based course.
My advice to future students is: Be committed to the cause 100% of the time. You can't really afford to slack off at any time during this degree.
Positives: Subjects are challenging, but easy if you apply yourself. Tutors seem to go above and beyond if I ever ask for extra assistance.
Negatives: Sometimes the course content is very dry.
My advice to future students is: Research your major thoroughly before making a final decision.
I'm majoring in Applied Science.
Positives: I am undertaking this degree mostly online, with some practical intensives a few times a year. I love the online aspect of this degree which enables me to work and also be home with my children a lot more vs if I was attending 100% on campus. I love the variety of this degree, meaning I can pick and choose different units according to what I want to specialise in (environmental, biology, chemistry etc)
Negatives: Being that it’s a majority online finding motivation can be difficult, and also tutor feedback is not the best.
My advice to future students is: Keep going even when you feel like quitting... P’s still get degrees!
Positives: It was incredibly practical which has been amazing as I started working in the industry this year. The skills I learnt there were an absolute asset.
There was also a chance to go on an over seas study tour to London and Barcelona which was predominantly funded. This was an incredible experience.
Negatives: It takes a lot of time and effort, you have to be prepared to take time off part time work. Especially as I was spending 12 hours a day working on assessments on some days.
And at the end of the year there was a major project which we had to fund ourselves. Which did distinguish between people who could spend more and who couldn’t.
So from a financial prospect you need to be prepared to spend money and loose money as you take time off work.
My advice to future students is: Be prepared for a huge workload, particularly towards the end. However because you’re working so hard you do learn a lot, and it is worth it if this is the industry you want to be in. If it’s not don’t do it to yourself.
Positives: The best part about studying this course is that I get to learn what I am genuinely interested in
Negatives: The amount of homework can be overwhelming
My advice to future students is: Think wisely before choosing your course and make sure you're aware of the job opportunities available to you afterwards
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