Academy of Television & Screen Arts Offers Bursary

The Academy of Sound Engineering‘s (ASE) Faculty of Television & Screen Arts (ATV) is seeking bursary students from around the country, to participate in the first intake of its cutting edge Higher Certificate in Television and Screen Media, a new one-year curriculum that is the first of its kind in the country. The preference is to be given to rural and female graduates.

Financed in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), the bursaries will provide full tuition as well as accommodation and books for the selected students. Travel costs and food are not included.

Learn fundamental skills across a range of techniques and genres, in a productive workshop atmosphere where projects are not just classroom exercises. See your work broadcast on major television channels, and also on the internet, cellphones, and other new platforms. Enter film competitions and collaborate with top professionals, gaining the knowledge and experience you need to competitively enter the workplace, or continue your studies to a higher level.

The curriculum has been developed in extensive consultation with industry as a highly-practical, forward-looking entry-level professional education into the world of content creation and distribution, with a focus on equipping learners with a foundation of technical and creative skills to gain employment in the industry upon graduation or continue on to further study.

In the video training we have so far offered in our sound courses, students have been extremely successful in hands-on practical achievement. In the past two years, ASE students focusing on audio post-production, with only a small amount of screen arts training, have:

  • Placed 4th in 48 Hour Film Project 2010
  • Created a SAMA-nominated music video for MXO
  • Shot and helped edit the music videos for the Radio 2000 2 x Mandela Birthday song tribute (featuring Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Tu Nokwe, Mark Alex, Dorothy Masuku, and many more)
  • Assisted in shooting two music videos for Yvonne Chaka Chaka which have been shown worldwide
  • Assisted in shooting a music video for the Alter Irving Band that has been shown worldwide
  • Created a widely-aired video “Circle of Love” to raise funds for a young cancer victim
  • Run a 4 camera shoot at the Ken Hensley music concert
  • Run a 4 camera shoot to document Ntsiki Mazwai’s “Mama Said” sessions

The course begins on 5 March 2013. Enrolment is open until 1 March 2013. Entry requirements are a Matric certificate with exemption for study at Higher Certificate or Diploma level. To apply for the bursary, or for regular admission, please E-mail or call 011 482 9200 and ask for the marketing team. Find out more about the programme at Academy of Television & Screen Arts

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