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2019 Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership

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

Applications open:
02 Jul 2018

Applications close:
17 Oct 2018

Duration:
2 years part-time

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

Sydney

Domestic Fee:
$29,736

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

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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 a uniquely industry-facing institution, able to offer a blend of theory and real-world practice unparalleled in Australia. Our Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership is high-level, current and collaborative.

Launched in 2005, the Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership has delivered influential creative and business leaders across the entire media landscape. It has driven the expansion and growth of new and existing IP, generated sustainable start-ups, and led to the monetisation and incorporation of the latest technology within highly developed creative business models. Most importantly, it has been the inspiration for the implementation of career-changing strategies and innovation for many of today’s screen media leaders.

Is the 2019 Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership right for you?

Over two years, through a series of weekend intensives, you will learn how to create and develop your business proposition. You will learn the finance and strategic thinking needed to write a career-focussed, professional business model, the language and persuasive skills of ideas-based entrepreneurs, and the numbers necessary to support your pitch.

Discovering and refining your own distinct leadership style will enable you to bring all the creative and business threads of the course together into one compelling package. You will then pitch in the final weekend and sell your idea to the market – a vital experience in this world of competing narratives.

Be inspired by lecturers, creative leaders and expert guests drawn directly from industry. Meet like-minded students driving projects and business proposals, many of whom will become life-long friends and colleagues. Join AFTRS and learn how to thrive in the media content industries.

Career opportunities

AFTRS’s Master or Arts Screen: Business and Leadership is the right course for the screen leader ready to engage with the unlimited potential of the screen media industries. Armed with a suite of financial and entrepreneurial skills, graduates of this course will create new businesses, embark on exciting career changes, lead creative teams in both the public and private sectors, and join a network of screen business alumni operating at the forefront of screen technology and 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 owner Madman.

Meet our Head of Producing

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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What you will learn

Evaluate the political, economic and social dynamics of the local and global screen business industries and develop solutions to identified issues.

Analyse, identify and communicate financial matters through the critical evaluation of financial models, frameworks and measures.

Develop and apply an approach to leadership in their business or career to achieve a defined outcome.

Deploy appropriate research methods, strategic frameworks and an approach to innovation to construct a competitive business advantage, overcoming issues and planning for future growth.

Appraise a market’s potential and formulate an approach to reaching customers that aligns to a screen product or company.

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How to apply

Admission requirements

Application tasks

Fees and scholarships

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

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.

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).

Tuition Fees

$29,736 ($13,806 Year 1, $15,930 Year 2)

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.

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

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).

Fees and scholarships

Tuition Fees

$29,736 ($13,806 Year 1, $15,930 Year 2)

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.

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.