Student Life

CLVA is the student representative body at AFDA. Committee members are selected from all 3 schools by the students themselves in a vote that takes place at the beginning of the year. Each School has a representative from each year of study.

The first event of the year is to welcome the first year group to AFDA. This is normally a sports day with a post-event party during orientation week and a party on campus with the rest of the school. Events are also held off campus and at various venues where we have built relationships with management.

CLVA is tasked with organising the Experimental Festival. The Experimental festival is where the third years are given the opportunity to showcase unique projects that utilize all the techniques they have learnt over the years. It allows them to bend the rules, be limitlessly creative and innovative. The festival prepares them for their graduation projects and gives them a taste of how the outside world will view their work. It is an exciting time, and when it comes to the films, expect the unexpected.

CLVA realize that the learning experience at AFDA can be challenging as you navigate your way around a new academic and social environment. It is CLVA’s aim to get your creative juices flowing by providing activities that help de-stress.

An evaluation form is handed to students to fill out at the end of the first and second semester which helps to discover how best to serve the students. We encourage everyone to get involved in the events as it is a great place to network and meet new people.

AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.

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