Australian Film, Television and Radio School
|Australian Film, Television and Radio School|
|Motto||"Leading the Way- Behind the Scenes Training"|
|Academic staff||Film, television and radio|
|Postgraduates||Grad Cert, Grad Dip, MSA, MAR, MSAB|
|Location||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Campus||The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park|
The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is Australia's national screen arts and broadcast school . The school is an Australian Commonwealth government statutory authority. It is a member of the "Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence".
AFTRS focus is to advance the success of Australia's screen arts and broadcast industries by developing the skills and knowledge of talented individuals and undertaking research.
Established in 1972 as part of the Commonwealth Government's strategy to promote the development of Australia's cultural activity, AFTRS was opened to students in 1973 with the first intake of 12 students including directors Gillian Armstrong, Phillip Noyce and Chris Noonan.
In 1975 Gough Whitlam helped to create funding agencies to support the film school.
For many years AFTRS was located in purpose-built premises at North Ryde, Sydney. In 2008 the school relocated to a purpose-built facility adjacent to Fox Studios, located inside the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park Sydney.
Courses and admission
Admission into award courses at AFTRS is competitive and based on merit selection. An undergraduate level course is offered in the form of the one-year full-time Foundation Diploma. As of 2015 AFTRS will offer a BA in Screen production which will take the form of a 3 year undergraduate degree with potential to undertake a fourth year of honours. Postgraduate award courses are organised around specialist teaching departments and are open only to Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia.
Areas of Specialisation: Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Documentary, Screen Business, Screen Culture, Digital Media, Cinematography, Editing, Screen Music, Sound, Screen Design, Radio.
- Head of Screen Music: Martin Armiger
- Head of Screen Design: Sarah Stollman
- Head of Cinematography: Kim Batterham ACS
- Head of Sound: Chris McKeith
- Head of Editing: Luke Doolan
- Head of Directing: Samantha Lang
- Head of Screenwriting: Ross Grayson Bell
- Head of Documentary: Rachel Landers
- Head of Screen Studies: Karen Pearlman
- Acting Head of Producing: Jo-anne McGowan
- Director Screen Content Division: Neil Peplow
- Director Screen Production Division: Peter Millynn
- Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008-09-15). "Arts training bodies". Retrieved 2008-10-03.