Since its establishment in 1973 under a Federal Parliament act, the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) has stood as the nation’s preeminent institution for screen and broadcast education. It proudly holds the distinction of being the only Australian school consistently ranked in the top 15 international film schools by the esteemed industry publication, The Hollywood Reporter.

At the heart of AFTRS is a purpose – to discover and empower Australian talent, enabling them to shape and share their stories with the world. Through industry-relevant, forward-thinking education, research, and training, AFTRS aspires to be the global reference point for innovation in screen, sound, and storytelling. Embracing diversity across all its activities, the school is committed to supporting the best talent from every background, fostering a path into thriving careers within the industry.

Industry leaders, world-class facilities

AFTRS’ courses, guided and taught by leading industry practitioners, strike a harmonious balance between theory and practice. The goal is to produce graduates who are not only well-versed in the intricacies of their craft but also industry-ready. Students and recent alumni benefit from a plethora of internship and placement opportunities, ensuring a seamless transition into the professional realm.

Boasting unrivaled facilities, AFTRS is dedicated to empowering Australian storytellers to take their next step. The school’s illustrious alumni, recipients of numerous global awards such as AACTAs, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Oscars, stand as a testament to the institution’s commitment to excellence.

Courses available

The school offers a range of courses including short introductory and online options:

  • Master of Arts Screen
  • Master of Arts Screen: Business
  • Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production
  • Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting
  • Short Courses
  • AFTRS for Business
  • Teacher Training

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