AFTT Campus & facilities

Campus & Facilities

Our campus & facilities

AFTT’s Holt Street campus is located in the heart of inner city Sydney, in Surry Hills. Here, we not only believe in mastering the conventions of creative storytelling, cinematic visualisation and production, we love technology! As an advanced-design campus we offer all the equipment and facilities you would expect of a leading creative arts Academy. 

Film and Television Production

Our Diploma film students get to use the latest in Blackmagic Camera systems and the Advanced Diploma students have access to state-of-the-art RED® digital cinema cameras –  Red Epics, Red Scarlet, and Red One’s, used to shoot films such as The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Great Gatsby, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and The Social Network among many.

The campus includes five theatres/ screening spaces with HD projection and surround sound, computer labs, production labs, production offices and rehearsal spaces. AFTT has a dedicated foley and audio recording room directly linked to Audio Suite, and an open studio sound-stage space with green screen infinity wall for camera exercises and set-building.

Lighting and sound equipment includes ARRI, DEDO and HMI lighting; Steadicam Flyer and Easyrig scorpion camera support systems; Sennheiser and Sony radio lapel microphone kits, Rode shotgun mics and Marantz digital field recorders; Sound Devices 302 production audio mixers and an extensive range of professional tripods, dollies, jibs and prime lens kits.

Script consult rooms and auditorium space for directing performances compliment two computer teaching labs, installed with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Suite, ProTools for sound editing, Da Vinci for picture grading and many more programs. The Academy also has dedicated sound mix, ADR and foley rooms.

Theatre and Stage Production

With five professional studio spaces featuring TV/ DVD/ iPod facilities, pianos and Tarkett flooring, a soundproof vocal/ singing space, a fully equipped sound studio, soundproof rehearsal spaces, a diverse range of costumes and props and our state-of-the-art auditorium, we’ve got every eventuality covered. 

With a range of classical and contemporary theatre shows always in production, and film works being crafted throughout the year, the AFTT is widely regarded for its successful acclaimed performances, staged in our 65-seat auditorium as well as in external commercial theatres such as Belvoir Street Theatre and Bondi Pavilion. 

Our courses are delivered by a team of leading theatre and screen practitioners, who train actors in companies such as Bell, Belvoir and the Sydney Theatre Co. The experience and knowledge of AFTT teaching staff is further enhanced by the integration of effective and dynamic acting techniques, including The Eric Morris System and Meyerhold BioMechanics. 

Student Support

Regardless of how talented you are, sometimes you need the right support in order to help you thrive, and build your dream career. The most important thing at AFTT is our students, and we’re here to help you, which is why AFTT offers student support through our campus counsellor. Available every Wednesday on campus, counsellor Lisa is here to help students with any mental, academic and personal issues they may be experiencing, to make their time at AFTT as successful and enjoyable as possible. To book your appointment, contact Tara Thomas at the JMC library on 8241 8820 or tthomas@jmc.edu.au

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