Winter School: Film, TV & Radio. Five-day courses between 1 June - 10 July.
Winter School: Intro to TV & Radio Presenting.
Winter School: Filmmaking.
Winter School: Introduction to Radio.


Learn the basics to kick start a career in film, TV & radio
at the 
Australian Film Television and Radio School.

June - July 2015

Are you keen to work in the TV, film or radio industries, or do you have your foot in the door but need new skills to progress your career? This June and July AFTRS Open is running intensive, hands-on workshops in AFTRS' state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll be taught by current industry professionals and have access to the latest equipment.

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



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 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.

'Excellent, stimulating, informative, wide-reaching, extremely helpful tutors.'

29 June - 3 July


Make a short film in just five days! Experienced industry filmmakers will guide you with lectures and fast paced practical exercises to conquer the major areas of directing, cinematography and post production. Get an inside scoop on the inner workings of crew roles and a film set as well as getting hands-on experience. At week’s end, you are encouraged to invite family and friends to the Winter School Screening of your film.

'This course was great. The lecturers were fantastic. The facilities were top of the line.'

6 - 10 July



Learn essential radio skills from experienced radio industry professionals. In this five day intensive you’ll gain the confidence and skills 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.

'Fabulous, intensive course, immensely hands-on and practical.'

29 June - 3 July



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.'

22 - 26 June


An advanced lighting course for cinematographers who want to expand their knowledge in lighting for film and TV drama. Over three days, you’ll light a set to various scripted scenarios under the tuition of a professional cinematographer. Students will work with a gaffer, best boy, camera operator, grip and two actors in AFTRS' state of the art studios. This is a practical, hands-on course.

'Great content... No hesitation to recomment to others.'

24 - 26 June


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’ll 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 five act episode, how to create a written pitch, writing as part of a team and much more!

“Excellent course. Would highly recommend it.”

6 - 10 July

Have a question?  Contact us: / 1300 065 281