Introduction

STUDY AT OUR DURBAN CAMPUS

The AFDA Durban Campus is situated in the suburb of Glen Anil (Northern area) with easy access from the N2, R102 and Umhlanga Rocks Drive.  The 3-storey building enrols over two 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 climate environment but with an added opportunity of learning and improving on their isiZulu and 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 from the BA degree 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 & Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Certificate in Film, Television and Entertainment Production
  • Higher Certificate in Radio & Podcasting

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 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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