Film, TV & Radio Short Courses

Learn new skills and invest in your future at the Australian Film Television and Radio School with our intensive courses. All courses are taught by industry professionals and include: Three Week Film School plus 5-day screenwriting, radio and TV & radio presenting intensives.

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Do you - or your staff - want to shoot, edit and upload your own short videos for your corporate website, social media marketing or just for your own interest? Then this course is for you.

'Best Course ever. Great Practical lessons. So much is translatable to my work!'

Monday 29 January - Friday 2 February

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Digital Producer Intensive

This five-day intensive led by senior Digital Producer Lynette Reeves (The Project Factory) uses classroom lectures and real world practical team exercises to give you the inside scoop on how Digital Producers create, manage and update multimedia content for websites, social media, mobile applications, interactive media and other digital products. 

“I thoroughly enjoyed this course. As someone who has some experience in this field, the content covered everything you needed to know to be a Digital Producer - at the highest level.”

Monday 29 January - Friday 2 February 2018

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Step inside the Writer’s Room and learn from one of Australia’s most experienced and beloved television screenwriter/producers, Jane Allen (Janet King, Cleverman) and respected writer/developer, Jessica Redenbach (Spirited, Rush) in a professional environment simulating a TV Writer’s Room. Over the course of a week in a stimulating and rewarding environment through a series of guided exercises you will be given a practical experience of how to work in a team writing environment and learn skills required to succeed as a professional television writer.

Monday 29 January - Friday 2 February 2018

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Filmmaking Intensive

In this five day filmmaking intensive, you'll get busy in the AFTRS state-of-the-art studio and take a short film script from page to screen. You’ll get hands-on experience operating HD cameras, attending production meetings, and working with professional picture & sound editors all while collaborating to create, light, shoot and - most important - finish a short film. At week’s end, students are encouraged to invite family & friends to our AFTRS Open Summer School 'Graduation' Screening.

"The course was great. The facilities and lecturers were fantastic. The facilities were the top of the line"

Monday 5 - Friday 9 February 2018

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Feature Documentary Intensive

Looking to get serious about your feature length documentary idea? Looking for constructive feedback and practical exercises to get you started the correct, industry standard way? AFI nominated producer Dylan Blowen (The Snowman, A Northern Town) will guide you from concept to pitch, with lectures, peer reviews and practical exercises to guide your feature documentary (60 min+) idea to the cusp of pre production.

"Course was well structured yet flexible enough that we were able to spend more time on those things that were of particular interest to the class. Brilliant course and tutor  - would highly recommend."

Monday 5 - Friday 9 February 2018

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Learn the practical skills required for Scenic Art/ Set Finishing Techniques and Prop Making for film or television productions in this five day intensive in our state-of-the-art staging workshop and studio.

"This course was sensational and a wonderful experience for me. I thoroughly enjoyed it and returned home every night totally exhausted. Thats what you call intensive! The lecturers were extremely talented and inspiring, and most helpful to each of us in our individual projects."

Monday 5 - Friday 9 February 2018

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The Australian Film Television Radio and 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.