The program offers the following exposure to several areas of the entertainment industry depending on a student’s scope of research and specialisation.

  • Factual: documentary film and reality formats or
  • Fiction: a 24 minute short film (drama), television drama or sitcom series (pilot), theatre production, music performance
  • Commercials: (Boards provided by agency)

Research Topics: Research topics can vary according to discipline focus, outcome alignment and finalised in consultation with the academic supervisor.

Supervisors: Each student may nominate an academic supervisor from the AFDA staff body with whom they will work over the course of their Honours programme. The supervisor provides overall academic supervision and guidance to the student and ensures that the research requirements of the degree is fulfilled.


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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