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STUDY AT OUR JOHANNESBURG CAMPUS


AFDA was established in Johannesburg in 1994 and is currently situated on a 10 000 square metre campus within a stone's throw of the national TV broadcaster, the SABC.

Also known as Egoli ('place of gold') or Jozi, it is South Africa's go-to-go TV production kitchen, and enjoys sunny weather all year round.

Fondly known as Jo'burgers, the six million strong population of this vibrant melting pot includes all major Southern African ethnicities, plus thousands of Western, Eastern and Central Africans and EU residents.
Malcolm Purkey spoke to Creative Feel about his role as the ‪#‎Dean‬ of AFDA Joburg. Find out what he said here

10 Good reasons to study at the Johannesburg campus:

  1. AFDA Johannesburg is a key part of the entertainment hub of Africa

  2. AFDA is a fully accredited institution with 20 years experience in the tertiary education landscape

  3. AFDA is an internationally recognized institution and is a full member of CILECT – an international organization that represents over 170 Film and TV schools and includes USC (LA) and UCLA (LA), TISCH (NY), Columbia (Chicago), La femis (Paris), GVIK (Russia) to mention but a few

  4. AFDA Alumni are award winning, skilled and networked. They continue to make a significant contribution to the growth of the local entertainment industry

  5. AFDA is an Academy award winning institution and the first and only African film school to win the best foreign student film academy award in 2006 and runner up as a finalist in 2013

  6. AFDA employs a number of South Africa’s top academics and practitioners

  7. AFDA has a unique learning system that provides students with authentic undergraduate & postgraduate learning environments that are relevant to vocational opportunities both locally and abroad

  8. AFDA students are trained to produce commercially viable entertainment products for local audiences and niche online global markets

  9. AFDA offers students a genuine opportunity to seek out their aptitude in order to discover their passion and by extension a successful vocational path

  10. The AFDA learning process encourages and rewards innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship


 

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 Johannesburg campus: Pamela Sehunoe / pamela@afda.co.za or International Students: Nadia Chalkley / NadiaC@afda.co.za / +27 021 448 7600

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PO Box 277, Melville 2109
Tel +27 11 482 8345 | Fax +27 11 482 8347 | jhbcampus@afda.co.za

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Anine Scheepers

Costume, Makeup and Styling

Bastian Hoehn

Television Writing

Beverley Clayton

Postgraduate Studies

Bradley Goss

Production Design

Chris Piggins

Sound Design

Coenraad Rall

Music Performance

Gareth Wentzel

Screen Writing & Directing

Grant Davies

Visual Effects

Harmon Cusack

Cinematography

Ivan Kinghorn

Sound Design

Jerone Klow

Production Course

Lien van der Linde

Production Design

Liezl de Kock

Production Course

Lungelo Kuzwayo

Screen Writing & Directing

Luscious Dosi

Television Technical

Mark Buyskes

Data and Grading

Pauli van Dyk

Television Post Production

Rossouw de Bruin

Computer Technology

Ryk Keyser

Television Technical

Shaun Gouws

Producing

Shmerah Passhier

Special Projects

Stephan Aucamp

Cinematography Lecturer

Stephen Aucamp

Cinematography

Tristan Jacobs

Production Course

Tunde Ogundipe

Visual Effects

Zenobia Simelane

Television Producing

Zunaid Mansoor

Screenwriting

Aubrey Modise

PA to Chief Financial Officer

Beverley Kluckow

Assistant to Dean & Postgrad Learning Administrator

Daisy Dube

PA to Head of School: Film

Danie van der Walt

Buildings & Maintenance

Janine Grist

Librarian

Joshua Holmes

Recruitment Officer

Julia Holmes

BIT Marketing Officer (JHB, CPT, DBN)

Mallory Botes

PA to Provost and Campus Dean

Pamela Sehunoe

Marketing Officer

Peter Gondwe

IT Support

Samantha Kennedy

Deputy Registrar

Sifiso Khuboni

Student Affairs

Weliswa Mkhonta

Assistant Librarian

Wikus du Toit

Group Training Coordinator

Chantelle Grove

Graphic Designer, Website & Social Media Administrator

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)

Pam Indhur

Executive Personal Assistant to Dr Gerda Dullaart

Shana Lee Turner

PA to Dr Christopher John

Akiedah Mohamed

Writer/Director

Akin Omotoso

Directing/Acting lecturer

Akin Omotoso

Directing/Acting

Alan Swerdlow

Film Festival and Awards critic 2013

Aletta Alberts

General Manager of Content Mnet

Andre Odendaal

Acting lecturer

Angie Orlin

Animation Lecturer

Angy Hammond

Head of Market Intelligence SABC

Ann Roberts

Television

Anne Davis

Editing lecturer

Archie Birch

Aesthetics MFA CC lecture

Arya Lalloo

Documentary lecturer

Barry Berk

Writer/Director

Batana Vundla

Editing lecturer

Beverley Mitchell

Documentary lecturer

Beverley Mitchell

Directing/Writer/Producer

Bheki Peterson (Prof.)

Professor in African Literature, Wits and partner in film production company Natives at Large (Zulu Love Letter)

Bobby Heaney

Producing Leturer

Bonnie Bouman

Acting lecturer

Bonnie Bouman

Casting agent/casting director

Brad Holmes

Music business lecturer

Brandon Oelofse

Director, scriptwriter

Bridget Pickering

Producing Leturer

Bromley Cawood

Television

C.A. Van Aswegen

Editing lecturer

Cat Lindsay

Producing Leturer

Catherine Meyburgh

Editing lecturer

Cathy Sykes

Television

Cati Weinek

Television

Charlene Waite

Editing lecturer

Cheryl Uys-Allie

Documentary lecturer

Chris Vermaak

Cinematography Lecturer

Claude Haffner

African Cinema

Colin Shapiro

Music lecturer

Craig Friedmont

Writer/Director

Craig Morris

Acting lecturer

Dale Venediger

Television

Damon Heatlie

Documentary lecturer

Damon Heatlie

Television

Dan Jawitz

Production Design

Danie Bester

Narrative

Daniel Buckland

Acting lecturer

David Dennis

Acting lecturer

David Hickson

Director - Directed Charlie Jade (TV); Beat the Drum; Killing of Wendy; Angels in a Cage

David Max Brown

Documentary lecturer

David Olivier

Editing lecturer

Desiree Markgraaff

Producing Leturer

Didi Kriel

Music lecturer

Dimitri Martinis

Producing Leturer

Donovan Britz

Sound Lecturer

Elize Viljoen

Television

Farhana Bham

BIT Marketing & Sales

Fiona Ramsay

Acting/Voice lecturer

Francesco Biagini

Cinematography Lecturer

Gavin Winer

Animation Lecturer

Geo Hohn

Music lecturer

Geo Hohn

Sound Lecturer

Georgina Shmukler

Voice training

Grethe Fox

Acting for camera

Harriet Perlman

Audiovisual media messaging

Helen Kuun

Producing Leturer

Helena Spring

Producing Leturer

Henk Pretorius

Performance/directing

Hermien Roelvert

Documentary lecturer

Hermien Roelvert

Editing lecturer

Ilanit Furman

Acting method lecturer

Indra de lanerolle

Producing Leturer

Ingrid Gavshon

Editing lecturer

Jacques Gombault

Acting lecturer

Jacques Le Roux

Acting lecturer

Jahn Beukes

Music lecturer

Jane Lipman

Documentary lecturer

Jani Nals

Documentary lecturer

Jeremy Nathan

Producing Leturer

Jessica van Onselen

Film and drama theory

Jihan El-Tahri

Documentary lecturer

Jim Petrak

Sound Lecturer

Jonathan Kovel

Cinematography Lecturer

Jonathan Witt

Producing Leturer

Julie Hall

Scriptwriting

Jyoti Mistry

Film theory and narrative

Karen Son

CFO at NFVF

Kate Sharum

BIT Business Management

Ken Kaplan

Producing Leturer

Kethiwe Ngcobo

Television

Krisen Pather

Development Executive

Lance Gewer

Cinematography Lecturer

Lars Lundsten

Documentary lecturer

Lauren Basson

Scriptwriting/MFA mentor

Lefa Afrika

Head of Content SABC 3

Lefa Afrika

Television

Leon van Nierop

MFA/screen critic

Lizz Meiring

Live Performance

Luke Rous

Television

Lynne Maree

Acting/Voice

Margaux Truter

Documentary lecturer

Margaux Truter

Editing lecturer

Matthew Lotter

Movement, 4th year Acting

Miles Goodall

Cinematography Lecturer

Minky Schlesinger

MFA panel /script/director

Nduka Mntambo

Scriptwriting

Neil Brandt

Producing Leturer

Neil Swanepoel

Art Director

Nicholas Boraine

Acting/movement

Nimrod Geva

Television

Nirvana Singh

Television

Ntshaveni Wa-Luruli

Documentary lecturer

Pascal Schmit

Documentary lecturer

Peter Carr

Velocity Films

Philip Miller

Music lecturer

Philo Pieterse

CEO Philo Films ("e' Lollipop", "Circles in the Forest"; "Winnie"

Phoebe Anderson

Producing Leturer

Phyllis Dannhauser

Documentary lecturer

Phyllis Dannhauser

Editing lecturer

Prof. Willie Burger

MFA lecturer/narrative

Richard Penn

Animation Lecturer

Rob Jenkinson

Production Design

Rob Malpage

Cinematography Lecturer

Rob Wilson

Cinematography Lecturer

Robbie Thorpe

Editing lecturer

Robbie Thorpe

Producing Leturer

Robin Kelly

Television

Robyn Aronstam

Scriptwriting

Russell Underhill

Cinematography Lecturer

Ruy Filipe

PD & Costume

Ryley Grunewald

Documentary lecturer

Saffron Baggallay

Acting/Psychology

Schalk Schoombie

Acting lecturer

Sean Pretorius

Television

Shakera Kaloo

Branding Lecturer

Shaun de Ponte

Cinematography Lecturer

Sheila Hall

Producing Leturer

Sheona Mitchley

Production Design

Susan Howie

Production Design

Tamiko Hayter

Scriptwriting

Tanja Sakota-Kokot

Documentary lecturer

Tebogo Maleka

Distribution Co-ordinator (“Otello Burning”)

Thandi Brewer

Scriptwriting

Tim Apter

Cinematography Lecturer

Tim Apter

Sound Lecturer

Tony Bensusan

Sound Lecturer

Tracey Williams

Editing lecturer

Tracey-Lee Dearham

Documentary lecturer

Tracey-Lee Dearham

Producing Leturer

Trevor Calverley

Cinematography Lecturer

Uwe Beckman

Producing Leturer

Uwe Beckman

Directing/Producer

Veronique Breugelmans

BIT Marketing & Sales

Vincent Cox

Cinematography Lecturer

Vincent Maloyi

Documentary lecturer

Vuyandi Sondlo

Documentary lecturer

Vuyani Sondlo

Editing lecturer

Willie Nel

Cinematography Lecturer

Wilmien Roussouw

Acting lecturer

Yula Quinn

Television