Student Handbook


AFTRS believes that a student-centred and experiential approach to education best enables learning.

AFTRS courses are career-focused and industry relevant. Students will gain an understanding of the key concepts of storytelling for screen and broadcast through the creative application of the latest industry approaches. Students will engage in structured, authentic experiences that encourages them to be creative, innovative practitioners. Students are guided, encouraged and mentored by teachers who are also industry practitioners. 

Teaching at AFTRS is guided by the principle that reflective practice is the key to developing both professional skills and an individual creative voice. Students learn through a cycle of experience, observation, conceptualisation and experimentation supported by an ongoing engagement in reflection.


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.