Discipline Selection

AFDA first year students have the choice of selecting the following combinations of schools and disciplines for 1st year.

School Choice:

    1. Film School (2 semesters)
    2. Film & Television School (1 semester of each)
    3. Film & Performance School (1 semester of each)
    4. Performance & Television School (1 semester of each)

Discipline Choices:

The Film School offers 12 disciplines in first year. A minimum of 2 disciplines is selected per semester from within the following departments:

  1. Production: Screenwriting, Producing, Directing and *Animation Directing
  2. Image Production: Cinematography, Image Enhancement and Data Management
  3. Screen Design: Production Design (includes stage and theatre design) and Costume, Make-up & Styling
  4. Post Production: Editing, Sound Design, Visual Effects and *Media Music & Composition

*Disciplines available at limited campuses only

The Performance School offers 3 disciplines per year and a compulsory Integrated Voice & Movement subject:

  1. Screen Acting
  2. *Music Performance
  3. Stage Acting

*Disciplines available at limited campuses only

The Television School offers 4 compulsory disciplines in first year:

  1. *TV Scriptwriting
  2. *TV Production
  3. *TV Technical
  4. *TV Post Production

*Disciplines available at limited campuses only

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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