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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TV & Radio Presenting Intensive

Develop your own on-air persona and learn skills to develop your career in the media. This course combines AFTRS Open’s regular ‘Introduction to TV Presenting’ and ‘Announcing and Presentation’ courses plus a day of our ‘Voice Over’ course into one intensive week. You’ll receive practical tuition in on-camera presenting skills including writing your own scripts, conducting interviews on camera, voice over skills for TV and radio, announcing skills, working with autocue and developing your own unique presenting style.

“I learned so much and pushed myself on challenging my comfort zones - it has reignited my drive and desire to take my passions to the next level.”

Monday 25 - Friday 29 June 2018

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Short Film Screenwriting Intensive

Write a completed short film script in just five days! Learn from Tropfest winner and Palme d’Or nominee Jonathan Ogilvie and inspiring guest speakers how to take your stories from initial idea through treatment and draft stage, to a finished, polished script ready to be pitched. Story structure, theme, character, roadblocks, arcs, tension, conflict and resolution will be explored as they are used in filmmaking through fast paced lectures and workshops.

"A thoughtfully constructed course with brilliant, knowledgeable tutors…I learned a lot."

Monday 25 - Friday 29 June 2018

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Writing for TV Intensive

Do you have a great idea for a TV show but need help taking your idea to the next level? Learn the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV drama or comedy series concepts, including working in a team writing environment, in this five-day intensive course. You will learn about: the process of concept creation from idea inception to concept presentation, the structure of a TV series, how to run multiple storylines, how to structure a 5 act episode, how to create a written pitch, writing as part of a team and much more!

"This course completely exceeded my expectations. I loved it! I felt the course covered a lot of content and am feeling like I learnt a lot of knowledge I can apply in the real world."

Monday 2 - Friday 6 July 2018

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Radio Intensive

In this five day intensive you'll learn essential radio skills from experienced radio industry professionals and gain the confidence to begin your career in radio. From roles and responsibilities and announcing and presentation, to editing and studio skills we've got it all covered.

“Top notch equipment, facilities, staff and course. Didn't think I could learn this much in only five days. Best course I've ever been to."

Monday 18 - Friday 22 June 2018

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Interactive/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 23 - Friday 27 July 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 25 - Friday 29 June 2018

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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.