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2020 Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership

Behind the scenes of 'I Am Emmanuel' | Dir. Genevieve Clay-Smith | Photo: Gary Compton

Applications open:
10 Jul 2019

Applications close:
14 Oct 2019

Duration:
2 years part-time

Attendance:
Sixteen three-day weekends plus a five-day intensive

Domestic Fee:
$30,352

The fee shown is the indicative course tuition fee, expressed as a both a total course cost and per annum cost. For more information, see fees and scholarships below.

FEE-HELP and scholarships available

Succeed as a screen business leader

Designed for a new generation of screen leaders, AFTRS’ Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership is Australia’s foremost creative screen business course.

AFTRS is an industry-facing institution, uniquely positioned to offer a blend of theory and real-world practice that is unparalleled in Australia. AFTRS consistently ranks among the top fifteen film schools in the world, and the MASBL delivers a high-level, best-practice postgraduate program in contemporary screen business and creative leadership.

Launched in 2005, the MASBL has trained creative and business leaders across the media sector. It has driven the expansion and growth of new and existing IP, generated sustainable start-ups, and led to the use and monetisation of new technology through highly developed creative business models.

Is the 2020 Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership right for you?

Over two years, through a series of weekend intensives across four semesters and an international study tour, you will learn how to develop your own business and career strategy. You will share knowledge on a peer-to-peer basis, forming lifelong relationships, and you will be equipped with the tools required to write a professional business plan.

In your third semester, you will travel overseas for a live business challenge that involves receiving an executive-level briefing and, in the space of five days, creating a real-world business plan that can be pitched back to the executive. This kind of practical experience continues in the final semester with the creation of a Management Report, which brings together creative and financial learnings into one compelling package. Pitched to industry professionals, this capstone project is designed to present your screen business as well as your creative leadership skills.

Career opportunities

AFTRS’s Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership is designed for the screen leader ready to engage with the unlimited potential of the media industries. Armed with a suite of financial and entrepreneurial skills, graduates of this course will create new businesses, lead creative teams in the public and private sectors, and join a network of screen business alumni operating at the forefront of screen content around the globe.

AFTRS screen business alumni include: Chloe Rickard, Partner and COO, Jungle Entertainment; Nathan Anderson, COO and Executive Producer, Start VR; Peter Drinkwater, CEO of Screen Audience Research Australia (SARA); and Paul Wiegard, Co-owner, Madman.

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Peter Herbert

A writer, producer and executive producer for a many national and international companies, among them Crawford Productions, PBL Productions, Taffner…

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You will learn to

Evaluate the political, economic and social dynamics of the local and global screen business industries.

Analyse and communicate financial solutions through the critical evaluation of financial models.

Develop and apply an approach to business leadership to achieve a defined outcome.

Deploy appropriate research methods and strategic frameworks to construct a competitive business advantage that accounts for future growth.

Appraise a market’s potential and formulate an approach to reaching customers.

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How to apply

To apply you will need to:

1. Answer all mandatory questions marked with an asterisk (*).

2. Upload supporting documentation, which includes certified copies of your:
a) Proof of citizenship/residency
b) Highest educational qualification

3. Upload specific application tasks relevant to the course for which you are applying.

4. Agree to the terms and conditions at the end of the application.

You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. Save your application and log back in at any time prior to the closing date to pick up where you left off.

When uploading application tasks that are media/video files, please be patient as this can take some time.

If you require assistance, please contact info@aftrs.edu.au.

Admission requirements

Places in this course are competitive and are based on merit selection.

1. Prerequisites

Applicants to postgraduate programs are required to hold a relevant undergraduate degree at bachelor level, or to have completed equivalent work experience and/or training.

The typical duration of a bachelor degree is 3-4 years, and candidates applying by degree equivalence are required to demonstrate they have achieved corresponding learning outcomes by completing a similar volume of relevant work experience and/or training. If you wish to apply for admission to a postgraduate program by degree equivalence, contact the Student Centre.

2. Selection criteria

• Demonstrated experience or related skills relevant to discipline.
• A distinct creative perspective.
• A proven capacity for leadership and collaboration.
• A willingness and capacity to engage in critical thinking, reflection and research.

3. Resume and educational qualifications

Provide a one-page list of your achievements, educational qualifications and work experience. You must also provide a certified copy of your highest education level as detailed on the How and When to Apply page on the AFTRS website. Use the link provided for information on how to certify documents.

4. Proof of citizenship/residency

Ensure you submit a certified copy of your birth certificate or passport as detailed on the How and When to Apply page on the AFTRS website.Use the link provided for information on how to certify documents.

Application tasks

1. Business project proposal

Submit a one-page statement outlining your proposal for a current business project that you are interested in pursuing (approximately 500 words – submit as PDF file).

2. Personal statement

Write a personal statement that outlines your personal goals and how your prior experience and participation in this course will contribute towards you achieving these. Also include any other information you believe the assessors should know about you that would assist in your application to the school (approximately 500 words – submit as PDF file).

Changes in circumstances may impact upon the accuracy or currency of information. While AFTRS takes all due care to ensure that the information is accurate, it reserves the right to vary any information described here without notice.

Fees and scholarships

The tuition fees shown above are the indicative course tuition fees, expressed as both a total course cost and per annum cost. They are reviewed each year and you are liable for the additional tuition costs if the tuition fees rise during the course of your enrolment.

FEE-HELP

This course is FEE-HELP approved. Refer to the Study Assist website for details.

Scholarships

Equity and Indigenous Scholarships available.

International students

AFTRS welcomes international student applications into this course. You must be aware of your English language proficiency, visa conditions, health insurance and financial obligations you are required to meet as an overseas student.

Please refer to the International Students section for further information.

Admission requirements

International applicants must meet:
(a) the same academic admission requirements as domestic applicants, and
(b) a minimum English proficiency equivalent to an overall band score of 8.0 IELTS (exemption categories apply).

How to apply

To apply as an international student, there are several steps you will need to go through:

1. Admission requirements

Ensure that you meet the admission requirements above.

2. Obtain the application form

Contact the Student Centre on (02) 9805 6444 or studentinfo@aftrs.edu.au to discuss your intention to apply and ask for an international student application form to be sent to you. DO NOT use the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top of this page to apply online – this is for domestic students only.

3. Gather required documents

You must provide the required application documents when you submit your application. These documents include:
(a) all application tasks,
(b) resume,
as well as certified copies of your:
(c) highest educational qualification,
(d) passport, and
(e) English language proficiency test results.

Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a complete English translation made by an accredited translator.

4. Apply for the course

Send both your completed application form and the required documents back to the Student Centre prior to the closing date.

5. Wait for your offer

Assessment of your application will take place once the closing date has passed. You will be notified if further documents or additional information is required.
All international applicants who are considered for a place in the course will be required to attend an interview either in person (if already in Australia) or via online conference call (e.g. Skype).

6. Receive an offer

If your application is successful, you will receive an email with an Offer and Enrolment Guide comprising of:
1. Letter of Offer
2. How to accept your offer
3. How to pay your fees
4. How to obtain health cover
5. Enrolment information
6. Other related material

AFTRS also emails unsuccessful applicants.

7. Accept your offer

When you receive your Offer and Enrolment Guide, review your Letter of Offer and make sure all details are correct (including the exact spelling of your name). Accept your offer as per the instructions supplied.

8. Pay your fees and obtain health cover

Make arrangements to pay your fees and apply for Overseas Health Insurance Cover (OSHC). Provide a copy of your OSHC to the Student Centre.
You will then receive an email that confirms your enrolment, called a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

9. Apply for a student visa

Apply for a student visa with the Department of Home Affairs. You will need to provide your OSHC & CoE as part of this application.

10. Receive student visa

Advise the Student Centre once you have been successful in obtaining a student visa. We will then send you additional information regarding commencing your enrolment in your course.

If you require assistance with any of the above steps, please contact the Student Centre on (02) 9805 6444 or studentinfo@aftrs.edu.au.

Get Answers

How to apply

To apply you will need to:

1. Answer all mandatory questions marked with an asterisk (*).

2. Upload supporting documentation, which includes certified copies of your:
a) Proof of citizenship/residency
b) Highest educational qualification

3. Upload specific application tasks relevant to the course for which you are applying.

4. Agree to the terms and conditions at the end of the application.

You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. Save your application and log back in at any time prior to the closing date to pick up where you left off.

When uploading application tasks that are media/video files, please be patient as this can take some time.

If you require assistance, please contact info@aftrs.edu.au.

Admission requirements

Places in this course are competitive and are based on merit selection.

1. Prerequisites

Applicants to postgraduate programs are required to hold a relevant undergraduate degree at bachelor level, or to have completed equivalent work experience and/or training.

The typical duration of a bachelor degree is 3-4 years, and candidates applying by degree equivalence are required to demonstrate they have achieved corresponding learning outcomes by completing a similar volume of relevant work experience and/or training. If you wish to apply for admission to a postgraduate program by degree equivalence, contact the Student Centre.

2. Selection criteria

• Demonstrated experience or related skills relevant to discipline.
• A distinct creative perspective.
• A proven capacity for leadership and collaboration.
• A willingness and capacity to engage in critical thinking, reflection and research.

3. Resume and educational qualifications

Provide a one-page list of your achievements, educational qualifications and work experience. You must also provide a certified copy of your highest education level as detailed on the How and When to Apply page on the AFTRS website. Use the link provided for information on how to certify documents.

4. Proof of citizenship/residency

Ensure you submit a certified copy of your birth certificate or passport as detailed on the How and When to Apply page on the AFTRS website.Use the link provided for information on how to certify documents.

Application tasks

1. Business project proposal

Submit a one-page statement outlining your proposal for a current business project that you are interested in pursuing (approximately 500 words – submit as PDF file).

2. Personal statement

Write a personal statement that outlines your personal goals and how your prior experience and participation in this course will contribute towards you achieving these. Also include any other information you believe the assessors should know about you that would assist in your application to the school (approximately 500 words – submit as PDF file).

Changes in circumstances may impact upon the accuracy or currency of information. While AFTRS takes all due care to ensure that the information is accurate, it reserves the right to vary any information described here without notice.

Fees and scholarships

The tuition fees shown above are the indicative course tuition fees, expressed as both a total course cost and per annum cost. They are reviewed each year and you are liable for the additional tuition costs if the tuition fees rise during the course of your enrolment.

FEE-HELP

This course is FEE-HELP approved. Refer to the Study Assist website for details.

Scholarships

Equity and Indigenous Scholarships available.

International students

AFTRS welcomes international student applications into this course. You must be aware of your English language proficiency, visa conditions, health insurance and financial obligations you are required to meet as an overseas student.

Please refer to the International Students section for further information.

Admission requirements

International applicants must meet:
(a) the same academic admission requirements as domestic applicants, and
(b) a minimum English proficiency equivalent to an overall band score of 8.0 IELTS (exemption categories apply).

How to apply

To apply as an international student, there are several steps you will need to go through:

1. Admission requirements

Ensure that you meet the admission requirements above.

2. Obtain the application form

Contact the Student Centre on (02) 9805 6444 or studentinfo@aftrs.edu.au to discuss your intention to apply and ask for an international student application form to be sent to you. DO NOT use the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top of this page to apply online – this is for domestic students only.

3. Gather required documents

You must provide the required application documents when you submit your application. These documents include:
(a) all application tasks,
(b) resume,
as well as certified copies of your:
(c) highest educational qualification,
(d) passport, and
(e) English language proficiency test results.

Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a complete English translation made by an accredited translator.

4. Apply for the course

Send both your completed application form and the required documents back to the Student Centre prior to the closing date.

5. Wait for your offer

Assessment of your application will take place once the closing date has passed. You will be notified if further documents or additional information is required.
All international applicants who are considered for a place in the course will be required to attend an interview either in person (if already in Australia) or via online conference call (e.g. Skype).

6. Receive an offer

If your application is successful, you will receive an email with an Offer and Enrolment Guide comprising of:
1. Letter of Offer
2. How to accept your offer
3. How to pay your fees
4. How to obtain health cover
5. Enrolment information
6. Other related material

AFTRS also emails unsuccessful applicants.

7. Accept your offer

When you receive your Offer and Enrolment Guide, review your Letter of Offer and make sure all details are correct (including the exact spelling of your name). Accept your offer as per the instructions supplied.

8. Pay your fees and obtain health cover

Make arrangements to pay your fees and apply for Overseas Health Insurance Cover (OSHC). Provide a copy of your OSHC to the Student Centre.
You will then receive an email that confirms your enrolment, called a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

9. Apply for a student visa

Apply for a student visa with the Department of Home Affairs. You will need to provide your OSHC & CoE as part of this application.

10. Receive student visa

Advise the Student Centre once you have been successful in obtaining a student visa. We will then send you additional information regarding commencing your enrolment in your course.

If you require assistance with any of the above steps, please contact the Student Centre on (02) 9805 6444 or studentinfo@aftrs.edu.au.

DISCLAIMER: Changes in circumstances may impact upon the accuracy or currency of information. While AFTRS takes all due care to ensure that the information is accurate, it reserves the right to vary any information described here without notice.