06 May 2021

Students interacting with a computerSolstice black and white logoThe University of South Australia is proud to announce an exciting partnership with award-winning, independent news platform Solstice Media. Formalised through the Bachelor of Creative Industries, the partnership will see our students learning from the very best in independent news and information services delivery.

UniSA is delighted to partner with Solstice Media for the Digital Media major within our industry-partnered Bachelor of Creative Industries degree. Our Creative Industries students undertaking the Digital Media major will have the opportunity to undertake placements with Solstice Media” says Acting Executive Dean, UniSA Creative, Associate Professor Veronika Kelly.

Solstice Media is a proud South Australian company, with a reputation of developing innovative, user-focused media products to provide and deliver the highest standard of independence news and information, including InDaily, SALIFE, CityMag, and the newly formed, InReview.

This partnership is more important than ever with the people working in the creative industries being tested to the limits over the past 12 months. But they are thrivers and survivors, innovators and creators, with a passion so deep in their veins, that not even a pandemic can falter their sense of pressing on with a purpose. The creative industries bring communities together, allowing people to get lost in a different world, if only for a moment.

Solstice Media partnership lead and Publisher, Jim Plouffe is excited to see the opportunities and stories that will arise through the collaboration.  “As a media company, Solstice is in the business of telling stories about South Australia, and the partnership with UniSA Creative will help us broaden our reach and scope” says Mr Plouffe.

Through this exciting partnership, students will delve into the world of independent news production, honing and perfecting their skills to thrive in the creative industries post studies. “The Creative Industries are important to life in Australia in that we always consider ourselves the Clever Country and I’d argue that part of being clever is being creative” says Mr Plouffe.

We’re excited for our students to contribute to the media landscape in South Australia.