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Mark Ward


Mark is a sound designer and media educator with some 30 years experience, and currently teaches into both the Bachelor and Masters programmes at AFTRS.

Mark studied film, literature and creative writing at Curtin University before graduating from AFTRS specialising in Directing with recognised work in Sound. After graduation, he co-founded the sound design house Counterpoint Sound and the production company Oracle Pictures, and has a wide range of sound credits including Ray Lawrence’s Lantana (2001), Phillip Noyce’ The Quiet American (2001) and Jane Campion’s In the Cut (2003). Mark was Head of Sound at AFTRS between 2006 and 2009, and since that time has continued to develop a broad profile as a media educator lecturing at the University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University, and University of New South Wales. Mark is currently finalising a research PhD exploring the neuroscience of emotion in cinematic media.