Explore producing – the creative and the business: acquire an advanced skill set in the creation and development of screen stories, identifying and targeting, audiences, financing, production management and distribution.
Why study producing at AFTRS
AFTRS is a vital and active contributor to the Australian screen industry, a place where students have unparalleled access to the highest level screen producers, filmmakers and mentors. Practitioners at the top of their game continue to develop their skills at AFTRS, coming together for talks, networking, panels and screenings, sharing their knowledge and experience with the next generation.
Uniquely positioned to offer development of deep theoretical thinking and real-world practice – including advances in technology, AFTRS consistently ranks among the top fifteen film schools in the world. Graduates are fully equipped producers, ready to create bold, cutting edge screen content in the rapidly changing screen sector.
The Master or Arts Screen: Producing will propel you into a career in the screen industries, with specialist skills in ideation, development, team leadership and content creation for every screen existing or as yet unimagined. You will emerge with the skills vital to thrive in today’s fast-moving media landscape and join a network of influential alumni creating bold screen stories for hungry international audiences, within thriving production companies around the globe.
AFTRS Producing alumni include: Katie Shortland, Head of Business Affairs and Strategy for the CJZ Group; Michael Pontin, (Wyrmwood, 2014, co-producer; Backtrack, 2015, associate producer; Otherlife, 2017, producer, Standing up for Sunny, 2019, producer); Taylor Litton-Strain (Jade of Death, 2018, producer, All God’s Creatures, 2014, producer), Sheila Jayadev (Ali’s Wedding, 2017, Stateless, 2020); Liam Heyen (I Am Woman, 2019, co-producer, Top End Wedding, 2019, co-producer; Cleverman, associate producer), Luke Eve (High Life, 2017, Cancelled, 2020).
Meet your lecturers
Lyn Norfor is the Chief Technology Officer (Acting) at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and responsible for all productions, production technology and infrastructure. Previously she was Head of Producing and Production, AFTRS. Lyn was...
Karen Radzyner has produced two multi-award-winning TV mini-series – Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo (2011) and genre anthology Two Twisted (2006), the latter produced with Bryan Brown. She is also the producer of Being Veni...
Robbie Miles is an AFTRS alumnus (Graduate Certificate: Screen Drama – Directing & Screenwriting, 2009) and an experienced producer and development executive. Robbie spent several years working in Los Angeles and New York as a Development Exec...
Popular producing courses
Master of Arts Screen: Producing
The Master of Arts Screen: Producing will propel you into a career in the screen industries, with specialist skills in ideation, development, team leadership and content creation.
Intro to Producing
The AFTRS Intro to Producing course familiarises you with the roles and workflow of a producer in both TV and film, and teaches the most effective and efficient ways to produce a project.