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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 and reflect 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 40 years of teaching cinematographers, built upon the quality of our teachers and close industry links, which offer career opportunities and recognition of your work.

Master visual storytelling

Intensive practical workshops and cross-disciplinary exercises, allow you to master screen language and leadership, and hone your ability to collaborate and reflect on visual storytelling.

Develop your creative skill-set

Learning how you have been informed by innovations and processes 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 a wide variety of screen narratives, formats and styles and propel you to becoming a professional Cinematographer. AFTRS graduates dominate the Australian Cinematography Awards at State and National level. Graduates include Warwick Thornton, whose cinematography credits include The Sapphires and Sweet Country; Andrew Lesnie, Oscar winner in Cinematography forĀ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; and Dion Beebe, Oscar winner forĀ Memoirs of a Geisha.