AFTT Live Production and Management Services Course

Live Production

CUA51015 DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA 

DO YOU HAVE A HEAD FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION? ARE YOU GOOD AT MULTITASKING? ARE YOU A GOOD COMMUNICATOR? THIS ONE YEAR DIPLOMA COURSE PROVIDES AN EXCITING AND IMMERSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT GIVING YOU A RANGE OF SKILLS FOR EVERY AREA OF LIVE PRODUCTION. 

At AFTT, we believe that the best way to study live production is through total immersion. Thanks to our collaborative campus, actors, film-makers and stage managers work seamlessly together on a range of in-house and external productions. Our live production crew are always in demand! By working on a range of productions at the Academy, you will gain a true understanding of the skills and knowledge required to be a great all-rounder and the experience of the entire production process from the first script read, through to the standing ovation. 

At AFTT we will prepare you for a spectrum of roles from technical operator to stage manager in theatre and production assistant to production manager in film. In the collaborative environment that is AFTT, our live production students are given the necessary skills and experience to successfully navigate their way through the demands of working back stage and on set.

We believe that at the heart of any theatre or film production is an organised, creative and technically aware leader who understands the broad disciplines of the medium, backed up with the specific skills required to fulfil a career in Live Production.

Got what it takes? Trust your instinct and get on-board!

 

Gain real-world experience through organised secondments at professional venues & large-scale events

Alongside developing technical skills, you will learn to identify industry trends, career opportunities & pathways

Work on regular productions & collaborate with acting, directing & screenwriting students from day one

Stage manage live theatre productions in-house and at external commercial venues such as the Belvoir St Theatre

Lighting stage
Roundheads and Peakheads 2015 Production
Stalker Production
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Stage Management
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Make up time
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Joseph K 2015 Production
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Diploma OF Screen & Media

AFTT’s Diploma of Screen and Media will equip you with the core skills of a stage manager, and the relevant exposure to technical and film roles meeting the diverse needs of the contemporary live production industry. The fifteen (15) units of competency have been carefully chosen to reflect the dynamic and changing Live Production Industry, and to ensure our students are equipped with the knowledge and experience to navigate successful careers in the industry.  Our holistic assessment strategy allows each student to apply the skills and knowledge across a range of projects and theatre productions.

CONTINUING STUDIES AFTER THE DIPLOMA...

While our Diploma of Screen and Media is a comprehensive program with dedicated student and employment outcomes, we also understand that you may wish to pursue higher level of studies. We therefore would like to assure you that we are currently working on the development of programs in order to provide you with the opportunity to undertake advanced training, which would further develop your skills beyond those of the one year Diploma. The details around such opportunities will be provided to you in due course. 

CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

GRADUATES MAY FIND EMPLOYMENT WITH

By the time you graduate you will have the confidence to work on a range of productions and events such as The Lion King or an Olympic Opening Ceremony, or on more intimate productions such as an independent small-scale plays or street performances. You will be able to explore a range of opportunities within the live production industry.

Previous graduates with strong stage management skills now work on professional productions such as: Ghost The Musical, Rent, and The Lion King, and with companies such as Belvoir St. Theatre, Sport For Jove, The Ambassadors Theatre Group (ATG) and Disney. Within the events and festival industries our graduates have enjoyed employment opportunities with Destination NSW, Love Busk, NRL ceremonies and Sydney Festival.

AFTT Live Production graduates are well prepared for career success within their chosen field.

 

SPECIFIC ROLES MAY INCLUDE

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Locations Assistant in film
Production Assistant in film 
Lighting Programmer
Lighting Operator/Crew
Sound Design
Sound Operator/Crew
Props Master

 

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“It's one big creative house where everybody's interested in the same thing – if you're looking for actors or stage managers you just walk into the hallway and find people.”

Sarah Prentice | AFTT Alumni

“The tutors are film industry professionals giving us feedback on our own projects... it's one of the best things about the course.”

Courtney Brown | AFTT Alumni

“AFTT gives you the freedom to aim as high as you want, with great equipment, a big budget, and with great professionals helping. Which means you can really take as many risks as you want.”

Quentin Curzon | AFTT Alumni

"The main thing was making links with my tutors. I was already working as an assistant stage manager prior to AFTT, so the course also solidified and developed my skills".

Lauren Holmes | AFTT Alumni

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