TV Summer School. Photograph Johnny Nicolaidis.
AFTRS Television Studio. Photograph Johnny Nicolaidis.
School Holiday Course. Photograph Andre Janecki.
Student in the AFTRS Radio Studio.
Camera, Sound & Lighting. Photograph Andre Janecki.
AFTRS Open Short Courses

AFTRS Open, the short course division of AFTRS, offers a broad range of film, television and radio short courses throughout the year in AFTRS state of the art Sydney facilities as well as around Australia and online.

AFTRS Open is just that - open. Open to everyone of every level of experience.

We have introductory courses perfect for those of you just starting out and more advanced courses if you’re already working in the broadcast industries and need to up-skill.Someone who is 9 can study Stop Motion Animation. Someone who is 99 can write a script. Anyone in between can pick from hundreds (really, hundreds) of media courses.

AFTRS Open tutors are industry experts who will show you how to tell a story and how to move and inspire your audience. Many have won Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, AFIs, Palme D’ors, Logies, AWGIEs, AACTAs, and just about everything else!

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So if you have a story to tell, come to AFTRS Open. We’re open, to all.

Book early to guarantee your spot and to receive a 10% Early Bird Discount for bookings made at least 28 days in advance.

If you have a question, contact us: / 1300 065 281.


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.