Mr Yannick Thoraval

Position

Teacher

School /
Work Unit

Media and Communications

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 4908

yannick.thoraval@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 094
Level: 02
Room: 006

City campus

College/Portfolio

College of Design and Social Context

Yannick

Key activities

Yannick Thoraval is a writer, teacher and communications consultant.

Yannick teaches several subjects in RMIT's Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing as well as the Associate Degree, in RMIT's School of Media and Communication.

He worked as a copywriter and associate editor in marketing and communications, and as a senior communications adviser in the Victorian State Government, Australia.

Yannick teaches professional writing and editing at RMIT University and offers professional speechwriting workshops through Writers Victoria.

His first screenplay, Kleftiko, was a finalist in the international Showcase Screenwriting awards. His first novel, The Current, was commended by the judges of the prestigious Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript.

His research interests (expressed in keywords) include:    multiculturalism, identity, citizenship, simulacra, nationalism, commodification, culture, deracination, immigration

Availability

   By appointment.

Qualifications

  •    Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, RMIT 2015  
  •    Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Inspire, 2014
  •    Master of Arts (history), University of Melbourne, 2005   
  •    Bachelor of Arts (honours), University of British Columbia, 2003
  •    Diploma of Film Production, Vancouver Film School, 1997

Industry experience

Yannick Thoraval is a writer, teacher and communications consultant.

He worked as a copywriter and associate editor in marketing and communications, and as a senior communications adviser in the Victorian State Government, Australia. He has also published work as a freelance writer.

Yannick is a member of Writers Victoria, where he regularly teaches speechwriting workshops.

He is also a founding member of the World Writing Group, which helps refugees and migrants write about their experiences of migration. Supported and housed by the Wheeler Centre, this group is enabling more than twenty-five refugees and migrants to learn the craft of writing and produce stories about their lives in their original home countries and in Australia.