On Saturday 8 August, we held our first-ever virtual Open Day, welcoming creatives from all over Australia and the world who joined us as we took a deep dive into the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production. They got to know our lecturers, students and alumni, joined live chats and panel discussions, took a virtual campus tour, enjoyed work produced at the School, and got some tips on how to ace applications for the 2021 intake.
We also hosted drop-in sessions for those who missed our recent virtual Postgraduate Information Week, which covered all 10 disciplines offered in the Master of Arts Screen, the Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership and Graduate Diploma in Radio programs and can be viewed here.
Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production Information Session
Course Leader Joe Hepworth is joined by Subject Leaders to give an overview of the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production, sharing key insights and information on the undergraduate course designed for students with a passion for storytelling seeking a career in the screen industries.
First Nations at AFTRS Panel w/ Students and Alumni
Current students and alumni shared their AFTRS experience with AFTRS Indigenous Project Coordinator Joseph Cardona. Find out why they applied and why you should too.
AFTRS Student Experience
An open session with the AFTRS Student Centre team about life on campus, including a candid Q&A. See if they asked one of your burning questions.
THE STORYTELLERS’ STORIES
Our multi-skilled content creators have a passion for telling stories that are powerful, unique and Australian. They are establishing themselves as the formidable next generation of creatives. This magazine offers a snapshot of their success stories, accounts of their personal experiences, examples of their work, and advice for their soon-to-be successors: you.
GOOD CONTENT ON DEMAND
Let current Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production student Joelle Sanounou (Australia for UNHCR Beddie Scholarship recipient) take you on a virtual tour of our world-class facilities, take a seat in our screening room for a showcase of some of the best recent student films and lend us your ears in the AFTRS Radio listening lounge. When you’re ready for more, click over to the Good Content Playlist for a curated selection of student and alumni works, visit our blog for engaging interviews and read the latest AFTRS news, before you head over to YouTube for dozens of top tips, masterclasses and staff picks. If podcasts are more your thing, don’t miss Lumina and Talk Talk.
GET TO KNOW OUR COURSES
BACHELOR OF ARTS SCREEN: PRODUCTION
Screen stories are changing the world. From YouTube to Netflix and global cinema releases, they are shaping the way we think and feel about the world around us. There has never been such demand for screen content, and the AFTRS Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production aims to give you the knowledge and skills to seize this opportunity.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN RADIO
Offered in full and part-time, The Graduate Diploma in Radio is a hands-on course for emerging broadcasters, podcasters and radio producers. You will learn at an advanced level that the essential elements of good content are communication, storytelling and knowing your audience.
MASTER OF ARTS SCREEN (OFFERED IN 10 DISCIPLINES)
Offered in 10 disciplines (Directing, Producing, Editing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Production Design, Animation, Documentary, Sound and Music), the Master of Arts Screen is designed to enable the future creative leaders of the industry and fast-track screen professionals careers.
MASTER OF ARTS SCREEN: BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP
The Master of Arts Screen: Business and Leadership is Australia’s foremost creative screen business course, delivering a high-level, best-practice program in contemporary screen business and creative leadership.
GET TO KNOW OUR BA SUBJECT LEADERS
At AFTRS, you get access to world-class educators with extensive industry experience, who are actively contributing to the Australian story. Meet the people who will support and shape your learning at the School – their credits are impressive.
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ALL THE NITTY GRITTY
6 JUL – Applications open for 2021 intake
6-11 JUL – Postgraduate Information Week (catch up here)
8 AUG – Open Day
10 AUG – Scholarship applications open
31 AUG – Applications close – postgraduate
9 NOV – Applications close – undergraduate
9 NOV – Scholarship applications close
5 JAN – Offer acceptances close
31 JAN – Upfront fee payment deadline
5 FEB – Enrolments close
22-26 FEB – Orientation
HOW TO APPLY
AFTRS’ courses are based on entry by merit selection –
- Applicants for an AFTRS award course must satisfy admission requirements.
- Each AFTRS award course has its own specific entry requirements.
- Specific application tasks are to be completed as part of the selection process.
Find out more on eligibility, selection criteria and application tasks here.
FEES AND FEE-HELP
There are two options for the payment of fees:
- Up-front Payment
Eligible students may apply for FEE-HELP, the Australian government loan scheme, to pay all or some of their tuition fees. Detailed information concerning eligibility is available on the Study Assist website.
NB: the proposed Government reforms pertain to the university fee structure. AFTRS is not a university and our courses are not supported by commonwealth funding.
AFTRS domestic fees are frozen at the 2020 fee structure.
International fees will likely be reduced.
To inspire creativity and innovation, we want to work with students from diverse backgrounds. In order to achieve this, we offer a range of scholarships that recognise excellence and assist with the costs associated with higher education. Education is a worthwhile investment in your future, and there are various options to help you reach your study goals.
- Scholarship applications open:
Mon 10 August 2020
- Scholarship applications close:
Mon 9 November 2020
Scholarships on offer for the 2021 intake will be announced in the coming weeks here.
AFTRS’ RESPONSE TO COVID-19
AFTRS is planning to return to full on-campus teaching and production practices in 2021. Should the government reintroduce enforced restrictions, we will adhere to COVID-Safe Guidelines and modify teaching practices accordingly.
AFTRS was instrumental in the development of new Australian Screen Production Industry COVID-Safe Guidelines.
For all your follow-up questions, reach us by phone 1300 223 877 or email email@example.com.