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Short Courses: What's on in June?

Students filming for visual effects (VFX)

AFTRS is helping you take the next step in your career with a suite of exceptional short courses this month. With introductory courses for absolute beginners, to development training for industry professionals, there’s something here to help you upskill, hone your craft, and advance your career in the screen industry. 

Enter the world of VFX and 3D animation with our brand-new course, Intro to VFX & 3D Animation. Understand what goes on behind the scenes of a blockbuster with this beginner online course, covering contemporary digital visual effects, animation and post-production. Led by industry leader, Alexander Hoetzer, you’ll gain insider perspectives on professional creative processes and the pathways to a career in VFX. Join us on June 26 for the first of four Zoom sessions with Alexander and fuel your passion for visual effects. 

Editors unite! Level up your production game with our Editing with Avid Fundamentals course. Understand the ins and outs of industry-standard editing software Avid Media Composer and practice editing multi-camera footage from an award-winning TV series. Learning at AFTRS over one weekend, you will leave our media lab with the skills and knowledge to edit efficiently and confidently. You can also check out our 4-day Avid MC101 Intensive and start your journey to becoming an Avid Certified User for Media Composer.

Remove “no comment” from your vocabulary and learn professional media skills from the best in the business. Distinguished author, journalist and broadcaster Tracey Spicer AM brings her wealth of experience to deliver strategies on authenticity and impact in this one-day course. Remain cool, calm and collected in every future media interaction thanks to our bespoke Media Skills training. 

And finally if you’re in Sydney this month, make sure you check out Sydney Film Festival, running from 7-18 June. Continuing our year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, AFTRS is presenting a selection of restored short films by AFTRS alumni who went onto make some of Australia’s most ground-breaking and beloved screen stories. See the full program here.


Explore all of our short courses in June:

Presentation Skills | June 20 (online)

Storytelling for Business | June 23 (on campus)

Editing with Avid Fundamentals | June 24 (on campus)

Intro to VFX & 3D Animation | June 26 (online)

Intro to Directing | June 26 (online)

Intro to Documentary | June 27 (online) 

Mobile Content Creation | June 28 (on campus)

Voice Over Fundamentals | June 29 (on campus)

Screen Business Essentials: Navigating Growth | June 29 (online)