Helloooooooo readers! My name is Sunnie, and I’m a first year student at the University of Melbourne. Gah!!! It sounds pretty awesome to say that.
In opposition to the mainstream UniMelb student, I am studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Southbank campus, majoring in Screenwriting. Yes! That is a thing you can do here, if you’re determined enough.
So, a little bit about me. I’m freshly 18, a 2001 baby who loves Melbourne. I have lived in Victoria for 5 years all up, NSW for 6 and QLD for 7 – I promise that all adds up. I mainly just read, write and watch television when I’m not at school or working, or I’m forcing my friends to read my writing and favourite books, or watch my favourite TV shows. I have a Harry Potter tattoo!! And I love any and every aspect of world history, particularly anything British. Sometimes I play netball or touch footy to mess this whole nerd writer thing I’ve got going on, and sometimes I just spend whole days in bed. Moving on!
And a little bit about screenwriting – I’m sure you’ve heard of the VCA, short for the Victorian College of the Arts. Theatre kids dream of going there to study acting, musical theatre or dance – it’s pretty well known for it! Well, in the deepest darkest corner of the oldest building at the VCA, where no one sees the light of day, we screenwriting kids take our classes (uni melb – pls give us some windows). It’s an audition only course and I was absolutely astounded and beyond excited to get in, as I had been dreaming of it since 2016. It’s kind of a big deal no biggy tho haha.
I’m very excited to share my first year experiences with you guys, so you can laugh and laugh again and just experience my crazy life. If you’re a year 12 student – drop out now! If you’re a first year – drop out ASAP! And if you’re a teacher – it isn’t too late! I’m totally kidding. I love University and though it can be a struggle sometimes, it’s so far one of the best times of my life. Hi Mum! I miss you, thanks for reading.