Khoa Nguyen

SCD Nguyen Trong Khoa
School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Digital Film and Video
Position: Program Manager
Location: RMIT Saigon South

Khoa Nguyen is a diasporic Vietnamese screen practitioner and academic and currently serves as the Program Manager of the Digital Film & Video Program at RMIT Vietnam.

Khoa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from UCLA, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinema - TV from USC, and a MS in Telecommunication Management from Golden Gate University, He is currently engaged in a Practice-based PhD in Media Communications at RMIT in Melbourne.

Khoa has written and directed 2 feature films and has had a screenplay produced into a feature film in Vietnam. He has nearly twenty years of experience working in the Vietnamese film industry as a Writer/Director/Producer and has co-founded three production companies.

Khoa has worked as an academic for the past 15 years at RMIT Vietnam where he has developed and mentored the next generation of young Vietnamese filmmakers and storytellers. His screen practice research centers around the diasporic Vietnamese identity, return, dialogic cosmopolitanism, nostalgia, and telling stories that would otherwise go untold.

  • MFA in Cinema-TV Screenwriting, University of Southern California (USC)
  • MS in Telecommunication Management, Golden Gate University (GGU)
  • BA in Fine Arts, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Davinci Resolve 18 Certified Trainer
  • Tertiary Learning Certification, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

  • Film Production
  • Film Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Professional Practice
  • Line & Production Management
  • Capstone Supervision

  • I'll Wait (Bao Gio Co Yeu Nhau) - Story by - 2016
  • Instant Noodle (Vu Dieu Duong Cong) - Writer/Director - 2012
  • 14 Days (14 Ngay Phep) - Writer/Director - 2008

  • RMIT Learning & Teaching Award Winner - 2018
  • RMIT Vice Chancellor Program Manager of the Year Award Winner - 2018
  • Golden Kite Award, Best Screenplay, 14 Days - 2009
  • Golden Kite Award, Silver Kite, Best Picture, 14 Day - 2009
  • Golden Lotus Award, Audience Award, 14 Days - 2009
  • Federation Internationale Cinema TV Sportif (FICTS) - 3rd place Southeast Asian Region, Cycling South, 2006 South (feature documentary) - 2006

  • Writer/Director - feature films
  • Co-Founder, WE Productions
  • Co-Founder, T-Stop Productions
  • Co-Founder, YOLO Pictures

  • RMIT University Vietnam, Program Manager, Digital Film & Video, 2023 - present
  • RMIT University Vietnam, AV Manager, 2021 - 2023
  • RMIT University Vietnam, Acting Discipline Lead, Digital Media, 2017 - 2019
  • RMIT University Vietnam, Acting Head of Department, Design 2015 - 2017
  • RMIT University Vietnam, Associate Lecturer, 2008 - 2021, 2023