Meet Liam Reid, recent graduate, Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)
Since graduating from Victoria University of Wellington, I’ve found work that has allowed me to put into practice all the skills I learned from my Bachelor of Music and one of the University’s newest programmes, the Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice). Through both, I honed my craft as a composer; the skills I gained have helped me to operate at a professional level with the confidence and resources to seek out work for myself.
The University was able to provide fantastic opportunities that have helped me understand the complexities of the film music industry and the challenges in being a professional creative. Since completing my studies, I’ve been able to obtain work on a children’s puppet theatre show at Circa Theatre, as well as hopefully securing work on a short film funded by the New Zealand Film Commission. I’ve produced trailers for the Terror-Fi film festival hosted by The Roxy Cinema, as well as music for this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival’s programme launch. All in all, I’ve been busy and productive.
Victoria University of Wellington was an amazing place to study because Wellington is such a vibrant and exciting city. The people here made it very easy to start networking and these connections have helped feel comfortable here in Wellington and why I’m proud to call it home.