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POSTGRADUATE INFORMATION WEEK

VIRTUALLY WITH YOU

Hundreds of creatives from all over Australia and the world joined us at the first-ever virtual edition of our annual Postgraduate Information Week, from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 July, for a week-long focus on our Master of Arts Screen (offered in 10 disciplines), Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership and Graduate Diploma in Radio (full-time and part-time) programs. They got to know our lecturers, students and alumni, learned about our courses, joined live discussions, took a virtual campus tour, enjoyed work produced at the School, and got some hot tips on how to ace their application for the 2021 intake. Recordings of our live sessions are available to watch here.

Master of Arts Screen: Animation

Head of Animation Krista Jordan and alumna Julie Sam-Yue take you through the Master of Arts Screen: Animation, focusing on course structure, the development process for animation and visual effects and the benefits of collaborating with other disciplines.

Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership

Head of Screen Business Peter Herbert and recent graduate David Hov discuss key outcomes of the Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership, give a student’s perspective and share recent alumni projects.

Master of Arts Screen: Cinematography

Head of Cinematography Kim Batterham ACS leads a discussion with two current students about the Master of Arts Screen: Cinematography and takes us behind the scenes of the impressive AFTRS studios.

Master of Arts Screen: Directing

Head of Directing Rowan Woods and senior lecturer Megan Simpson Huberman host an in-depth discussion with recent directing graduates Shannon Ashlyn and Hattie Archibald on the course that launched their careers, the Master of Arts Screen: Directing.

Master of Arts Screen: Documentary

Head of Documentary Richard Welch and lecturer Alejandra Canales discuss the Master of Arts Screen: Documentary, highlighting access to industry, collaboration and offer a preview of some upcoming student projects.

Master of Arts Screen: Editing

Head of Editing Roland Gallois and senior lecturer Phillippa Harvey take you into AFTRS post-production facilities, share artefacts from current students and alumni and answer all your questions about the Master of Arts Screen: Editing.

Master of Arts Screen: Music

Head of Music Cameron Patrick and senior lecturer Greg Wise demonstrate the uniqueness of the Master of Arts Screen: Music and discuss the music of recent student projects.

Master of Arts Screen: Producing

Head of Producing Lyn Norfor and lecturer Karen Radzner offer insights into the Master of Arts Screen: Producing, live from the AFTRS studios.

Master of Arts Screen: Production Design

Head of Production Design Igor Nay, on location in the AFTRS set and props-construction workshop, along with lecturer Natalie Beak and graduates Emma Bourke and Laura Anna Lucas, give you a glimpse of the facilities and discuss opportunities available to the Master of Arts Screen: Production Design.

Master of Arts Screen: Screenwriting

Head of Screenwriting Dr. Pieter Aquilia and senior lecturer Kate Stone offer an overview of the Master of Arts Screen: Screenwriting before engaging in a conversation with current students and highlighting some projects focussed on writing for audio.

Master of Arts Screen: Sound

Head of Sound Stephen Murphy and Senior Lecturer Mark Ward take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of AFTRS’ state-of-the-art mix theatre and recently upgraded sound design equipment, plus find out more about the Master of Arts Screen: Sound from a current student.

Graduate Diploma in Radio

Head of Radio Fyona Smith leads a conversation with other radio lecturers on the career-accelerating Graduate Diploma in Radio, ahead of a special panel discussion featuring recent radio graduates.

 

GOOD CONTENT ON DEMAND

Let current student Joelle Sanounou (Australia for UNHCR Beddie Scholarship recipient) take you on a virtual tour of our world-class facilities, take a seat in our screening room for a showcase of some of the best recent student films and lend us your ears in the AFTRS Radio listening lounge. When you’re ready for more, click over to the Good Content Playlist for a curated selection of student and alumni works, visit our blog for engaging interviews and read the latest AFTRS news, before you head over to YouTube for dozens of top tips, masterclasses and staff picks. If podcasts are more your thing, don’t miss Lumina and Talk Talk.

VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOUR

SCREENING ROOM

LISTENING LOUNGE

Explore the work of past and present AFTRS radio students.

LISTENING LOUNGE

Explore the work of past and present AFTRS radio students.

 

GET TO KNOW OUR COURSES

Applications are now open for the Master of Arts Screen (available in 10 disciplines) and the Graduate Diploma in Radio (full-time and part-time) – learn more about our programs and get yours in by Monday 31 August 2020 for the 2021 intake.

Link to MASTER OF ARTS SCREEN (OFFERED IN 10 DISCIPLINES)
MASTER OF ARTS SCREEN (OFFERED IN 10 DISCIPLINES)

Offered in 10 disciplines (Directing, Producing, Editing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Production Design, Animation, Documentary, Sound and Music), the Master of Arts Screen is designed to enable the future creative leaders of the industry and fast-track screen professionals careers.

Link to MASTER OF ARTS SCREEN: BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP
MASTER OF ARTS SCREEN: BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP

The Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership is Australia’s foremost creative screen business course, delivering a high-level, best-practice program in contemporary screen business and creative leadership.

Link to GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN RADIO
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN RADIO

Offered in full and part-time, The Graduate Diploma in Radio is a hands-on course for emerging broadcasters, podcasters and radio producers. You will learn at an advanced level that the essential elements of good content are communication, storytelling and knowing your audience.

 

GET TO KNOW OUR HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

 

ALL THE NITTY GRITTY

Key Dates

2020

6 JUL – Applications open for 2021 intake
6-11 JUL – Postgraduate Information Week
8 AUG – Open Day
10 AUG – Scholarship applications open
31 AUG – Applications close – postgraduate
9 NOV – Applications close – undergraduate
9 NOV – Scholarship applications close

2021

5 JAN – Offer acceptances close
31 JAN – Upfront fee payment deadline
5 FEB – Enrolments close
22-26 FEB – Orientation

HOW TO APPLY

AFTRS’ postgraduate courses are based on entry by merit selection –

  • Applicants for an AFTRS award course must satisfy admission requirements.
  • Each AFTRS award course has its own specific entry requirements.
  • Specific application tasks are to be completed as part of the selection process.

Find out more on eligibility, selection criteria and application tasks here.

FEES & FEE-HELP

There are two options for the payment of fees:

Eligible students may apply for FEE-HELP, the Australian government loan scheme, to pay all or some of their tuition fees. Detailed information concerning eligibility is available on the Study Assist website.

MAS DOMESTIC FEE:
$52,032 ($26,016 P.A.)

GDP DOMESTIC FEE:
$26,016 ($26,016 P.A.)

NB: the proposed Government reforms pertain to the university fee structure. AFTRS is not a university and our courses are not supported by commonwealth funding.

AFTRS domestic fees are frozen at the 2020 fee structure.

International fees will likely be reduced.

SCHOLARSHIPS

To inspire creativity and innovation, we want to work with students from diverse backgrounds. In order to achieve this, we offer a range of scholarships that recognise excellence and assist with the costs associated with higher education. Education is a worthwhile investment in your future, and there are various options to help you reach your study goals.

  • Scholarship applications open:
    Mon 10 August 2020
  • Scholarship applications close:
    Mon 9 November 2020

Scholarships on offer for the 2021 intake will be announced in the coming weeks here.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

AFTRS currently welcomes international students for the Master of Arts Screen (offered in 10 disciplines) only.

Find out more here.

AFTRS’ RESPONSE TO COVID-19

AFTRS is planning to return to full on-campus teaching and production practices in 2021. Should the government reintroduce enforced restrictions, we will adhere to COVID-Safe Guidelines and modify teaching practices accordingly.

AFTRS was instrumental in the development of new Australian Screen Production Industry COVID-Safe Guidelines. Learn more here.

STUDENT CENTRE

The AFTRS Student Centre team will be hosting an information session on student experience and support initiatives. If you have any questions related to fees, FEE-HELP, scholarships, accommodation, or general enquiries about student life, feel free to drop in any time from 1.00 – 2.00 pm on Thursday 9 July. Join the Zoom: https://aftrs.zoom.us/j/96273910900

CONTACT US

For all your follow-up questions, reach us by phone 1300 223 877 or email info@aftrs.edu.au.

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