Yesterday, Year 11 Media students had the opportunity to hear from two former Media students, Bailey Cook and Rochelle Hansen, who shared their experiences beyond VCE.

Bailey was a Media Student at Victory Christian College and produced the film “10” which was judged best film in Top Screens Media in 2015.

Rochelle, who graduated from BSSC in 2013, gained a Bachelor Degree from Photography Studies College in Melbourne, has been an artist in residence in Iceland, produced a photo documentary work for Melbourne Fashion Week, and runs photographic tours in Nepal.

Bailey and Rochelle both shared tips for students heading into Year 12—what to do and NOT to do. They also shared their experiences with technology, particularly in media production, and advice for succeeding in media, arts, and life more generally.

Both Bailey and Rochelle highlighted the importance of risk-taking and creating networks when it comes to success in such a competitive industry. Volunteering has been important to both young artists, leading to paid employment and important contacts.

The college thanks Rochelle and Bailey for giving their time and sharing their experiences so generously.