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2019 Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production

Behind the scenes of 'Suburban Wildlife' | Dir. Imogen McCluskey | Photo: Chelsea Thistlewaite

Applications open:
02 Jul 2018

Applications close:
12 Nov 2018

Duration:
3 years full-time

icon Sydney

icon $41,760 ($13,920 p.a.)

FEE-HELP and scholarships available

Lead the next generation of content creators

Screen stories are changing the world. From YouTube to Netflix to global cinema releases, they are shaping the way we think, feel and engage. There has never been such demand for screen content, and the AFTRS Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production aims to give you the knowledge and skills to seize that opportunity and create stories that are powerful, unique and Australian.

This course is designed for students with a passion for storytelling and a commitment to a career in the screen industries. We’re eager to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds who are imaginative, collaborative and keen to develop their voice as Australian storytellers.

Become a multi-skilled content creator

The film, television and creative industries are looking for multi-skilled content creators who are comfortable working in all the key creative roles and able to produce content across platforms.

Meet the needs of the creative industries

The Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production has been developed in response to the needs of employers across the sector.

Combine theory and practice

As a student, you will combine theory and practice to explore ideas through your own projects.  During the course you will take part in at least five or six major productions as well as regular mini exercises.

Is the 2019 Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production right for you?

  • Immerse yourself in 18 hours of teaching each week, and 6 + hours of self-directed learning
  • Become a multi-skilled screen storyteller with skills in all key creative roles
  • Gain hands-on screen production experience, working across platforms
  • Benefit from strong links to the industry as courses are taught by current screen industry professionals and you will work to production briefs from leading creative industry partners (these have included: Jungle, CJZ, iHeartRadio)
  • Graduate industry-ready with opportunities for work placements
  • Develop networks, working with students from a diverse range of backgrounds

You will get to use the following equipment during the course:

  • Year One: Sony NX70, Canon 550D, Zoom H4n, LED Lightpanel, LED Fresnel kit.
  • Year Two: As above, plus Sony FS-5, Tascam DR-70D, radio mics, Red-head and Dedo-lights, grip equipment and studios.
  • Year Three: As above, plus access to the following facilities and equipment based on elective subjects; Easy-rig, Samyang primes, Zeiss & Canon Zooms, filters, edit suites, recording studios and mix theatre.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the AFTRS Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production, you will have a wide range of knowledge and skills and an adaptable, forward-looking approach that will put you at the forefront of industry innovation and practice. You will be prepared for entry-level jobs in the screen, media and creative industries.

Potential careers:

  • Entry level roles in production companies
  • Entry level roles in post-production companies
  • Screen entrepreneurs
  • In-house video content producers
  • YouTube creators

What you will learn

Story

Image

Sound

Character and performance

Rhythm and juxtaposition

Screen business

Production

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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 the Student Centre (02) 9805 6444 or studentinfo@aftrs.edu.au or refer to the Application Guidance Notes.

Admission requirements

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

1. Higher School Certificate and proof of citizenship/residency

We do not assess exam scores or ATAR rankings. However, all applicants must be due to complete their Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) by the start of the program.

Applicants are required to provide a certified copy of one of the following:

• For applicants currently enrolled in high school: proof of enrolment in a senior secondary qualification you are due to complete this year (Higher School Certificate, International Baccalaureate, or equivalent).
• For applicants who have completed secondary school: a copy of your Higher School Certificate, International Baccalaureate, or, if applicable, tertiary or vocational qualification.

Applicants who believe they have achieved the learning outcomes of a senior secondary certificate of education through means other than formal schooling (such as professional experience) should contact the Student Centre to discuss required documentation.

Applicants must submit certified copies of the documents specified above and either your birth certificate or passport.

2. Selection criteria

• A commitment to a career in the creative industries and what it takes to get there.
• Creative thinking in the form of storytelling.
• An ability to produce and communicate thoughts and feelings about a piece of creative work.
• A capacity for study.

Refer to the Application Rubric for more information.

Application tasks

For help and support in completing the following tasks, please see our Application Guidance Notes.

1. Your story

In no more than 1,000 words, or a 3 minute audio or video recording, tell us your story in two parts:

(a) Tell us your story: who you are; what you love to do; your goals, experiences, and values.
(b) Let us know a bit about what you have accomplished so far: include details of any activities, awards or achievements that demonstrate your abilities or commitment to creating screen content.

Submit by filling out and uploading the Your Story form, or uploading a video or audio recording.

2. Review of a creative piece

In 300 – 500 words or a 1 minute audio or video recording, review an Australian film, play, book, television series, painting, music or other significant work of art that has strongly resonated with you in a positive or negative way and, to some extent, tells us something about you.

3. Creative work

Your submission should showcase your best work and demonstrate your ability to tell an engaging and imaginative story. You will not be judged on the technical proficiency of the work or the quality of the equipment you have used, but on your creative storytelling abilities.

Submit your single best piece of work – submissions must not exceed the specified length limit and you should not submit multiple films, a showreel or extra material if your creative work is shorter than specified in the Application Guidance Notes.

For still-image submissions only, provide an explanatory statement, audio or video explaining how your piece helps tell a story.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Annual tuition fee $13,920, ($41,760 total indicative course fee).

AFTRS tuition fees 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

AFTRS has Storytelling, Equity, Virgin Australia and Indigenous Scholarships available.

Student profile

The Student Profile table gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students who commenced in this course in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

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.

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 the Student Centre (02) 9805 6444 or studentinfo@aftrs.edu.au or refer to the Application Guidance Notes.

Admission requirements

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

1. Higher School Certificate and proof of citizenship/residency

We do not assess exam scores or ATAR rankings. However, all applicants must be due to complete their Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) by the start of the program.

Applicants are required to provide a certified copy of one of the following:

• For applicants currently enrolled in high school: proof of enrolment in a senior secondary qualification you are due to complete this year (Higher School Certificate, International Baccalaureate, or equivalent).
• For applicants who have completed secondary school: a copy of your Higher School Certificate, International Baccalaureate, or, if applicable, tertiary or vocational qualification.

Applicants who believe they have achieved the learning outcomes of a senior secondary certificate of education through means other than formal schooling (such as professional experience) should contact the Student Centre to discuss required documentation.

Applicants must submit certified copies of the documents specified above and either your birth certificate or passport.

2. Selection criteria

• A commitment to a career in the creative industries and what it takes to get there.
• Creative thinking in the form of storytelling.
• An ability to produce and communicate thoughts and feelings about a piece of creative work.
• A capacity for study.

Refer to the Application Rubric for more information.

Application tasks

For help and support in completing the following tasks, please see our Application Guidance Notes.

1. Your story

In no more than 1,000 words, or a 3 minute audio or video recording, tell us your story in two parts:

(a) Tell us your story: who you are; what you love to do; your goals, experiences, and values.
(b) Let us know a bit about what you have accomplished so far: include details of any activities, awards or achievements that demonstrate your abilities or commitment to creating screen content.

Submit by filling out and uploading the Your Story form, or uploading a video or audio recording.

2. Review of a creative piece

In 300 – 500 words or a 1 minute audio or video recording, review an Australian film, play, book, television series, painting, music or other significant work of art that has strongly resonated with you in a positive or negative way and, to some extent, tells us something about you.

3. Creative work

Your submission should showcase your best work and demonstrate your ability to tell an engaging and imaginative story. You will not be judged on the technical proficiency of the work or the quality of the equipment you have used, but on your creative storytelling abilities.

Submit your single best piece of work – submissions must not exceed the specified length limit and you should not submit multiple films, a showreel or extra material if your creative work is shorter than specified in the Application Guidance Notes.

For still-image submissions only, provide an explanatory statement, audio or video explaining how your piece helps tell a story.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Annual tuition fee $13,920, ($41,760 total indicative course fee).

AFTRS tuition fees 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

AFTRS has Storytelling, Equity, Virgin Australia and Indigenous Scholarships available.

Student profile

The Student Profile table gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students who commenced in this course in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

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.