AFDA - SA School of Motion Picture Medium & Live Performance


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Ever dreamed about a career in the Film and Entertainment industry? What about pursuing a career in screen and/or stage acting, directing, producing, scriptwriting, cinematography, and editing, or live television production, animation directing, production and sound design, visual effects, musical performance, media music production and composition, or costume, make-up, and styling? It's all possible at AFDA Film School. AFDA has over 31 options for studying, 4 campuses across South Africa and over 2000 students. 

AFDA is a leading outcomes-based film school that dates back to 1994. It has fully equipped campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town where graduates train to contribute to one of the largest growth industries in the world: entertainment. In addition, AFDA now also has a campus in Durban. AFDA is a full member of CILECT - the International Association of Accredited Film and Television Schools.


Undergraduate degrees: 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Motion Picture Medium
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Computer Technology
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing

Higher Certificates: 

  • Higher Certificate in Film, Television and Entertainment Production
  • Higher Certificate in Performing Arts
  • Higher Certificate in Radio and Podcasting

Postgraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Live Performance
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Motion Picture Medium
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation
  • Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures Medium

For more information on each degree, download the prospectus on the AFDA website. 

AFDA Fees:

Go to AFDA's website to access AFDA's fee structures. There is also downloadable bursary information on that website.

AFDA Campuses:

  • Johannesburg 
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Gqeberha

AFDA Courses:

AFDA offers undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees as well as higher certificates in various interests such as Live Performance, Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Radio and Podcasting, and Fine Arts. 

AFDA Applications:

Applications can be done online. Look on the AFDA website to complete the process. 

Delivery Method
Type of education institution
Private Higher Education Institution
Qualification Types
Higher Certificate
Bachelors Degree
Post Graduate Certificate
Masters Degree




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