The Graduate Certificate program offers students the opportunity to discover and develop their creative voice and acquire discipline specific, industry-focused conceptual and professional skills.

Graduate Certificates are designed for students from three distinct areas with diverse skill-sets: screen practitioners who want to develop and build skills within their discipline to take the next step towards industry or further study; screen practitioners who want to expand their existing skill-set outside of their discipline; and practitioners from different fields of expertise who use the course as a catalyst to transition into the screen industry.  

An essential component of the course is collaboration across disciplines. Students investigate the different perspectives of cinematic storytelling and engage in collaborative exercises to build their networks.

These postgraduate courses are delivered part-time across two semesters, on evenings and/or weekends at the AFTRS campus. The course is structured so that students can maintain full-time employment while they gain their qualification.

Disciplines offered in 2018 are: Cinematography, Creative Producing, Directing, Documentary, Editing, Music and Screenwriting.

Key features of the program are:

  • taught by top industry practitioners
  • practice-based learning on campus
  • collaborative exercises within the Graduate Certificate program and other AFTRS courses
  • part-time delivery designed for students to maintain full-time employment
  • small class sizes - maximum of 15 places
  • invitations to unique industry events
  • state-of-the-art equipment available according to the requirements of the course learning outcomes
  • FEE-HELP approved

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The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.