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Why AFTRS

Established in 1973 under an act of Federal Parliament, the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is the nation’s premier screen and broadcast school, the only Australian school consistently rated in the top 15 international film schools by industry publication, The Hollywood Reporter.

AFTRS’ purpose is to find and empower Australian talent to shape and share their stories with the world by delivering industry-relevant and future-focused education, research and training. We seek to be the reference point for innovation in screen, sound, and story-making, globally. To ensure AFTRS reflects Australian society, diversity is supported across all the School’s activities, with a focus on supporting the best talent, from all backgrounds, into careers in the industry.

Courses are informed and taught by top industry practitioners and combine theory and practice to develop industry ready graduates. Our students and recent graduates have access to a wide range of internship and placement opportunities. Offering unrivalled facilities and a dedication to enabling Australian storytellers to take their next step, the school’s alumni have won a slate of awards globally including AACTAs, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Oscars.  Our radio degree course achieves nearly 100% employment for graduates, many of whom go on to be leaders in the industry.

We ensure current practitioners maintain and sharpen their skills via short courses and industry certificates.

AFTRS finds, develops and supports Australian storytelling talent from early inspiration to the highest levels of professional practice, helping build the stories that connect, surprise and move us all.