AFTRS offers a range of introductory short courses taught by Australia’s best and brightest industry experts, covering a range of disciplines and areas in the film, television, radio and creative industries.
Designed for the absolute beginner, AFTRS’ introductory courses will give you key knowledge, skills and hands-on experience that you can apply straight away. Whether you want to launch your career in screen and broadcast, pick up a new skill, or dive into a new craft, AFTRS has plenty of offerings that will help you get familiar with your chosen area.
Our introductory courses are open to those aged 16+, offering a perfect early introduction to the industry, and an opportunity to learn new skills.
AFTRS offers courses online and on-campus at our state-of-the-art facilities in Moore Park.
Intro to VFX & 3D Animation
Get to know the processes, terminology, workflow and jobs behind contemporary digital post-production, visual effects and animationLearn More
Intro to Volume Studio Basics
This seminar style course offers an easy to understand introduction to the craft and practice of Virtual Production.Learn More
Intro to Directing
A three-week online course for anyone who wants to learn more about the responsibilities and workflow of the film and television director.Learn More
Intro to Screenwriting
Hands-on methods for building the foundations of character, story and structure used by professional screenwriters.Learn More
Intro to Producing & Screen Business
The AFTRS Intro to Producing and Screen Buisness course familiarises you with the roles and workflow of a producer in the contemporary screen media l...Learn More
Intro to Documentary
Get an introduction to the world of making documentary and factual TV, and learn how to start moving your documentary ideas into production.Learn More
Introduction to the Production Office
This self-paced AFTRS short course peeks behind the door and explores the inner workings of the production team of a scripted live-action project.Learn More
Introduction to Production Design for Film and Screen
Explores the craft of production design and what it means to be a production designer for film and screen.Learn More
Introduction to Assistant Directing
Discover what it takes to be a first assistant director and learn about the skills required to be successful in this pivotal screen production role.Learn More