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Cinematography

Daniel Bolt on the set of 'The Greenhouse' | Dir. Thomas Wilson White | Photo: Jack Baxter

Explore Cinematography: Becoming a great cinematographer requires mastery of screen language, leadership, and the ability to collaborate on visual storytelling.

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Why study Cinematography at AFTRS

Cinematography at AFTRS is highly regarded. Graduates have enjoyed successful careers across the screen industry. We are committed to the excellence we have established over 45 years, built upon the quality of our teachers and close industry links.

Master visual storytelling

Intensive practical workshops and cross-disciplinary exercises allow you to hone your leadership skills in collaboration with students from other disciplines.

Develop your creative skill-set

Learn how you have been informed by methodologies of the past, and how your practice engages with contemporary screen culture and its emerging trends and technologies.

Career opportunities

Studying cinematography at AFTRS will enable you to shoot different screen narratives in a variety of formats and styles. This course will propel you into a career as a professional cinematographer. AFTRS graduates dominate the Australian Cinematography Awards at State and National level.

AFTRS Cinematography alumni include Warwick Thornton, who shot The Sapphires (2012) and Sweet Country (2017). Two AFTRS Cinematography graduates have won Oscars: Andrew Lesnie, Best Achievement in Cinematography for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), and Dion Beebe, Best Achievement in Cinematography for Memoirs of a Geisha (2006).

Meet Your Lecturers

Kim Batterham ACS

Kim Batterham has been a director of photography for over 25 years. Kim has shot features, mini-series, TV series, independent…

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Carolyn Constantine ACS

Carolyn Constantine ACS began her career in Sydney, and having risen through the ranks of the camera department, now works…

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