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Graduate Certificate Screen: Directing

AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School


About the Course

Discover and develop your voice as a cinematic storyteller and deepen your professional knowledge, skills and practices in screen directing.

This course will enhance your creative and technical skills in a practice-based learning environment. You will gain insight into three key facets of directing - storytelling structures, cinematic principles and performance. And you will explore how these are used to engage audiences effectively.

In a series of workshops, you will:

  • develop fluency in constructing a complex and layered story
  • investigate mise-en-scène and genre conventions
  • interrogate the dimensions of cinematic storytelling
  • evaluate conceptual approaches to script analysis and a range of directing techniques with actors in rehearsal and on set
  • acquire leadership, communication and collaborative skills relevant to the role of a director
  • initiate, plan and pre-visualise a short dramatic project that demonstrates conceptual exploration of visual and symbolic language.

Your work will culminate in the synthesis of these elements in your development of a short screen project.

Attendance Pattern: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus 12 Saturdays on campus

Applications Close: Monday 16 October 2017



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