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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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First Nations Scholarships

AFTRS First Nations 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.

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AFTRS Sound alumni who have been nominated or won awards include: David White, winner of the Academy Award for Best…

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Each year Australian feature films, television and other screen media are testament to the impact of the AFTRS Screenwriting program.…

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Screen Music

The Master of Arts Screen: Music enables you to work at a professional level on screen narratives of all kinds.…

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Production Design

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

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Radio & Podcasting

AFTRS’ Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting is designed specifically to meet the needs of the Australian radio and podcast…

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Producing & Screen Business

The Master of Arts Screen: Producing will equip you with specialist knowledge in producing and screen content to propel you…

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

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

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AFTRS Documentary graduates have screened their features and shorts all over the world, winning major prizes. Many graduates have become…

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You will graduate with the skills to become a professional editor in film, television, documentary, advertising, VR, AR and web-based…

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Over the past 45 years, AFTRS Directing alumni have been nominated for a slew of awards. Notable alumni include: Jane…

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Studying cinematography at AFTRS will enable you to shoot different screen narratives in a variety of formats and styles. This…

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