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School Holidays

Behind the scenes of 'Shadows' | Dir. Eugene Dyson

Develop your skills as an emerging creative



AFTRS is committed to a safe working and learning environment for everyone in our community and has developed and implemented a COVID-Safe Plan with guidelines for on-campus working and learning.

AFTRS’ COVID-Safe Guidelines and Protocols


AFTRS Teens Workshops for high school students are the perfect way to develop your skills and meet other aspiring creatives.

We run a variety of courses in each of the four school holidays. Our workshops are taught by industry professionals using industry-standard equipment and, where appropriate, are held in AFTRS’ state-of-the-art film, TV and radio studios.

With a constantly evolving pathway of courses in filmmaking, digital animation, screenwriting and radio, you can explore and deepen your creative skills set.

Also look out for our introductory Short Courses for 16 yrs and over, including the Intro to Directing, Documentary, Screenwriting, Producing and Production Design which are great introductions to the disciplines.  For further information contact shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.

Sign up early to secure a spot and receive a 10% early bird discount for bookings made at least 28 days in advance.

Read more about AFTRS’ under 18s, refund and discount policies.


“Great course. New friends and new ideas that helped us grow as filmmakers. Excellent!” – Student, The Real Filmmaking Workshop

“I loved every minute of it. Given the chance, I would do it all over again!” – Student, Writing a Short Film

If you’d like to encourage your school to incorporate creative skills in your classroom tell your teacher about Media Lab a great screen and broadcast resource for primary and secondary schools