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Susan Danta

Course Leader – Postgraduate

Susan Danta is the Postgraduate Leader at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), overseeing the Master of Arts: Screen, Master of Arts Screen: Business Leadership and Graduate Diploma in Radio. She completed a Masters of Digital Media at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (2007) and a Postgraduate Diploma (Animation) at the Victorian College of the Arts (1999).

Susan is an accomplished content creator and animator. She was the series creator, director and animator of the acclaimed documentary interstitial series Heirlooms and has worked in recent years on design and animation projects for Shine Australia, SBS Television and Disney Channels AUNZ. Her other award-winning films include documentary and experimental short animations Mother Tongue, Driving Home and Shadowplay. She has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery (animated self-portrait exhibition); Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Australian Culture Now); The 4th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (Seeing There – Diasporic Sites); and the Smithsonian Institute USA (Animated Shorts Down-Under – An Australian Retrospective). She was awarded the UNSW Art & Design Dean’s Awards for Teaching (Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning) in 2014.