Bachelor of Arts – Media
In his late teens, Tim Higgins was told that he has a "voice" for radio. A few years later, Tim proved just that by becoming 2SER's first ever full-time paid presenter and the host of its breakfast show.
The radio production cycle was not new to Tim though. The 2SER studio at Macquarie University had been Tim's home since he started his degree in Media and when he later on hosted weekly programs and The Band Next Door show. He went on from 2SER to work at the ABC as a radio producer, starting out at 702 Local Radio, and moving on to be part of one of Australia's leading morning show, RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly.
Tim believes that his Macquarie education prepared him for his career in radio.
"Macquarie University's involvement at 2SER was a huge advantage. Being able to walk out of a radio class and straight into a fully operating radio station was absolutely incredible experience. Also, Macquarie's internship subject provided me with the resources needed to get an internship at the ABC, which eventually led to my first paid radio work."
"Macquarie's flexible study programs allowed me to explore a variety of areas (everything from German to Video Game Studies), and find out which I was keen to pursue. One moment that I always remember is my first live broadcast as part of one of the radio units at Macquarie. It was horrifying and exhilarating at the same time."
In 2014, Tim left the 2Ser Breakfast show to "move onto another challenge and have a sleep in!".
About the Bachelor of Arts – Media
Learn how to thrive in a rapidly-evolving media environment with the Bachelor of Arts – Media. This media studies degree combines theory with practical production techniques. You can study: screen production, non-fiction writing, interactive web production, radio production, public relations and more.
Why study at Faculty of Arts
Ranked among the top 100 Arts and Humanities programs in the world, the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie is a place for you to discover and tailor your studies to suit your interest and career goals.
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