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Award Courses

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Awards Division

The Awards Division delivers the School’s self-accredited Bachelor of Art Screen, Master of Arts Screen, Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership, and Graduate Diploma of Radio programs – the flagship media production programs of their type in the country.

The Division of around 67 staff has a matrix organisational structure.

There are currently 12 industry departments informing degree teaching: screenwriting, producing, directing, documentary, animation and VFX, production, design, cinematography, sound, editing, music, and screen theory.

Heads of Department are renowned industry practitioners, leading Senior Lecturers, Lecturers and Tutors as required.

Course Leaders and their Admin Coordinators ensure students receive quality teaching and learning.

An Education Unit helps teachers perfect their teaching skills. The Student Centre ensures student welfare and academic records are maintained.

The Division is managed by a Director and Deputy Director working closely with all AFTRS Divisions and external partners to help project compelling Australian stories and storytellers around the world.

  • Caroline Grose

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    Caroline Grose

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    Senior Lecturer – Screenwriting

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  • Gerald Mair

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    Gerald Mair

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    Senior Lecturer – Sound

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  • Cody Jarrett

    Cody has gained both industry and teaching experience since completing a B...

    Cody Jarrett

    Cody has gained both industry and teaching experience since completing a BA in Communications at Macquarie University and an MA in Film, Television and Theatre Studies from the University of…

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    Senior Lecturer – Producing

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  • Alicia Gleeson

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    Alicia Gleeson

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    Senior Lecturer – Editing

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  • Simeon Bryan

    Simeon Bryan is an accomplished cinematographer who has worked successfull...

    Simeon Bryan

    Simeon Bryan is an accomplished cinematographer who has worked successfully across the full spectrum of film and broadcast industries. His training began in London in 1884 working as a runner…

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    Senior Lecturer – Cinematography

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  • Linda Browne

    Linda Browne was appointed as Manager, Student Centre in 2013. Prior to th...

    Linda Browne

    Linda Browne was appointed as Manager, Student Centre in 2013. Prior to that Linda was the Senior Project Officer on the TEQSA Re-Registration Project for AFTRS in 2012 and the…

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    Head of Student Services

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  • Kim Batterham ACS

    Kim Batterham has been a director of photography for over 25 years. Kim ha...

    Kim Batterham ACS

    Kim Batterham has been a director of photography for over 25 years. Kim has shot features, mini-series, TV series, independent dramas and documentary. He has been recognised for the high…

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    Head of Cinematography

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  • Stephen Murphy

    During his childhood Stephen Murphy developed a fascination with film, tel...

    Stephen Murphy

    During his childhood Stephen Murphy developed a fascination with film, television and sound that has been with him ever since. On leaving high school he made this his life work,…

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    Head of Sound

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  • Dr. Pieter Aquilla

    Dr. Pieter Aquilia is a scriptwriter, script editor and director, who has ...

    Dr. Pieter Aquilla

    Dr. Pieter Aquilia is a scriptwriter, script editor and director, who has combined her creative practice with a career in academia. Formerly an Associate Dean and Associate Arts Professor for…

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    Head of Screenwriting

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  • Dr. Matthew Campora

    Dr. Matthew Campora is a lecturer in Screen Studies at the Australian Film...

    Dr. Matthew Campora

    Dr. Matthew Campora is a lecturer in Screen Studies at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney. Matthew completed his PhD in Film Studies in 2009 at the…

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    Head of Screen Studies

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  • Igor Nay

    As a successful and recognised art director and production designer in fil...

    Igor Nay

    As a successful and recognised art director and production designer in film and television for over 20 years, Igor Nay has established expertise and practical application in Screen Design and…

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    Head of Production Design

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  • Daphne Paris

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    Daphne Paris

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    Head of Production

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  • Peter Herbert

    A writer, producer and executive producer for a many national and internat...

    Peter Herbert

    A writer, producer and executive producer for a many national and international companies, among them Crawford Productions, PBL Productions, Taffner Ramsay, Beyond International and Granada, Peter began his career writing…

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    Head of Producing

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  • Cameron Patrick

    Cameron Patrick is an Annie Award nominee and AGSC Screen Music Award winn...

    Cameron Patrick

    Cameron Patrick is an Annie Award nominee and AGSC Screen Music Award winner whose screen experience spans 29 years. He is an accomplished composer and orchestrator of music for film…

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    Head of Music

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  • Rowan Woods

    Rowan Woods is an award-winning director of television and feature films. ...

    Rowan Woods

    Rowan Woods is an award-winning director of television and feature films. He directed The Boys working with his AFTRS colleague writer/producer/director Robert Connolly. The Boys starred Toni Collette and David Wenham…

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    Head of Directing

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  • David Balfour

    David Balfour joined AFTRS in 2014 as the Head of Teaching and Learning. P...

    David Balfour

    David Balfour joined AFTRS in 2014 as the Head of Teaching and Learning. Prior to working at AFTRS, David was Film Department Co-ordinator and Lecturer at SAE Melbourne, and the…

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    Head of Teaching and Learning

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  • Fyona Smith

    Fyona Smith lectures in Radio and has worked in the Australian commercial ...

    Fyona Smith

    Fyona Smith lectures in Radio and has worked in the Australian commercial radio industry for more than 15 years. Fyona comes to AFTRS with a wealth of experience from Southern…

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    Head of Radio

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  • Wendy Thompson

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    Wendy Thompson

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    Course Leader – Graduate Certificates

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  • Bree Sigsworth-Pryce

    Before joining AFTRS, Bree was an English, Communication and Humanities te...

    Bree Sigsworth-Pryce

    Before joining AFTRS, Bree was an English, Communication and Humanities teacher at TAFENSW with nearly 10 years experience and a Course Coordinator responsible for course management and student support. Bree…

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    Course Leader – Diplomas

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  • Joe Hepworth

    Joe has been a content creator and screenwriter for film and television fo...

    Joe Hepworth

    Joe has been a content creator and screenwriter for film and television for over 15 years, with writing commissions spanning companies such as the BBC, Eon Productions and Screen Yorkshire.…

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    Course Leader – BA

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  • Nell Greenwood

    Nell Greenwood is a teacher, screenwriter and script consultant with over ...

    Nell Greenwood

    Nell Greenwood is a teacher, screenwriter and script consultant with over twenty years of experience in screen education and international film and television production. For the last nine years, Nell…

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    Head of Programs

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  • Lisa Sweeney

    Lisa Sweeney began her media career in newspaper journalism and moved to r...

    Lisa Sweeney

    Lisa Sweeney began her media career in newspaper journalism and moved to radio a few years later following a stint as a comedy performer. Lisa's first role was as a…

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    Program Leader – Radio

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  • Dr. Ian Lang

    Dr. Lang has had a 25-year career in screen education. He was, most recent...

    Dr. Ian Lang

    Dr. Lang has had a 25-year career in screen education. He was, most recently, based in China as a visiting professor at the Beijing Film Academy and Communication University of…

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    Director of Curriculum and Registrar

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