In this post we will be talking about the basic tips I learnt in my first semester of DMP. Well, I said, ‘I’ but I really mean we, the second year students all felt like they learnt these lessons pretty quick, so for anyone interested in joining, here is some advice for when you get to your first semester of class.
Check Your Emails
Checking your emails, may seem like the simplest of advice, but trust me, it will be a life saver. When not in class, the main form of communication between you and your teacher is through emails. You will be handing in most of your assignments through here, if the teachers have any updates on assignments, or if heaven forbid, class is cancelled! So, just don’t forget to check your emails, I recommend checking them at least once a day. I probably check them 8-10 times a day, but I’m weird so…
Stay in Communication
Life happens, we get it, there are times when you are sick, or have a family emergency, feeling overwhelmed by the workload and need an extension, we’ve all been there, but the most important part of this is communication. In the media field it’s all about communication, if your going to be late, let them know, always be honest because we understand. Michele, Mike and Steve are almost always understanding and accommodating, especially when you communicate with them, and stay in contact so they know what is happening.
With all the work piled on your head, sometimes it’s hard to have fun. One of the best advice I can give to you is to have fun, your only here for two years, so why not make the most of it! This is also your time to experiment, if there is an effect or shot you’ve always wanted to try, try it! (though if it’s dangerous, make sure to get the teachers advice if it’s plausible!) In these two years, it’s the time to collaborate, experiment and try new things, because who knows when you’ll next be surrounded by equally passionate people, and 24/7 access to state of the art equipment. Do not waste this opportunity, Enjoy it!
Thanks for reading,