Durban.

STUDY AT OUR DURBAN CAMPUS


The AFDA Durban Campus is situated in the suburb of Glen Anil (Northern Areas) with easy access from the N2 and R102.  The 3 story building enrols over three hundred students annually whom reflect the diverse culture and strong work ethic typically exhibited by AFDA students.

Durban, also known as eThekweni, boasts the Golden Mile promenade, beachfront restaurants, mediterranean weather all year round and a host of water sport, leisure and cultural activities. Students interested in the political and cultural scene can explore Inanda Heritage Route and also City Hall which brings together neo-Baroque architecture and an array of international and local artworks plus ample opportunity to learn more about the provincial government and municipal chambers.

For students from Lesotho and Swaziland, Durban is a stone throw away compared to other study destinations abroad and prides itself on the personalised support and care to all local and international students studying on campus. 

Students from Mauritius and Madagascar can enjoy a similar coastal study environment but with an added opportunity of learning and improving on their isiZulu, Afrikaans and more importantly English. 

Students from India will be pleasantly surprised to know that Durban is also known as the largest “Indian” city outside of India with a selection of familiar eateries, spice markets, festivals and Embassy representation. It is the ideal adventure city for both first time and more experienced study abroad student.

The campus also offers studios, post-production suites, lecture rooms, rehearsal rooms, recreational area, staff and administration area, storage and parking facilities and have all the necessary stage, film, TV and music equipment required to enhance each year of study. The courses and standard of facilities have year for year parity with the other AFDA campuses for the same curriculum delivery. 

The AFDA Durban campus, established in 2013 celebrated the official opening on the 11th February 2013 with the pioneering group of 1st years and celebrated their graduation on 11 March 2016.

AFDA Courses currently on offer at the Durban campus:

  • Postgraduate BA HONOURS in Motion Picture Medium

  • Postgraduate BA HONOURS in Live Performance

  • Undergraduate BA in Motion Picture Medium

  • Undergraduate BA in Live Performance

  • Undergraduate BCOM in Business Innovation

  • Undergraduate Bachelor of Computer Technology

  • Higher Certificate in Film, Television and Entertainment Production


AFDA reserves the right to make changes or withdraw information or course offers without prior notice. Where possible, AFDA will endeavour to notify all persons and/or organisations affected as a result.

10 Good reasons to study at the Durban campus:


  1. The AFDA Durban campus proximity will reduce the overall cost for fee payers and students.

  2. AFDA Durban has some of the top lecturers in the country.

  3. AFDA Durban utilizes the exact curriculum and learning systems that has proved to be highly successful at its JHB and Cape Town campus.

  4. AFDA Durban facilities and equipment have year for year parity with both the Cape Town and JHB campus.

  5. An economic opportunity exists for Durban graduates to create a sustainable industry through growing its intellectual capital.

  6. Similarily an economic opportunity exists for Durban to optimize its first world infrastructure, locations, exchange rate and diverse population through facilitating international Film and Television production.

  7. An opportunity exists for Durban to take advantage of the DTI rebate scheme, (35%) to create local content for cinema.

  8. An opportunity exists for Durban graduates to create and reach both national and international viewers through the production, distribution and monetization of on-line content.

  9. AFDA Durban has a rich cultural voice and audiences that are able to contribute to growing the arts and culture of the province as a revenue stream.

  10. People create industries - Industries do not create people.


AFDA has a culture of constantly investing in the upliftment, upgrading and on-going development of our campus equipment and facilities. This is an essential part of our overall goal of creating a stimulating learning environment in which a pool of talent may be nurtured that will grow the current and future entertainment industry in South Africa. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide practical but technically advanced facilities and equipment to meet the intellectual, aesthetic, craft, technical and attitudinal skill demands of the industry. They include state-of-the-art postproduction facilities for editing, animation, visual effects , and studios for sound design, recording and mixing.

AFDA has a number of relationships with key industry facility houses like Arri, Media Services, Adobe and Apple TV. These relationships are critical for AFDA to deal with the input of the exponential changes on the equipment & facility demands in the digital domain.

As students rise through the undergraduate ranks at AFDA and become more focussed on a particular discipline, they have progressively increased access to an ever-wider array of high-end and industry-related equipment and facilities, allowing them to experience leading-edge technology and to produce work of the highest possible production standards.

AFDA students are provided with a standard kit of equipment for the various projects produced over the year. Over 300 film, TV and theater productions and projects are produced annually. Camera, lighting equipment & accessories, sound recording devices, studios, theaters, staging, post-production facilities and production dressing (including CMS) elements are provided in order for the students to complete the various term narrative challenges each year

For a list of accommodation options close to campus, please contact Durban campus:

Simone Logan / dbncampus@afda.co.za / +27 31 569 2252

OR International Students: Nadia Chalkley / NadiaC@afda.co.za / +27 021 448 7600

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2a Highdale Road, Glen Anil 4051, Durban South Africa
PO Box 22049, Glenashley 4022
Tel +27 31 569 2252 | Fax +27 31 569 2317 | dbncampus@afda.co.za

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Chris Tobo

TV Writing Lecturer

Chuma Mapoma

Musical Performance Lecturer

Damien Tomaselli

Cinematography / Image & Data Discipline Lecturer

Jess Harrison

Stage and Screen Acting Discipline Lecturer

Rudi Steyn

Directing Lecturer

Sam Kelly

PD & CMS Discipline Lecturer

Tash Reddy

Producing Lecturer / Production Co-ordinator in the School of Film and the School of Television

Simone Logan

Marketing Officer

Vashika Mistry

PA to the Dean / Learning Co-Ordinator / Student Affairs

Chantelle Grove

Graphic Designer, Website & Social Media Administrator

Dr. Jonathan Marks

National Head of the School of AFDA School of Business Innovation and Technology

Earle Holmes

Public Relations Officer

Janneke van der Merwe

Personal Assistant to Bata Passchier (CEO & Co-Founder)

Mandy Day

Personal Assistant to Garth Holmes (Chairman & Co-Founder)

Milena Gevers

Marketing Officer

Nadia Chalkley

International Affairs Officer

Pam Indhur

Executive Personal Assistant to Dr Gerda Dullaart

Shmerah Passhier

Special Projects

Teresa Passchier

Business Development Officer

Clinton Marius

HONOURS MASTER CLASSES IN STAGE; DIRECTOR OF THE FINAL PRODUCTION OF THE LP STUDENTS

Devaksha Moodley

HONOURS RESEARCH INPUTS; HONOURS ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTS; HONOURS SUPERVISOR FOR TWO STUDENTS

Devin Carter

HONOURS MASTER CLASSES FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY

Dr Mikhail Peppas

HONOURS MASTER CLASSES IN DOCUMENTARY; HONOURS CONCRETE VALA PANELLIST

Dr Miranda Young-Jahungeer

HONOURS CONCRETE VALA PANELLIST; RESEARCH ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTS

Dr Neville Herrington

HONOURS PERCEPTUAL VALA PANELLIST. HONOURS FINAL RESEARCH DEFENCE AND PRESENTATION PANELLIST

Dr Ruth Teer-Tomaselli

HONOURS CONCEPTUAL VALA PANELLIST

Dr Sandra Herrington

HONOURS PERCEPTUAL VALA PANELLIST

Elle Matthews

HONOURS MASTER CLASSES IN PRODUCING; HONOURS CONCEPTUAL VALA PANELLIST; HONOURS COMMERCIAL MASTER CLASSES; HONOURS COMMERCIAL PANELLIST FOR PITCHES

Khalo Matabane

HONOURS MASTER CLASSES FOR DIRECTING

Mariki van der Walt

HONOURS MASTER CLASSES IN DIRECTING FOR TV AND FILM

Peter Matthews

HONOURS MASTER CLASSES IN DIRECTING; HONOURS CONCEPTUAL VALA PANELLIST; HONOURS COMMERCIAL MASTER CLASSES; HONOURS COMMERCIAL PANELLIST FOR PITCHES.

Sundhir Madaree

BIT Finance

Sundhir Madaree

HONOURS MASTER CLASSES IN MARKETING. HONOURS PANELLIST FOR MARKETING PRESENTATIONS. BCOM FINANCE LECTURER