AFDA PRO Short Courses

The growth of the Entertainment and Media industries together with exponential shifts in technology, local and global competition and the emergence of online platforms, alternative distribution and business opportunities, has created a need for extended learning programmes. AFDA PRO delivers executive short courses aimed at upgrading existing skills, switching areas of professional focus and developing new skills ready opportunities and challenges of the future.

AFDA PRO certificates are awarded for competence or attendance but do not provide credits upon completion. These are enriched learning opportunities to compliment rather than duplicate any previous learning. There are four new courses available for 2017 and are structured part-time. This may be in the form of workshops or lectures with the course facilitator, most of which will be scheduled as much as possible during evenings or weekends in order to accommodate those who may be unavailable during normal working hours.


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Evidence shows the Digital Revolution erases barriers to entry as the tools of production are democratised by falling prices and technological interfaces becoming auto-didactic. By leveraging the potential offered by the tools of the Digital Revolution, we can amplify our voice as filmmakers & media practitioners in our quest for self-representation. By adopting and adapting digital technology to articulate stories & brand narratives, these tools empower us at every stage of production from script to screen.

Now, more than ever, filmmakers & media practitioners in the creative economy need to harness the tools of the Digital Revolution to redefine the terms of popular culture production, consumption and distribution. Stay ahead of the curve. Embrace the Digital Revolution and build your skills set to diversify in a rapidly changing market place. AFDA PRO – short courses to give you the edge.

“Either disrupt yourself, or someone else will” - (Diamandis 2015)

*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.

Contact afdapro@afda.co.za to find out more:

CAPE TOWN: Stevan Buxt Stevan@afda.co.za / +27 21 448 7600

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VIRTUAL REALITY (360 VIDEO PRODUCTION)

Virtual Reality (VR) offers enormous opportunity for content creators to make immersive content for the market. This is the future of media technology and your chance to learn about it. The objective of the course is for participants to understand and engage with the basic principles of the medium of 360 Virtual Reality. Produce a short cutting edge Virtual Reality 360 production adhering to emerging principles of engaging a virtual environment, while ensuring technical proficiency of contemporary standards of production processes and technical limitations & impact of VR 360.

Contact afdapro@afda.co.za to find out more:

CAPE TOWN: Stevan Buxt Stevan@afda.co.za / +27 21 448 7600

Disclaimer: please note that dates and venues for courses are subject to change & courses will not be run with fewer than 10 participants. 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.

Click here to download the Information Pack for this course.

 

 

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TRANSMEDIA

The emergence of online video has changed the media industry exponentially. Most companies are seeking short video content to engage their users on social media or on their website. Already, more than a million people worldwide earn revenue by uploading videos to Youtube. The current emphasis is on transmedia storytelling which is a multipronged narrative distribution that leverages online platforms to immerse the audience in the world of story by incorporating: cinema, television, DVD, webisodes, mobisodes, social media sites, Virtual Reality & video streaming like Showmax and Netflix.

This course is aimed at developing content for the future of online convergence. This course will keep you ahead of the digital curve by multiplying your skills. Learn how to aggregate transmedia video content from concept to screen. By the end of this course, the participant will have pitched and produced a transmedia brand narrative with a 360 multimedia distribution and exhibition strategy for a Transmedia production to be executed from script to screen in a video production.

Contact afdapro@afda.co.za to find out more:

CAPE TOWN: Stevan Buxt Stevan@afda.co.za / +27 21 448 7600

Disclaimer: please note that dates and venues for courses are subject to change & courses will not be run with fewer than 10 participants. 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.

Click here to download the Information Pack for this course.

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BROADCAST DESIGN

Broadcast Design is a cutting edge digital art form that is growing exponentially due to the expansion of Transmedia as film, television and online media converge and hybridise in the domain of 21st century media production. This course will empower participants to stay ahead of the curve by combining a two and three-dimensional mastery of Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator and Cinema 4D software packages.

This Broadcast Design course is 80% self-study with 20% contact time facilitated by an industry motion graphics artists who will train participants to create professional projects using video material and graphic elements created in Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator and Cinema 4D. Using these software packages, the participant will create on air imaging and opening sequences for film, television and multiple online platforms.

Contact afdapro@afda.co.za to find out more:

CAPE TOWN: Stevan Buxt Stevan@afda.co.za / +27 21 448 7600

Disclaimer: please note that dates and venues for courses are subject to change & courses will not be run with fewer than 10 participants. 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.

Click here to download the Information Pack for this course. 


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SCREENWRITING

Do you have a great idea for a screenplay or TV series but never get around to writing it? AFDA PRO introduces a screenwriting incubator focused on award winning writing concepts and techniques such as: screenplay structure, character arcs, themes, dramatic conflict, genre and visualisation. Leading industry screenwriting will guide participants through internationally benchmarked best practice for scriptwriters to complete a first draft of an original screenplay or TV pilot within 90 days.

The scriptwriting course takes place over 3 months with 80% self-study & 20% professional contact time with industry experts. Participants will be trained to engage narrative development concepts applied at top international universities around the world.

Contact afdapro@afda.co.za to find out more:

CAPE TOWN: Stevan Buxt Stevan@afda.co.za / +27 21 448 7600

Disclaimer: please note that dates and venues for courses are subject to change & courses will not be run with fewer than 10 participants. 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.

Click here to download the Information Pack for this course.

FEES & COURSE DATES 2017

Next course in 2017: SCREENWRITING in CAPE TOWN starting 1 September 2017
(This is a 3 month part-time course)

*Dates provided indicate the period over which the course will take place. Lectures & workshops take place on selected evenings.

To find out more, call or email us directly to join our database and keep informed of AFDA PRO developments and offers: afdapro@afda.co.za

Disclaimer: Please note that dates, fees, course content or offers are subject to change and courses will not be run with fewer than 10 participants. Terms and conditions apply.
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.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
1. It is important to note that AFDA is a private institution and does not receive any financial support or subsidy from the state. The demands and rigour of a student-centered curriculum and environment necessitates extensive financial investment into developing the facilities, upgrading equipment, production costs and maintaining and recruiting highly specialized staff.
2. It must be noted that variable and personal costs (travel, meals, communication and stationery) for project related consumables are for the cost of the participant.
3. AFDA offers an educational program in which a significant portion of a student's learning is achieved through the making of a film/ tv production / stage production etc. Students will have access to the equipment needed to realise outcomes and exercises within the parameters of the course. AFDA does not require participants to purchase any textbooks.
4. Full course fee or minimum of 50% is required to be paid upfront in full in order to secure your place in the course.
5. Full payment (including the proof of payment) is required 48hrs prior to commencing the course or the participant will not be permitted to begin to the course.
6. Participants will be held financially liable for wilful or negligent damage to equipment and facilities.
7. REFUNDABLE FEES: 100% if an AFDA PRO participant withdraws on or before commencing the first (1st) day of the course as per published dates. Thereafter no percentage or portion of fees are refundable.
8. If a student's fees are paid into the incorrect campus account, an administrative fee of R250 will be charged per incorrect payment.
9. Each course must have a minimum of 10 participants in order for the course to be run. Should a course not run for this reason, your fees can be transferred to the following window available for that course offer.
10. If a student's fees are paid into the incorrect campus account, an administrative fee of R250 will be charged per incorrect payment.

JOHANNESBURG
ABSA Bank, Acc. No.: 4053115636
Branch No.: 632-005,
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Pay Reference: Participant Initial, Surname + AFDAPRO

CAPE TOWN
ABSA Bank, Acc. No.: 4073888465,
Branch No.: 632-005,
Swift No.: ABSAZAJJ

Pay Reference: Participant Initial, Surname + AFDAPRO

Contact us directly for group bookings or APPLY by clicking the red apply now button above. Or email afdapro@afda.co.za to be emailed an application form.

REQUIREMENTS.

Each course requires computer literacy and some basic technical acumen, as well as an appetite for up-skilling in the area. Please submit a CV with your application and a copy of highest achieved qualification as relevant.

Who are the AFDA PRO courses made for?

AFDA PRO short courses are aimed at those wanting to upgrade existing skills, switch areas of professional focus or develop new skills to be ready for the opportunities and challenges of the future. There are no strict entry requirements for the short courses, however computer literacy is important. This paired with a keen interest and some basic understanding of the course topic is key in order to fully reap the benefits of the course.

General enquiries and application submissions: afdapro@afda.co.za

If you know which campus you are directing your enquiry or application to, please specify as such in the subject line of the email.

Or contact CAPE TOWN: Stevan Buxt Stevan@afda.co.za / +27 21 448 7600

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