At AFTT we teach what can’t be learnt on YouTube, from writing and directing a film and editing the raw footage, to sound design, casting, directing and visual effects. We then help you put what you learn into practice by making a diverse range of films - lots of films!
The Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media: Screenwriting, Directing & Producing is a full-time two-year experience learning, living and breathing visual storytelling, developed to help aspiring filmmakers find a unique voice to tell the stories that matter to them.
From day one you are immersed in a practical, hands-on learning experience that allows you to script, direct and produce four fully funded films, work collaboratively on other student projects, and explore the intricacies of working as a screenwriter, director and producer, while learning complementary skills in camera, lighting, editing and post-production, sound recording and sound design.
At AFTT, we not only believe in mastering the conventions of creative storytelling and production, we love technology! As you progress through the semesters, you will use high-end cameras and equipment such as the latest RED® digital cinema cameras, including the Red Epic – as used to film The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and The Great Gatsby to name a few.
After graduation, these films remain the intellectual property of the filmmaker – and leave you with a professional showreel for demonstrating your artistic vision, technical competence and fundamental knowledge of this craft to future employers or clients within the film, television, advertising and digital media industries.
Film, in its essence, is a collaborative medium, and for this course you will need someone to direct, something to produce, a script to write and a cinematographer to interpret your vision… that’s all on offer at AFTT, thanks to our unique cross-disciplinary campus where all of these inputs and more exist under the one resourceful roof!
Students who successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media may be eligible for advanced standing into the Bachelor of Creative Industries, major in Screen Studies at WA Screen Academy, partnered with Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
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