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AFTRS to introduce new Bachelor of Arts in Screen degree in 2015

Daniel Driscoll

Tue Jul 15 2014

AFTRS New BA in Screen

THINKING about a career in film? The Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney is offering a new Bachelor’s degree in 2015! Daniel Driscoll has the details.

Ranked as one of the Top 25 Film Schools in the World by influential industry publication The Hollywood Reporter, AFTRS has been Australia’s preeminent film school for the last 40 years. As of 2015 they will be offering a new three year Bachelor of Arts in Screen.

The BA is designed to prepare Australia’s next generation of creative practitioners to be nimble operators in a platform agnostic world and to be the leaders in their respective fields. The course will be the most in-depth and creatively comprehensive screen degree in the world.

The new BA will include two core subjects, ‘Story & Writing’ and ‘The History of Film’ that will run for three years as well as elective specialist subjects.

Throughout the three-year program, students will have opportunities tocollaborate with other students which is a fundamental aspect of the course.

Students will learn from teaching staff who are some of the best practitioners in the country, in the best facilities in Australia.

AFTRS CEO, Sandra Levy said, “The BA has been designed to ‘future-proof’ graduates for a changing and dynamic world post tertiary studies. Conceptually driven, the new BA in Screen is all about critical thinking, creative engagement and preparing those with the best minds to be future creative leaders in their fields”.

All candidates for AFTRS award courses will gain entry based on a merit based election process which includes the completion of course-specific tasks as well as evidence of their creative work.

AFTRS will be holding its Open Day on September 6.

For more information on this course and others, head to the AFTRS official site.