AFDA Port Elizabeth was established in 2015 at a small campus in Newton Park. The student numbers soon outgrew the site and the campus was moved to Bird Street in Central into an old museum and heritage building.
The campus started with offering on the BA in Motion Picture Medium, and the BA in Live Performance soon followed suite. By 2018, the Postgraduate BA Honours degree started and in 2019, the the 1 year Higher Certificate was started at the campus. The campus hosts a growing but tightly knit and diverse community of passionate staff and students all invested in and focussed on the creative economy.
The PE campus is within 5min from all the top amenities, most importantly the beautiful beaches and beachfront promenade of Nelson Mandela Bay. The Central area is host to a melting pot of arts and culture, including the Opera Theatre, art galleries and also many historical and cultural sites and buildings.contact afda Port Elizabeth