Graduate Certificate in Screen: Documentary

Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)

Empower yourself to develop and express ideas as a documentary maker. From the commencement of this course, students will devise a multi-platform strategy for a major project, ultimately pitching ideas to a real world industry panel at the end of Semester 2. Designed to enhance and deepen your creative and professional practice, students will have access to industry professionals as they participate in a rigorous series of workshops addressing: the history, modes and genre of documentary storytelling; the creative and technical skills required to interview, shoot and edit to professional standards; producer-shooter skills; an ethical framework and perspective in relation to your practice; the business skills to finance, budget and schedule; and professional legal concepts and practice. The course is structured so that students can maintain employment while gaining a qualification

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,360

Entry Requirements:

Entry by merit selection.


Two nights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9pm and 12 Saturdays over the 32 weeks

Subjects you can Study:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney No info No Part time 1 year
The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is the nation's leading screen and broadcast school, consistently rated one of the top film schools in the world by industry publication The Hollywood Reporter.

Their purpose is to find and empower the diversity of Australian talent to shape and share their stories with the world by delivering future-focused, industry-relevant education, research and training. The school has state-of-the-art production facilities and its alumni and staff have won or been nominated for a slate of Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA, AACTA and Commercial Radio Awards.

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