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Media, Music and Visual Arts

Lauchlan HumphriesLachlan Humphries
Extreme sport filmmaker and Creative Director, Clean Line Productions
Bachelor of Visual Arts

Lachlan's studies at Southern Cross University, together with his love of snowboarding have shaped his career. Studying the visual arts degree enabled him to gain the creative control and edge needed to succeed in the creative arts industry. Read more and view video...

Anastasia Scales
Performs as emcee and hip hop artist, Nastaij
Winner of 2015 Triple J Unearthed NIDA music video competition
Bachelor of Contemporary Music (majoring in Industry and Audio Production) now Bachelor of Music

Anastasia Scales released her first EP, was a Bluesfest stage manager, and toured the country as a drummer for various artists, all while studying contemporary music and SCU.

Jack QuigleyJack Quigley
Co-founder, podcast host and writer
The Football Sack
Bachelor of Media, majoring in journalism (Now Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications)

Jack Quigley was studying journalism in 2010 when he, together with business student Christian Layland, turned their passion for the A-League competition and that year's World Cup into a successful blog and online audio commentary forum called The Football Sack. Read more...

Tara Eglington graduate of Southern Cross University Katie Brown
Sports reporter, 7 News Gold Coast
Bachelor of Media, majoring in journalism (Now Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications)

"Being a journalist is about building up relationships, being understanding and building people's trust. I like talking to people and sport is so positive. Read more...

Guido Van HeltenGuido Van Helten
Contemporary street artist
Bachelor of Visual arts

Guido transforms the sides of buildings into breathtaking portraits, with his most recent work turning a small country town in Victoria into a tourist destination overnight. Read more...

Humanities and Social Sciences

Canditta GorryCanditta Gorry
Youth Outreach drug and Alcohol Counsellor, Lives Lived Well
Bachelor of Social Welfare

I grew up in a low socioeconomic welfare housing estate in NSW where the prospect of university was just a dream. "Now I work as a Youth Outreach Drug and Alcohol (YODA) counsellor with Lives Lived Well." Read more...

Ruth ToomeyRuth Toomey
Manager of Homelessness, Planning and Coordination
Queensland Council of Social Service
Bachelor of Social Science

"I worked in travel for a while, but I wanted to do something more meaningful. When I came across the social science degree, and realised you could have a career in social justice, I went for it. Read more...

Sarah HarveySarah Harvey
Student in Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at Colombia University, New York, USA
Bachelor of Arts (major in creative writing)

Sarah Harvey achieved what she considered impossible: a place in Colombia University's highly sought-after writing program in New York, just months after graduating from SCU. Read more...