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Welcome 2023 Students: New Student Home Page


You are now a part of the AFTRS Community and the AFTRS story.

Since it first opened its doors in 1973, AFTRS has played a major role in shaping the Australian film, television and radio landscape.

Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2023, the school is an exciting place to learn, to be challenged and to grow your craft and creativity.

You will learn, collaborate and network with each other, and build professional relationships that will continue into the future. 

Use your time here to experiment and learn from both your successes and failures as you continue your journey towards becoming Australia’s next generation of storytellers. We look forward to seeing the boundless creativity you will show through your work whilst you are here and after you graduate. 








Semester Start Date/Day

Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production 

w/c Monday 20 February 2023

First class: Tues 28 Feb 2023

Master of Screen Arts

w/c Monday 20 February 2023

First class: Mon 27 Feb 2023

Graduate Diploma of Radio & Podcasting

w/c Monday 20 February 2023

First class: FT Mon 27 Feb 2023 & 

PT w/c 27 Feb 2023 

Graduate Diploma of Visual Effects 

w/c Monday 20 February 2023

First class: Mon 27 Feb 2023

Master of Arts Screen: Business

w/c Monday 20 February 2023

First class:  w/c 27 Feb 2023


Orientation Schedule Mon 20 Feb- Fri 24 Feb  is now Live 

To see the teaching days for each course , please see the Teaching Days tab on Course Guides

A complete list of Principal Dates for 2023 can be found on the AFTRS Website



The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.