AFDA announces call for applications for Postgraduate Honours Development Bursaries 2017


The AFDA Board of Education (ABE), has announced that applications for the Honours Development Bursary for Motion Picture are open for 2017. This scholarship is awarded either for the following AFDA qualification: Postgraduate BA Honours in Motion Picture. The value of the scholarship is part or full value of one year full-time tuition fees for the course, only from January 2017 to December 2017. Current AFDA third year students, previous AFDA BA graduates and outside RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) candidates may apply.

The AFDA postgraduate school is focused on developing innovative research, origination, production and distribution of entertainment concepts for both local and international markets.

Over the last fifteen years, the AFDA Postgraduate School has produced a large network of graduates who have made a significant contribution to the South African entertainment industry. A large percentage of commercials, feature films, television series, music and retail content is produced by AFDA honours graduates.

ABE Scholarship Criteria give consideration to:
Academic excellence: Qualify with the minimum requirements
Discipline excellence: Consideration of degree/university electives and/or experience/learning in a related area
Capacity for teaching, mentoring, administrative or marketing.
Financial status: Evidence of lack of capacity to afford fees.

Application process
– Apply online for the Postgraduate Bachelor of Arts:
– Once you have applied for the course to a specific campus, you can apply to the same campus for the bursary.

Compile the following:
– Most recent academic qualification results available/certificate of tertiary qualification achieved
– Max two page CV
– One Page Motivation Letter (no longer than 1 page) on why you should receive an AFDA Development Bursary
– Include in your motivation letter OR provide a separate document regarding your financial status and need for tuition support.

Deadline for applications:
Friday 30 September 2016. Delivery method must be either via email or physical drop off at the marketing office of the specific campus.

There is no application fee. Applicants will be reviewed and short-listed applicants may be invited for an interview.

Applicants who are awarded the bursary will sign a Acceptance of Bursary offer letter as well as a Spirit of Agreement. It is important to note that this is a work-back bursary. Terms and conditions apply. Contact the campuses for more details.

Pamela Sehunoe 011 482 8345 | | 41 Frost Avenue, Auckland Park, JHB

Nareen Rebello 021 448 7600 | | 18 Lower Scott Road, Observatory, CPT

Simone Logan 031 569 2252 | | 2a Highdale Road, Glen Anil, DBN

For further information visit the AFDA website.