Honorary Degrees

Freda Glynn AFTRS Honarary Degree 2002 Freda Glynn receives her AFTRS 2002 Honorary Degree from Chair Danny Gilbert
AFTRS 2015 Honorary Degree Phillip Adams receives his 2015 AFTRS Honorary Degree (Doctor of Arts).
George Miller receiving his AFTRS honorary degree Goerge Miller receives his 2007 AFTRS honorary degree from Chair Peter Ivany
John Edwards receving his honorary degree John Edwards receives his 2011 AFTRS honorary degree from Claudia Karvan
Baz Huhrmann receiving his AFTRS 2008 honorary degree from Hugh Jackman Baz Luhrman receives his 2008 AFTRS Honorary degree from Hugh Jackman

Since 2002 AFTRS has conferred Master of Arts degrees as an honorary degree, to those who have made exceptional and direct contributions to the Australian screen arts and broadcast sector.

  • 2002: Jan Chapman, Don McAlpine and Freda Glynn
  • 2003: John Maynard
  • 2004: John Clark AM
  • 2005: Anthony Buckley
  • 2006: Ben Gannon
  • 2007: George Miller
  • 2008: Baz Luhrmann
  • 2010: John Doyle
  • 2011: John Edwards
  • 2012: Darren Dale
  • 2013: Philip Noyce
  • 2015: Phillip Adams (Doctor of Arts)
  • 2016: Lester Bostock and David White
  • 2017: Bridget Ikin


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.