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AFTRS virtual postgraduate information week

Thursday 02 July, 2020

On Monday 6 July, AFTRS kicks off its Virtual Postgraduate Information Week with an online introduction to it's Graduate Diploma in Radio course.
 
The course, offered as full-time or part-time, is a high-level course that provides hands-on practical training that can be immediately applied.
 

Finding compelling, relatable, primal, trigger points: Jonesy and Amanda at AFTRS

Thursday 18 June, 2020

AFTRS recently had a class with WSFM's Jonesy and Amanda via zoom, on the topic Working in Duos.

The multi-award winning pair have given permission for us to share their chat with AFTRS Head of Radio Fyona Smith and the students in the radio course.
 

Fyona:  Thank you so much for taking time out of your incredibly tight schedule to join us. We really appreciate your generosity. We're thrilled to have you talk to our Graduate Diploma Radio students about working in teams.

AFTRS students launch Show Radio Special Edition

Tuesday 07 April, 2020

For the past 26 years, Show Radio has been the AFTRS official pop-up station for the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show, only this year, due to COVID-19, there is no Show or access to facilities at AFTRS.
 
Notwithstanding, AFTRS will launch ‘Show Radio – Special Edition’  to focus on bringing to life stories from the land, celebrating the importance of rural life and the essential role farmers and primary producers play in putting food on tables and the rich heritage of the Royal Agricultural Society.

Master the art of Radio Content and Leadership at AFTRS

Wednesday 04 March, 2020

Industry Training for experienced radio staff, looking for the next step in their career.

 
The AFTRS’ Industry Certificate in Radio Content, Management and Leadership is designed for experienced radio staff working in the commercial, public and community broadcasting sectors wanting to step up into management, content and programming roles.

The industry validated certificate will develop students’ programming, management and leadership skills to a professional standard.

AFTRS & RCS breakthrough for studio accessibility

Tuesday 01 October, 2019

AFTRS and RCS have been working together for the past two years, on improving accessibility in radio studios, the most recent break through was creating voice annotations in Zetta.
 
This can assist vision impaired people to identify when the song playing, is 10 or 5 seconds away from the end marker and the annotations play through the studio’s preview channel.
 

AFTRS and SCA launch a new internship

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

In a major opportunity for an emerging broadcast professional, AFTRS, the national screen and broadcast school, and Southern Cross Austereo have announced ‘The Hubble Talent Academy’ Graduation Internship Award.
 
Confirmed for an initial three years, the award will support one talented graduate of the AFTRS’ Graduate Diploma in Radio course, who will be given six weeks, full time, paid employment at a regional radio station.
 

AFTRS FM pops up on iHeartRadio

Thursday 29 August, 2019

AFTRS FM, the third pop-up radio station for 2019 Graduate Diploma of Radio students at the Australian Film Television and Radio School is live on iHeartRadio.

AFTRS & iHeart Radio launch 2RS

Tuesday 04 June, 2019

AFTRS Graduate Diploma of Radio students have launched their second pop-up station of the year, 2RS, The Ultimate 80s to Now station streaming online and on iHeartRadio nationally.
 
2RS stands for Regional Simulation and the station, that is live for two weeks, mirrors successful regional formats, and is focused on three regions Wollongong, Muswellbrook and Nowra.

ABC and AFTRS 2019 Selwyn Speight Scholarship winner

Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Sudanese refugee Natal Jimma has been announced as this year’s recipient of the AFTRS/ABC Selwyn Speight Diversity Scholarship.
 
The scholarship is made available through a $20,000 bequest from the late, distinguished ABC journalist Selwyn Speight.
 
Currently completing AFTRS 2019 Graduate Diploma in Radio, Natal’s interest in radio began in Sudan and includes over five years’ experience at university and community radio stations in Australia.
 

AFTRS radio is a piece of cake

Tuesday 02 April, 2019

In the lead up to Show Radio 2019 a Graduate Diploma in Radio student Renelle Mower spent all weekend creating the AFTRS AXIA mixing desk in a cake form before presenting it to the cohort as part of her group’s presentation theme, cake decorating.
 
Head of Radio at AFTRS, Fyona Smith, says “It is a great example of team spirit and showing initiative”.
 

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