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Masters of Screen: Producing

AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School

About the Course

Producing is about stories and the innovative and challenging ways in which they can be brought to the screen. In this intensive course, encompassing theoretical, practical, and strategic considerations in creative producing, you will hone your skills and sharpen your instincts in the development, financing, production and marketing of story ideas. 

Producing encompasses entrepreneurial, creative, financial, leadership and marketing skills with the intent to initiate, develop and produce intellectual property for the screen. Through cross-disciplinary collaborative workshops and mentorships, students will be supported to be bold, take risks and experiment. They will refine a reflective practice that synthesises an understanding of their own creative perspective and knowledge of screen storytelling. Industry practitioners will contribute to the course work program, providing insights into their practice

In your second year, you will embark upon a funded creative project using AFTRS’ extensive production facilities to realise your vision. You will learn to document and analyse your process through research workshops leading to a four-week professional placement at the end of your degree.


The two-year MA Screen combines high-level discipline training with shared subjects that allow students to develop a flexible, multi-faceted skill set and a deep knowledge of cinematic storytelling. The ongoing cycle of practical, industry-led collaborations enables students to test their skills and apply creative thinking in real-world environments. The course culminates in a major creative work.

The course is an intensive career accelerator designed to fast track students to head of department positions. Key features include:

  • One-to-one mentorships.
  • Taught by world-class industry practitioners.
  • Award-winning international guest speakers.
  • 4 week professional placement tailored to your goals.
  • Real world collaborative exercises to develop lasting partnerships.
  • Funding for an individual screen project.
  • Small class size - maximum of 6 places per discipline.
  • 3 days face-to-face teaching with 2 days free to pursue individual projects or work.
  • Scholarships available.
  • FEE Help approved.

AFTRS has a long and successful history of postgraduate study. It is consistently rated as one of the top 15 film schools in the world by industry publication The Hollywood Reporter, the only Australian education institution on this list. AFTRS works closely with industry to ensure its courses are relevant and future-focused. Our graduates are sought after by industry across the country and around the world and have won and been nominated for a slate of Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA and AACTA awards.


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