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Life at AFTRS

AFTRS is an exciting and dynamic place to learn, to be challenged and to grow. We place the highest value on the exploration of new ideas, encouraging you to take creative risks and learn through practice-based education.

The home of Australian storytelling

World class teaching and state-of-the art facilities

Empowering storytellers from diverse backgrounds

Our teachers are highly experienced and accomplished industry practitioners, who set our students on their way to achieving their creative aspirations. The friends you make at AFTRS will be your life-long professional collaborators.

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We want to invest in your future

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. These include:

Storytelling Scholarship

AFTRS wants to discover and enable diverse Australian voices, this scholarship has been created to support the next generation of local talent.

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Indigenous Scholarships

AFTRS Indigenous scholarships are awarded to assist Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, who may otherwise be under-represented.

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Government Support

Full-time students enrolled at AFTRS may be elligible for government income support, including FEE-HELP, Austudy, Abstudy, or Youth Allowance.

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Practical hands on skills to work in roles in TV production and Post Production, especially in factual and unscripted.

Discover Television


Studying sound at AFTRS fast-tracks you to becoming a professional Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Sound Recordist or Sound Mixer. AFTRS…

Discover Sound


AFTRS Screenwriting graduates play an integral role in shaping the nature of Australian screen culture through successful internships and story…

Discover Screenwriting

Screen Music

Screen music at AFTRS enables you to work at a professional level on screen narratives of all kinds. You will…

Discover Screen Music

Production Design

Screen design at AFTRS enables you to work at a professional level on a broad range of screen productions. You…

Discover Production Design

Radio & Podcasting

The flagship Graduate Diploma in Radio is an immersive, practical course undertaken over one year full time, or two years…

Discover Radio & Podcasting

Producing & Screen Business

Producing equips you with deep, specialist industry knowledge in producing and delivering screen content to propel you into a high-level…

Discover Producing & Screen Business


Digital careers are booming and the need for all-rounders with abroad range of skills has never been more apparent.

Discover Digital


AFTRS delivers industry-relevant and future-focused education, research and training. We seek to be the reference point for innovation in screen,…

Discover Filmmaking


Many of our graduates have received development or production finance for long-form projects, leading to the release of feature and…

Discover Documentary


AFTRS Editing graduates include: Margaret Sixel ASE, winner of an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road (2016);…

Discover Editing


Over the past 40 years, AFTRS directing graduates have received critical acclaim and have won or been nominated for a…

Discover Directing


Studying cinematography at AFTRS will enable you to shoot a wide variety of screen narratives, formats and styles and propel…

Discover Cinematography

Animation & VFX

Animation at AFTRS will fast-track you to gaining mastery in animation storytelling and production. The courses will equip you with…

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