Course Details

Qualification

Master Degree

Study Load

Full Time

Study Mode

In Class

Course Location

New South Wales

Applications Close

Aug 27, 2024

Duration

2 years

AFTRS

Master of Arts Screen: Documentary

FAST-TRACK YOUR CAREER IN THE GLOBAL SCREEN INDUSTRY

In the digital era, documentary film and series have engaged and impacted international audiences like never before.

The Master of Arts Screen: Documentary will develop your directing, storytelling and leadership skills through hands-on specialist workshops, masterclasses and industry mentoring. You will work closely with students across disciplines including cinematographers, editors and composers to create world-class, market-ready projects.

AFTRS has been repeatedly named among the top 15 international film schools in The Hollywood Reporter’s annual roundup. This course will provide the skills required to become a successful documentary-maker in a rapidly evolving media landscape.

A range of scholarships are available to successful applicants of the Master of Arts Screen; you will be prompted to apply for them following your submission.

IS THE MASTER OF ARTS SCREEN: DOCUMENTARY RIGHT FOR YOU?

WHY DO THIS COURSE

You will get access to tutors and guest lecturers with high-level industry experience, who will deliver hands-on specialist workshops, masterclasses, academic expertise and mentoring.

You will learn about visual storytelling and screen business, expanding your understanding of all aspects of documentary making, from story conception, development and pitching, to shooting and editing and the marketplace and distribution.

As well as working independently, you will collaborate with fellow students in small cross-disciplinary groups, developing and building future industry networks and collaborators.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Over two years, you will direct at least four films in the Master of Arts Screen: Documentary program, with shoots both on-location and in AFTRS’ world-class studios.

You will develop your creative voice through intensive practical workshops. This will deepen your understanding of documentary and best-practice collaborations, supporting you in becoming a creative leader.

The first year will explore the fundamentals of visual storytelling through hands-on workshops that increase in scale and complexity, including writing for documentary, advanced interview techniques and observational cinema. In the second year, you will direct a major project and a strategically aligned research project.

During the course, there will be an opportunity for a professional placement, which aims to support your transition into the industry upon graduation.

For more information, visit AFTRS

Applications Open

Jun 17, 2024

Course Fee

$60,000 ($30,000 P.A.)