Post Graduate Bachelor of Arts Honours in Motion Picture Medium - AFDA | Educartis

Johannesburg
1 years
Master/MBA
On Campus

Benefits

Course Overview

The AFDA Honours program focuses on providing opportunities for students to acquire in-depth theoretical, research and conceptual skills and knowledge in the fields of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance. These honed skills and knowledge systems are collectively applied to both individual research and group projects which allow for students’ individual fields of specialisation to be assessed. The program aims to develop key knowledge and skills for success in meeting future challenges, augmenting imagination, creativity, collaboration and communication, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial skills, and research on postgraduate level. With a postgraduate level focus on Research Led Practice/Practice Led Research and associated research methodologies, the AFDA Honours degrees equip students to apply the idea that research and critical engagement with relevant theories is the basis for any practical outcome. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

PRACTICAL PRODUCTION OUTCOMES 
Students will be expected to focus on ONE of the genres as their major project outcome and specific to degree choice and discipline focus. 
  1. 24-minute Documentary film 
  2. 24-minute Dramatic Narrative Film 
  3. 24-minute Pilot programme for Television OR Acting: Two minute stage productions or one stage production and a developmental role in a 24-minute dramatic narrative screen production 
    ii. Musical Performance: Two minute musical performance shows with associated album release or music video

THEORY AND RESEARCH 
The core foundations of theoretical learning is centred on five components of Core Course, which include: 
  1. Narrative: Engaging narrative concepts 
  2. Performance: Human Behaviour
  3. Medium: The Instruments of Media Production 
  4. Aesthetics: Design for Narrative Expression v. Control: The Market and the Product

DISCPLINE FOCUS (PRACTICAL & THEORETICAL) 
Screenwriting; directing; producing; production design; costume makeup and styling; cinematography; sound design; editing; visual FX; media music production; animation directing; television writing;  television production; screen acting, stage acting, musical performance 
* Discipline selection is dependent on availability per campus 
* Discipline selection and group-based project  outcomes are dependent on discipline spread of enrolled students 

METHODS OF STUDENT ASSESSMENT 
At the end of the program the student submits an academic thesis and will have completed a practical production outcome.  • Thesis topics may align with discipline focus. 
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Certification obtained

Post Graduate Bachelor of Arts Honours in Motion Picture Medium 

What jobs will I qualify for?

Production Manager 

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

  • A minimum of a 3-year recognized degree or equivalent or a student will need to apply for recognized prior learning (RPL). 
  • Relevant industry experience is beneficial for applicants without a related degree in the discipline area they intend to apply for in Honours.

International Students: 

  • A Certified copy of SAQA Certificate of Evaluation of the applicant’s International qualifications is required for acceptance into AFDA programmes
  • International qualifications can take up work and study opportunities in South Africa.
  • International applicants may be required to do the AFDA Entrance Exam in order to be assessed for entry into AFDA’s programmes

How do I apply?

Application Process: 

  1. Enquiry: Request more information 
  2. Apply: Complete the online application to study at AFDA
  3. Acceptance Feedback: Wait up to 10 working days to receive feedback on your application 
  4. Consultation: Visit us for a campus tour on an Open Day or book a *consultation on a weekday [Optional] *Available via skype. 
  5. Register: Once you have received your acceptance letter into your chosen course, pay your registration fee to secure your place to study at AFDA
  6. Enrol: Complete your enrollment during the stipulated Enrolment Window for your chosen course

Application days will be on 24 March & 18 August 2018 (Arrive by 10.am)

Payment options

FEES
1st Time Enroling Student Fees: Total R84 750
Returning Student Fee: Total R82 800

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LEVY: R16 500
All 1st time enroling students will need to pay the International Levy upfront before enrolment. This does not apply to Sub-Sahara African countries.


AFDA PAYMENT PLANS 
  1. 100% of Total Fees (fully inclusive of Registration, Enrolment and Course fees) payable upfront during the course-relevant Enrolment window or by 31 January 2018.
  2. Registration and Enrolment fees payable upfront upon or before completing enrolment for the course. Thereafter 50% of the Course fee is payable by or before 31 January 2018, and the remaining 50% of the Course fee is payable by or before 31 March 2018. 
  3. Extended payment plan: 3-9 month credit application subject to credit approval based on NCR regulations. A R1100 (non-refundable) administration fee will be charged on application submission. For further information, please contact the finance department. If the payment deadline is not adhered to the student will be denied access to the campus and learning programme. 

REFUND POLICY:
To apply for a refund, follow the refund policy in the Academic Yearbook.

REGISTRATION FEE REFUND APPLICATION PROCEDURE DUE TO NON-ENROLMENT:
Should you choose not to enrol at AFDA you may formally apply in writing to the AFDA Finance Department on or before FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2018 for a refund of your paid registration fee up to a maximum of R4,000. This application must include a copy of the proof of payment, the full details of the account to where the refund needs to be paid and a confirmation in writing of the Applicant Name and Student Number to which this refund of registration fee applies. Further details may be requested upon application. This application will only be considered if submitted on or before FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2018 for registration fees which were paid in full.

FINANCIAL LIABILITY UPON CANCELLATION OF STUDIES - NON-REFUNDABLE FEES:  
The following fees are not refundable under any circumstances: 
  1. Registration fees; 
  2. Enrolment fees; 
  3. International levies; 
  4. Cancellation of studies after the expiry of: 
  • 21 days from the start of the AFDA academic year for new students. 
  • 7 days from the start of the AFDA academic year for returning students. 

REFUNDABLE FEES:
The following fees are refundable in respect of academic fees only: 
  1. 100% If a 1st Time student withdraw on or before twenty-one (21) consecutive days from the first (1st) day of the AFDA academic year (i.e. the 1st day of term 1)
  2. 100% If a returning student withdraw on or before seven (7) consecutive days from the first (1st) day of the AFDA academic year (i.e. the 1st day of term 1). 

REQUIRED PAYMENT REFERENCE: Student Number + Name
Please ensure to furnish a copy of the proof of payment to the relevant campus and department via email and/or hard copy.

2018 ENROLMENT DATES:
 Returning & First Time Student Enrolment Window: 22 January - 27 January 2018 - Applies to BA Undergrad students
Returning & First Time Student Enrolment Window: 29 January - 3 February 2018 - Applies to Post Grad/Honours students

*Note: Any student permitted to enrol after the designated enrolment window will be required to pay a Late Enrolment Fee of R950 upfront upon enrolling.

CAMPUS BANKING DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION

PORT ELIZABETH CAMPUS BANK DETAILS: 
ABSA Bank, Acc. No.: 4089 173 721 
Branch No.: 632-005, Swift No.: ABSAZAJJ 
Pay Reference: Student No. & Last Name 

PORT ELIZABETH CAMPUS CONTACT DETAILS: 
28 Bird Street, Central, 6006, 
Port Elizabeth, South Africa 
Tel +27 41 582 1266 | pecampus@afda.co.za 

Detailed course information

Outcomes / Projects: 
  • 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.

Course Provider

Contact Information

Email & Website
  • international@afda.co.za
  • https://www.afda.co.za/
Phone & Location
  • +27214487600
  • +27114828345
  • 41 Frost Avenue, Auckland Park 2092