On Saturday 13 August, we held our annual Open Day, focusing on the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production, Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting, Master of Arts Screen and Master of Arts Screen: Business programs.
Prospective students got to know our lecturers, students, and alumni, attended live chats and panel discussions, participated in exciting hands-on exercises, took an access-all-areas campus tour, settled into a screening of work produced at the School, and got some tips on applications for the 2023 intake.
|10.00 am||Welcome to Country by AFTRS Elder in Residence, Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor
Welcome Address by AFTRS CEO, Nell Greenwood
|11.00 am||Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting information session with Program Convenor Natalie Pozdeev and alumnus Pariya Taherzadeh|
|11.00 am||Meet the Mentors (Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production): Breakout Session 1|
|11.30 am||Meet the Mentors (Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting): Breakout Session|
|11.45 am||Master of Arts Screen and Master of Arts Screen: Business information session with Director of Teaching and Learning David Balfour, MAS Acting Program Convenor Maija Howe, and MASB Program Convenor and Head of Screen Business Peter Herbert|
|12.30 pm||Mix Theatre demo with Head of Sound Design Stephen Murphy|
|1.00 pm||Meet the Mentors (Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production): Breakout Session 2|
|1.00 pm||Meet the Mentors (Master of Arts Screen and Master of Arts Screen: Business): Breakout Session|
|2.00 pm||Career Pathways: AFTRS CEO Nell Greenwood will be in
conversation with AFTRS Council members Debra Richards (Netflix APAC Production Policy Director) and Annabelle Herd (ARIA and PPCA CEO)
|2.00 pm||Meet the Mentors (Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production): Breakout Session 3|
|2.30 pm||Application Tips with the Admissions Team|
|3.00 pm||Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production student panel with screening and Q&A|
We will also be holding a special Student Support Information Session on Tuesday 16 August (virtual only) from 5.30 – 6.30 pm (AEST). Join via Zoom.
All day activities
On the hour, every hour (11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm)
Student Centre and Support info desk
Scholarships info desk
First Nations info desk
Studio 1: Volume screen and studio set demo
Studio 2: Masters works
Studio 3: Live Filming Exercise with Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production students
Open for tours and browse the extension collection
Open Day Book Sale
Best of the Fest film showcase
View the best of the festival-selected films by AFTRS alumni.
Virtual or on-campus tour of the facilities: Radio and Podcasting studios, Editing and post-production suites, Recording studios, Mix Theatre and more
Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production
The Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production is designed for students with a passion and commitment to creating stories that are powerful and distinctively Australian.
Delivered full-time over three years, this program has been developed in response to the needs of employers across the sector, aiming to give students the skills to become adaptable content creators who can work in a variety of creative roles, and produce content across platforms.
Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting
The Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting is a hands-on, dynamic program for emerging broadcasters, podcasters and radio producers. Through specialised training and collaboration, in class and during live broadcasts, you will learn at an advanced level that the cornerstones of good content are communication, storytelling and knowing your audience.
AFTRS offers this program full-time on campus, and part-time online with optional on-campus broadcasts, so you can work full-time while you study remotely, from anywhere in Australia.
Master of Arts Screen (9 Disciplines)
The Master of Arts Screen is a hands-on transformative learning experience. This two-year, full-time degree is designed to empower and enable future creative leaders of the screen industry and fast-track their careers.
Offered in 9 disciplines (Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound Design, Music, Documentary), the program includes shared subjects in screen studies, research and development, deep discipline learning and cross-disciplinary projects to allow students to develop a dynamic and multi-faceted skill set. An ongoing cycle of practical collaborations enables students to hone their skills, apply creative thinking to real-world scenarios and develop life-long partnerships.
Master of Arts Screen: Business
Designed for a new generation of screen leaders, AFTRS’ Master of Arts Screen: Business is Australia’s foremost screen business course. For more than a decade it has accelerated the careers of screen media practitioners, delivering high-quality content to producers, developers, broadcasters, filmmakers, creative arts managers, founders, and many screen sector entrepreneurs.
Offered full and part-time with flexible teaching formats and study patterns, this is a transformational program designed for mid-career professionals from all aspects of the screen media sector.