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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.

Changes at the top at AFTRS have familiar faces

Sunday 07 August, 2016

The Australian Film Television and Radio School is continuing to roll out its new structure, with leadership roles in Radio redefined and strengthened to reflect the importance of the ‘R’ in the teaching institution’s name.

AFTRS short courses open

Thursday 26 May, 2016
AFTRS has scheduled AFTRS Open short courses in Writing Radio Creative starting in July and Podcasting 101 starting in August.

Here is a list of short courses on offer:

Core radio skills

Wednesday 18 May, 2016

AFTRS will again run its highly successful Core Radio Skills course in July – an online, entry level course which is easy to access from anywhere in Australia.

AFTRS Radio Program Leader Lisa Sweeney says the six-week course first ran last year and is proving to be very popular with those who want a taste of radio to see if it is a viable career direction, or for those already working in community radio in 2016.

AFTRS radio short courses

Thursday 18 February, 2016

Grab the last spots in AFTRS online courses which you can take from wherever you live: Radio Content & Program Directors Course (32 weeks, online) starting 29 February and Podcasting 101 (6 weeks, online) starting 31 March. 
There are also weekend intensives in Sydney, including:  Announcing & Presentation next weekend,Voice Over in March and Radio Packages plus Advanced Voice Over in April. 

Want to climb up the ladder?

Thursday 21 January, 2016

The AFTRS Radio Content and Program Directors Course is open for enrolments.

The newly updated course written by Craig Bruce - Former Head of Content at Southern Cross Austereo and Fyona Smith at AFTRS is designed to develop students’ programming, management and leadership skills to a professional standard.

It provides an understanding of the elements involved in radio programming and requires participants to identify and apply skills and knowledge within a workplace context.


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