The Number One School for the Creative Economy in Africa

Fully Accredited Degrees and Higher Certificates in Film, Performance, Entertainment, Business Innovation and Creative Writing

An Institution for Creative Leaders, Visionaries and Artists

Fully Accredited

AFDA offers Higher Certificate and Degree programmes that are registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

4 Campuses

AFDA has four campuses in four key cities across South Africa. Each campus accommodates a diverse mix of students and provides a unique collaborative learning environment.

Alumni Success

AFDA Alumni are award-winning, skilled and networked. They make a significant contribution to the growth of the local entertainment industry.


Be part of a network of highly talented artists, entrepreneurs and practitioners using their ideas to grow the creative economy and change the world.

Take the First Step Towards Your Career in the Creative Economy Today


Apply for your chosen programme of study at your preferred AFDA campus.


Pay the registration fee to secure your place.


Before classes start, make it official by completing enrolment.

Discover Why 1000s of Students Choose AFDA Every Year

Learn to become part of a network of successful, talented and skilled artists, entrepreneurs and practitioners who shape the future of the South African creative economy and beyond through an outcomes and project-based learning system.


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