Live & study in Australia
Australia is one of the world’s most culturally diverse countries, with about one in four people born overseas. Australia has a safe, multicultural environment and an international reputation for excellence in all areas of education. We also have the world’s most rigorous consumer protection for international students.
Australians enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world. An average international student in Australia will spend as a minimum about A$410 a week on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport and phone. The cost of living in Sydney depends largely on the students’ lifestyle, choice of accommodation and social expenses. For further advice please visit the Australian Government Study in Australia website.
Sydney is known around the world as a popular production destination with consistent weather, stunning coastlines and highly sought after crews. Australia leads the world as an ideal and versatile filming and live theatre production destination.
The Australian film industry hit the world stage in the 1970s and since then Australia has produced great actors such as Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Mel Gibson, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Worthington, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman; fantastic directors such as Peter Weir, "Baz" Luhrmann (visit his home town by hopping on a train north from Sydney), George Miller (Mad Max movies) and Sue Brooks (Japanese Story); as well as renowned writers such as Judy Morris (Happy Feet). All of this while not missing a beat on the touring circuit of Broadway's leading productions including Wicked, Rent, Matilda, Dirty Dancing Ghost and the home grown Strictly Ballroom and Priscilla to name a few.
AFTT is centrally located in this global hub, within walking distance of Fox Studios for example (Australia’s largest film and TV studio), where films such as The Matrix, Matrix Reloaded, Moulin Rouge and Australia were made. Other blockbuster films shot in Australia include Wolverine, The Dressmaker, The Great Gatsby and Mad Max: Fury Road.
If you see yourself as part of the global creative arts economy, Sydney has to be one of your best choices in the world to choose to study. The Harbour itself has provided a magestic backdrop to outdoor staged Opera's such as Turandot, Madam Butterfly and Aida.