Port Elizabeth.

AFDA kick-started their new campus in Port Elizabeth on the 9th of February 2015 and currently attracts the interest of students from all corners of the world.

Port Elizabeth is known as the friendly city and is renowned for its pristine and accessible beaches, adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle. It boasts a strong cultural history, provides a student friendly environment with excellent accommodation and is a host to a large body of international visitors annually.

AFDA Courses currently on offer at the Port Elizabeth campus:

  • Undergraduate BA in Motion Picture Medium (Film)

  • Undergraduate BA in Live Performance

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 Port Elizabeth campus:

  1. The AFDA PE Campus is located in an affordable region that reduces the cost of living and travel considerably.

  2. André Scholtz, one of South Africa’s most prolific and experienced film producers, has relocated to the Eastern Cape to head up the Port Elizabeth film school.

  3. AFDA P.E. will have small classes to facilitate personal attention and learning for each student. International students benefit from this stride in terms of academic development and can easily access English Language support services nearby the campus.

  4. AFDA P.E. will utlise the same film curriculum and learning system that has proved to be highly successful at its other campuses.

  5. AFDA P.E. facilities and equipment will have a year to year parity with its other campuses and proportionate to student numbers.

  6. An economic opportunity exists for P.E. graduates to create a sustainable industry through growing its intellectual capital and cultural content.

  7. Similarily an economic opportunity exists for P.E. to optimize its first world infrastructure, locations, exchange rate and diverse population through facilitating international film and television production.

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

  9. AFDA P.E. 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. Port Elizabeth's pristine coastline, friendly disposition and student life make it a popular study destination for both local & international students.

The following disciplines are available at AFDA Port Elizabeth in the Bachelor of Arts Motion Picture Medium degree for 2016 enrolment: Producing; Directing; Writing; Editing; Sound Design; Production Design; Costume Make-up and Styling; Cinematography and Data Management; Live Performance (The Live Performance course will only run if AFDA procures a minimum of 20 enrolments)

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Parity Assurance

The AFDA Port Elizabeth campus will receive the same standard of learning and facilities as provided by AFDA for first year students at all existing AFDA campus and will utilize the AFDA  pedagogic system, curriculum, syllabus and assessment  structures that AFDA has developed over the last twenty years.

The Higher Education Quality Council HEQC will apply a statutory site visit during 2015 to ensure the above standard of learning facilities and equipment is in place.

The Honours and Masters degree and new degree offers will be introduced as the Port Elizabeth site is developed.

Internal Audits and Quality Control

The AFDA executive and senior management are responsible for quarterly term visits and audits of the learning program and facilities.

The AFDA ASC  (Academic standards committee) is responsible for ensuring the effective roll out of the AFDA timetable, learning and assessment according to the AFDA institutional Policy document that governs and regulates the various AFDA campus.

Academic Development

AFDA PE will offer the same academic support structures for students who need to develop their academic standards and capacities.


Port Elizabeth Prospectus 2016 |PDF| 2.88 MB

The AFDA PE site is designed to accommodate 35 students. Our temporary campus site includes the following: Lecture rooms, viewing facilities, an online research area, a shooting studio, recording studio and post production facilities. These facilities will be expanded at the new campus site which will be designed to accommodate the growing student body.

The first year PE students will have the exact same standard and proportionate numbers of equipment as used by the existing JHB, Cape Town and Durban first year students in the following: Camera, lighting, accessories, digital hardware and software for sound design, editing and data management. The same applies to production design and Costume, make up and styling.

Annual first year internship

As the PE campus will not initially have 3rd or 4th year students, the first and second year internship training will be facilitated by a local professional crew.

Accommodation lists will be provided on request. Please note that this list is still limited, but will be developed significantly over the next two months.

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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

Aarti Narotam

Lecturer, Technique & Application

Carol Anne Kelleher

Lecturer, Voice & Screen Acting

Levern Botha

Lecturer, Movement & Physical Theatre