Brayton Schutt, 24, never thought he would be studying at university when he first left work to achieve his SACE with Northern Adelaide Senior College (NASC) in 2018.
Nor did he imagine that his studies with NASC’s Academy of Game, Film and Animation (AGFA) would lead him to become a camera operator at some of the state’s biggest events.
“I joined NASC to learn 3D modelling, which was interesting but didn’t quite captivate me,” says Brayton.
“Then we started doing events and that’s where my interest really took off.”
NASC’s AGFA program encourages students to complete their year 11-13 by connecting students with industry in South Australia as they learn game design, event management and live production.
“We did an event with Hybrid World Adelaide where we were given the opportunity to work at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
“That was where I first was put on a camera, without any prior experience, and I just loved it from there. I kept going to this day, and I’m now studying it at uni.”
Brayton has been accepted into Flinders University on a foundational pathway into Film and TV.
“It was definitely an accomplishment to achieve anything in 2020,” says Brayton.
“NASC is not like any normal schooling experience that you would have. You are able to really express yourself, it’s all encouraged.
“And with the support that any student could possibly need, NASC’s staff are very attentive to everyone’s needs and they make sure that every student has a shot at passing.”
Northern Adelaide Senior College hosts Principal Tours every first Friday of the month from 11am. Call NASC on (08) 7285 1600 to find out more.