Local Student Applications

Sydney Film School does not require students to have any specific prior knowledge in film or an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) for entry into the Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015).   

Students are usually granted entry to the course on the basis of their personal statement demonstrating:

  • A commitment to enquiry and study.  
  • An interest for a career in or pursuing knowledge of the film industry.
  • An enthusiasm for collaboration and team work.
  • Evidence that the applicant will make good use of their time at Sydney Film School. 
  • An interview with the applicant may be requested prior to final selection.

Applicants seeking direct entry into the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CUF60615 must also demonstrate:

    An aptitude for the specialisation for which they apply (by submitting a showreel of their work in the relevant role).

We recommend that applicants speak with a member of Sydney Film School's staff to gain a fuller understanding of our courses before applying.  
Applying involves:

Completing and signing a Sydney Film School application form. Please read the terms and conditions carefully.  

  • Writing and submitting a personal statement indicating your special areas of interest in film/video, any related experience you may have, and why you wish to do the course (limited to one page).
  • Submitting a short CV/resume showing work experience or accredited training you may have completed (if available).
  • To start your application click here
  • Alternatively, you can post a hard copy of your application to:
  • Sydney Film School
  • Att: Registrar
  • PO Box 602, Alexandria, NSW 2015


**Please note that as of December 31, 2018 Sydney Film School will form part of International Screen Academy Pty Ltd. This will not change the course content, structure or outcomes. Students will be enrolled at International Screen Academy Pty Ltd trading as Sydney Film School. Should you require further information, please contact our recruitment manager for details