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The following are testimonials from students who have completed an internship:
What others have to say....
"When I first began with Red Stitch I could only dream of being part of such a company. I never would have thought that a few months down the track I would be a valued part of their team! At the beginning of my internship, I was interested to observe the ways that the company functions; I wanted to experience all facets of the company. I was especially interested to understand how the company operates in such a highly collaborative environment. When I began the role as box office supervisor, I wanted to become a familiar face within the company. I wanted to have my own special little place in Red Stitch and for people to expect and rely upon me. Looking back now I realise that I have found everything that I initially searched for. I feel at home in this theatre and I am continuing to learn the fine details in regards to our operating methods. I answer the phone and am greeted with familiar customers, VIP, directors, actors and the like. The company and crew vocalise their support and appreciation for the dedication that I offer and I am just as appreciative in return. I have learnt an incredible amount about how industry functions – especially the unvoiced expectations. Alongside this I have made many friendships, including with directors, actors and production personnel. It is impossible to explain the extent of my growth that has been triggered by this company. I don’t think I could have asked for a more rewarding internship. I stumbled across such a rare opportunity; an opportunity that many accomplished artists would strive for – one I would have never imagined I was capable of. I look forward to working with Red Stitch for many years to come."
- Samantha Butterworth-Boord completed her internship with Red Stitch Actors Theatre
"The Internship has been a priceless experience.... The decision to undertake an internship has been the best choice of my University life. It has allowed me to step into new doorways, meet industry professionals and encounter valuable industry experience, all whilst undertaking a University degree. I’m truly thankful that Deakin offers this vital unit and if one has the passion for the industry and the confidence to put oneself out there, I’d highly recommend it to and aspiring film practitioner."
- Adam Farrington-Williams completed his internship with Circe Films
“My Internship has turned out to be a life changing experience. Something that I will always remember taking part in and through undertaking it I have learnt a lot about the Photography industry and myself as a Photographer.... This subject by far is the one I have learnt most from, one to one learning with someone within the industry, but it is fundamental to have the vital subjects behind me which I learnt at university.”
- Monica Measki completed her internship with Brendan MacNeill Photography in Scotland
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