AFTT - Diploma of Screen & Media: Study Film Production, Screenwriting and Cinematography Courses in Sydney

FILM

What's your truth? Your vision? This course will deepen you not only as a film maker but as an artist. With leading industry professionals guiding your journey you’ll learn invaluable knowledge and insight in all areas of the film making process. 

How do you see the world? How do you see yourself in it? Who are you? What do you believe in? These are questions the one year film diploma will not only ask but will cultivate the answer within you. This self-awareness will inform your artistic voice, which in turn will make your ideas and scripts all the more deeper, and assessable to a wider audience. These skills mixed with the AFTT’s all-encompassing directing, camera, lighting, and sound classes will make this course a powerful learning experience that will grow the true film maker within you. 

The course is customised to deliver a practical, hands-on immersive learning experience that allows you to create your own films across various genres. 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!

Alumni now working on Spielberg & Scorcese films

‘The Short’ Major Project Everything you learn will build to this project and challenge your film making skills with a six (6) minute dramatic short film.

Focus on career development & industry networking alongside technological aspects of the course

Cinematography Master at AFTT
Stalker Production
Brick Production
AFTT Equipment
Stalker Production
Blue Peach
Mother and Son
Stalker Production
AFTT Film
Cine Students
Behind the scenes
Stalker Production
Samoan Tales - Farm Boys
Stalker Production
AFTT Film Students
Setting up
On Set Film Students
Film Students
AFTT on location
Paranoid Production
Film Students
Screening Night 2015
AFTT Film
Camera Work - Film Students
AFTT Equipment
Lighting
Open Day Film Students
Paranoid Production
Stalker Production
Stalker Production
On Location
AFTT Actors
Blue Peach Daisy

 

CUA51015 DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

Entry Requirements: Successful completion of interview

Pre-requisites: NIL

As students at the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television (AFTT), you will undertake an intensive program of teaching and assessment activities based on industry practice, incorporating production skills as well as film projects working with in-house trainers and assessors, and external industry professionals.

The qualification’s 15 units of competency (3 core, 12 elective) have been grouped into skill clusters, taught holistically over the two semesters in an integrated manner to reflect industry workplace arrangements and practice. 

Tier 1: The process of Film making Vision, Craft and Collaboration

Tier 1 provides an overview of the components of the entire filmmaking process, artistic and technical; and the collaborative attitudes and skills the process requires. The focus will be on the basic tools for making a screen production, the language of film making, developing a concept, writing characters and stories, experiencing the production process, working with performers from casting through to post, translating a script from page to screen, and using equipment such as camera, lights, sound recording gear, editing software etc.  This process will highlight the importance of techniques for visual storytelling and collaboration with the various team members.

Tier 2: The Implementation of Learnt Craft Application and Skills

Tier 2 offers a deeper knowledge of the specific expressive tools at a filmmaker’s disposal, and how these elements can be used to an individual project. Tier 2 looks in more detail at the film making process, as well as an introduction to the expressive options and choices available to filmmakers. Students will be challenged to look at their individual creative processes and outputs as artists.

CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

GRADUATES MAY FIND EMPLOYMENT WITH

Graduate with the skills and knowledge to navigate a career within the film, television and digital industries. Previous graduates have worked alongside some of the industry’s biggest names, including Spielberg and Martin Scorcese, and many work on the international circuit. Read more about our Alumni here.

Our graduates have also worked in other areas of the industry, from short films to documentary filmmaking, music videos and corporate content. In local and international film festivals our graduates have been recognised in countless awards, including: Best Student Film (L.A film Festival), Best Student Film (Cannes Film Festival) and Tropfest finalists. Read more about our Alumni here.

AFTT filmmakers graduate highly skilled and well prepared to start work in contemporary film, television and digital media industry.

SPECIFIC ROLES MAY INCLUDE

Filmmaker
Director
Screenwriter
Producer
Visual producer 
Creative director

Camera operator or assistant
Data wrangler
Editor
Story editor
Development executive

 

CUA60615 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

Entry Requirements: Successful completion of application interview
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of AFTT’s CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media in the industry focus of FILM

Following the successful completion of AFTT’s Diploma of Screen and Media in the Industry focus of FIlm, the student is invited to apply for admission into AFTT’s Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, a cohesive production based learning environment utilizing high end production equipment such as RED cameras. Credit transfer is then applied to successful applicants, allowing them to complete one further year of training to be awarded their Advanced Diploma.
The 16 units which comprise this course extend the skills and knowledge developed throughout the Diploma and prepare students to enter the industry as independent and highly skilled professional working artists.

Tier 3: Deepening of the Craft
This is where the transition to becoming a professional filmmaker really starts to take form.  
Students will build upon knowledge already gained in the Diploma to deepen their relationship with story, production, sound design, and cinematography. This will be achieved through the creation of numerous film productions. 
By the completion of Tier 3, students will have had the experience of discovering what their influences are as filmmakers and artists through a well-crafted creativity project that fuses outside influences with their ever-strengthening sense of self within the craft of filmmaking. 
From Tier 3 onwards, students will work with the latest technology on every project – including the RED camera systems along with the full range of kit room equipment.

Tier 4: The Truth is in Doing
Tier 4 is designed to escalate students into the industry with a now developed sense of individuality and confidence.
By Tier 4, students will understand the process of screen production; have an advanced knowledge of how to use the tools at their disposal, and will have considered their own voice and the sort of work their soul wants to make. Students are given conceptual and artistic freedom to create a script for their Major Project which is then carefully crafted in a collaborative environment by industry experts. This Major Production will demonstrates the skills learned during previous tiers, and will spring board opportunities once graduated.

Further Studies

While our Advanced 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 studies. That's why AFTT also offer an articulation into a Bachelor of Creative Arts at JMC, so you can choose to study at any of their campuses whether that be Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. JMC Academy’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television), will enable you to build on your training at AFTT exposing you to new genres, cutting edge platforms, self-promotion and professional development training, RED EPIC-W™ HELIUM™ 8K S35 BRAIN cameras, internships, overseas study tours and of course, more opportunities to make more amazing films. 

 

CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

GRADUATES MAY FIND EMPLOYMENT WITH

Graduate with the skills and knowledge to navigate a career within the film, television and digital industries. Previous graduates have worked alongside some of the industry’s biggest names, including Spielberg and Martin Scorcese, and many work on the international circuit. Read more about our Alumni here.

Our graduates have also worked in other areas of the industry, from short films to documentary filmmaking, music videos and corporate content. In local and international film festivals our graduates have been recognised in countless awards, including: Best Student Film (L.A film Festival), Best Student Film (Cannes Film Festival) and Tropfest finalists. Read more about our Alumni here.

AFTT filmmakers graduate highly skilled and well prepared to start work in contemporary film, television and digital media industry.

SPECIFIC ROLES MAY INCLUDE

Filmmaker
Director
Screenwriter
Producer
Visual producer 
Creative director

Camera operator or assistant
Data wrangler
Editor
Story editor
Development executive

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

My favourite thing about AFTT was its teachers, students and culture. Filmmaking is all about putting forward a strong voice and the school helped me develop that voice.

Jose Sebastian | AFTT Film Alumni

AFTT has changed who I am and how I think – I've evolved into a director. I didn't think I would.

Quentin Curzon | AFTT Alumni

The Consult system is what takes AFTT beyond merely being a school. One-on-one sessions with industry professionals and personally benefiting from their insight when developing a project is invaluable

Sean Roberts | AFTT Film Alumni

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