RMIT Vietnam NewsExperiencing a creative future at RMIT

Experiencing a creative future at RMIT

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:58

Almost 3000 potential students and their parents visited RMIT Vietnam’s campuses at Saigon South and Hanoi over the past week to explore careers in communication, design, and fashion.

Professor Rick Bennett, Head of the Centre of Communication & Design welcomed students and parents to Creative Experience Day and the Transparent Showcase—an exhibition of student work that included designs and displays using Augmented Reality (AR).

Augmented Reality is one way that RMIT keeps up-to-date with the latest industry trends. “AR can be used by the fashion industry so clients can view a collection in an innovative way,” said Senior Educator Victoria Eskdale.

A student “tries on” a dress using augmented reality.

Tran Hoang Tong enjoyed the AR exhibition in Hanoi. “I only needed a smartphone and I could see the 3D simulation model of Thanh Giong and the famous Battle of Bach Dang River. It was very interesting,” he said.

Both campuses hosted workshops showcasing communication, design and fashion. Hoang Nguyen Nhat Vi travelled from Dong Nai province to be the first in line for the photography workshop in HCMC. “I’m very impressed by the angles and lighting styles,” Vi said. “I hope to come to RMIT to study and find out more.”

Hoang Nguyen Nhat Vi and her friends learned about lighting styles at the photography workshop at Saigon South campus.

Lecturer Linda Nguyen inspired future students to ‘think outside the square’ with her creative advertising workshops at the Hanoi City campus.

Lecturer Linda Nguyen inspired future students with her creative advertising workshop at Hanoi campus.

Nguyen Thuy Duong attended the Social Media workshop run by Erik Young, where she discovered innovative ways that companies communicate their brands to clients. “After the workshop, I decided to study Communication (Professional Communication) at RMIT Vietnam because I think this major suits my personality and strengths,” she said.

Students learn how businesses use social media from Erik Young, Acting Head of Professional Communication.

Tran Quang Huy joined the fitness workshop in Hanoi to find out about keeping healthy while studying. “I am going to RMIT Melbourne in January 2017 to study fashion,” he said.

Tran Quang Huy from Phan Dinh Phung High School will study at RMIT in Melbourne next year.

The Centre of Communication & Design offers globally recognised qualifications. RMIT is ranked 16th in the world for Art and Design, and is the highest ranked university in Australia.(*) To find out more, visit our creative programs.

*2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Story: Gillian Cowden