Outcomes are the projects completed as part of the practical assessment aspect of the degree. While students do not complete written examinations, the various stages of completing their outcomes form an examination process. Every outcome will have a different brief for students to learn not only about how to follow a brief but also to explore content development for various platforms, purposes and audiences from all points of view including narrative, performance, aesthetic, medium and control.
In first year, the focus is on short narrative content for mobile devices, online streaming sites, in-flight entertainment, promo content for a magazine television show, heritage-inspired theatre or live music performances depending on school and discipline choice.
Second year outcomes include narratives used in gaming, product promotion or public service announcements, live television broadcasts at the AFDA Experimental Festival and Awards ceremony or live stage or music performances to campus audiences. As students progress each year, their outcome increase in format length as well in technical standards with access and training in more equipment and facilities.
In third year, students will focus on semesterly outcomes all to be showcased at AFDA’s festivals. The first semester outcome is an experimental project – either in film, television, theatre or music performance. These are shown at the Experimental Festival in June annually, a “warm-up” event to AFDA’s annual Graduation Festival. The second semester focuses on graduation outcomes in film, television, theatre or music performance. These projects will be showcased at various commercial and public venues in reasonable proximity to the campuses on exhibition platforms relevant to the various outcome formats. Students will be involved in the organization and promotion of the event as well as the screening/ performance of their outcome to attract their commercial audience to view and mark the outcome which is counted towards their examination mark.
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.