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Applications for first bilingual radio scholarship close this Sunday

Tuesday 10 January, 2017

AFTRS is thrilled to partner with SBS Radio to offer Australia's first bilingual radio scholarship.

If you're fluent in Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Kurdish, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek or Nepalese, you are eligible to apply.

No fees will be payable.

AFTRS and ABC Radio announce new annual scholarship

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

The Australian Film Television and Radio School and ABC Radio have announced a new scholarship of $14,500 to be awarded each year for the next three years to develop Australian radio talent, with a focus on diversity.

The scholarship has been adapted from an existing, long-standing bequest to AFTRS from the late ABC broadcaster Selwyn Speight, who was the first executive producer of flagship Radio Current Affairs program AM.

SBS Radio partners with AFTRS to create Australia’s first bilingual radio scholarship

Wednesday 07 December, 2016

SBS Radio has partnered with the Australian Film Television & Radio School, focusing on developing bilingual Australian radio talent through a Graduate Diploma in Radio 2017 scholarship.

An Australian first, the initiative aims to expand and enrich AFTRS’ student community by recognising an outstanding radio student, selected on the basis of merit from eligible students across several language groups.

Applications for AFTRS 2017 Graduate Diploma in Radio extended

Wednesday 16 November, 2016

The application closing date for AFTRS 2017 Graduate Diploma in Radio has been extended to next Monday 21 November.
 
AFTRS Graduate Diploma in Radio

Encouraging the next generation of sports broadcasters

Friday 28 October, 2016

The Community Radio Partner of the Western Sydney Wanderers has broadcast rights to cover all Wanderers teams in the A-League, W-League, Youth League and NSW Premier League competitions, encouraging the next generation of sports broadcasters.
 

AFTRS students on air for their final broadcast NEXT

Monday 17 October, 2016

NEXT has been designed from the ground up by the students as their final broadcast assignment of the year.

The class has worked with more than 50 industry specialists throughout the year to learn everything they need to know to be job ready.

NEXT is a showcase of their talents and the format has been conceived following a blue sky session with Cherie Romaro and a thorough examination of the data to identify a gap in the Sydney market with Ann-Maree Nolan from ratings company GfK.

AFTRS Open Day today

Saturday 10 September, 2016

The Australian Film Television and Radio School is holding its Open Day today.

Prospective students can explore the Sydney campus and talk to course lecturers in preparation for applications for the next round of courses.

The Graduate Diploma in Radio will soon open applications for next year's intake.

Find out how to start and progress your career in the screen and broadcast industries, and see AFTRS' state-of-the-art facilities.

Siri avoids probing questions about the iPhone 7

Thursday 08 September, 2016
AFTRS Graduate Diploma Radio student Liza Harvey has cleverly interviewed Siri to get the goss on the new iPhone 7.

Apple CEO Tim Cook launched the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and second generation Apple Watch in San Francisco today.

AFTRS celebrates alumni success

Thursday 01 September, 2016

AFTRS alumni feature prominently again this year in the finalists list for the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

Former students are well represented with 45 finalists across 19 categories in the 26th annual ACRAs.

They include;

• Tim Blackwell (2008) for Nova Entertainment, who is in the running for Best On-Air Team FM (Metro)

• Kent Small (2003) for Nova Entertainment for ‘Smallzy Live From The ARIA Awards’ - Best Music Special

AFTRS pop-up station live

Tuesday 30 August, 2016

As the year progresses, students in the AFTRS flagship course have taken on more challenging and complex broadcast formats.
 
AFTRS FM is their news, current affairs and talk broadcast and each and every student is rising to this challenge and producing exceptional content, both on air and for digital and social.
 
AFTRS Program Leader Radio Lisa Sweeney says this year’s students are already in high demand from industry.
 

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