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A still from 'Cattle' | Dir. Kerinne Jenkins


AFTRS has a long and successful history of postgraduate study. The school was established to provide high-level training to creative practitioners and the calibre of our programs has resulted in AFTRS being consistently named among the top 15 film schools in the world by The Hollywood Reporter, the only Australian education institution to make this prestigious list. Graduates of our postgraduate radio courses attract the attention of industry bigwigs, resulting in a nearly 100% employment rate for our students.

AFTRS works closely with industry to ensure its courses are relevant, innovative and future-focused. Postgraduate coursework is informed by industry leaders and delivered to students, who will, in turn, become industry leaders themselves. Our highly skilled graduates are well respected, in demand and exceedingly accomplished. AFTRS alumni have won and been nominated for a slate of Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA, AACTA and Commercial Radio Awards, and are the creative forces behind some of Australia’s most iconic works of radio, television and cinema.


The Master of Arts Screen is a hands-on transformative learning experience. The two year, full-time degree is designed to enable the future creative leaders of the industry and fast-track screen professionals into head-of-department positions. This course, available in 10 disciplines – animation, cinematography, directing, documentary, editing, music, producing, production design, screenwriting and sound – offers shared subjects, deep discipline learning and cross-disciplinary projects to allow you develop a dynamic and multi-faceted skill-set. An ongoing cycle of practical collaborations enables you to hone your skills, apply creative thinking to real-world scenarios and develop life-long partnerships. The course culminates in a funded, major creative work.


The MA Screen: Business and Leadership is a transformational program that provides students with the skills and knowledge to succeed and thrive as leaders in today’s fast-moving screen business environment. The ability to adapt and thrive are defining features of successful companies. Offering a unique blend of creative leadership and business essentials, in this course you will learn the latest approaches to managing creativity, applying leadership principles to your own workplace and career pathways. By the end of the MA Screen: Business and Leadership, you will have discovered your own unique leadership style; how to shape a working business model; and, crucially, you will also have an understanding of how to persuade people to their cause. The course is practical, high-level, current and collaborative.


A hands-on, highly practical course for tomorrow’s on-air and behind-the-scenes broadcasters. Realise your potential to create and deliver compelling, innovative content for radio and digital platforms. Learn in state of the art digital studios, build key contacts and work alongside industry professionals. Emerge with highly sought after, advanced broadcasting skills and a network of industry contacts. This course produces creative radio professionals capable of contributing to and shaping the broadcast industry. The course is delivered in a supportive and challenging learning environment which will prepare professionals for, and sustain them in, their future roles in the radio and multiplatform broadcasting industries. Graduates are qualified to work in commercial or public radio.