Charlotte hopes to one day be a creative producer working on film sets. She is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Film, Media and Cultural Studies (FMCS).

Throughout high school she had no idea what she wanted to do. So she took a gap year after school to gain experience and to grow as a person. Being extraverted, she has always enjoyed being around people and since she was already doing photography and film as a hobby, arts and humanities seemed like a great fit.

The Bachelor of Arts (FMSC) is an innovative degree covering a broad range of topics and this diverse range appealed to Charlotte. Since starting the degree she has gained skills in critical thinking and learnt a lot about social media, film, television, gender and sexuality – which she believes will prepare her well for a career in the creative and production industries.

Through participation in a variety of different subjects within her major and electives, the course has changed Charlotte’s mindset and taught her a lot about herself.

“I can honestly say, a broadened perspective has been the highlight of my degree so far. It’s changed the way I understand society, the Bachelor of Arts does that, it helps you to think outside the box,” Charlotte said.

“It taught me how to think free from a biased perspective, which is a skill I believe necessary when studying the humanities and for my future,” she said.

The ability to study online was also a major drawcard in her decision. With her work being based in Sydney, she found it convenient to be able to study from anywhere, while still fulfilling her work commitments.

In her first year, she was chosen to represent the University of Newcastle on a panel discussing the online learning program, FutureLearn. This was an exciting experience that allowed her to speak in front of an audience about her degree and her online study experience.

“It was inspiring to hear other students from a variety of different universities discussing how they study online and the opportunities that it brings for them.

“Online study is a very different world, but it allows you to complete a degree while having the flexibility to work and travel,” Charlotte said.

Charlotte is dabbling with the idea of completing an Honours course. But her ultimate goal is to combine work and travel, taking her skills with her while she explores the globe.

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Charlotte Mullan

Charlotte hopes to one day be a creative producer working on film sets. She is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Film, Media and Cultural Studies (FMCS).

I can honestly say, a broadened perspective has been the highlight of my degree so far. It’s changed the way I understand society, the Bachelor of Arts does that, it helps you to think outside the box.

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