What good film schools are there in Australia?

By Benjamin Craig, filmmaking.net

A large number of institutions offering courses in filmmaking exist in Australia, however there are two main schools with world-class reputations: The Australian Film, Television, and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney, and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne. Entrance to AFTRS is only available to Australian residents or foreign students on official exchange programs; the VCA courses are available to all. Places at both institutions are highly competitive, and prospective AFTRS students must normally be over 22 years of age and have a previous degree (or equivalent industry experience).

Australian Film, Television & Radio School
PO Box 126
North Ryde, NSW, 2113
Tel. (+61) 02 9805 6444
Fax. (+61) 02 9887 1030
www.aftrs.edu.au

Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University)
School of Film and Television
234 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
Tel: (+61) 03 9685 9000
Fax: (+61) 03 9685 9001
www.vca.unimelb.edu.au

Another good institution to check out is the privately-run Queensland School of Film and Television. Tuition is about AUD $12,000 (approx. USD $9,500) per year.

Queensland School of Film and Television
PO Box 380
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Tel. (+61) 07 3257 1939
Fax. (+61) 07 3257 1947
www.qsft.qld.edu.au

You should also check out filmmaking.net's film schools database, which contains an extensive list of institutions in Australia.

Last updated 25-Nov-2004

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