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ABOUT AFDA 5 FULLY EQUIPPED CAMPUSES | 2000 STUDENTS | 7 DEGREES | OVER 150 FULL-TIME ACADEMIC & ADMIN STAFF | OVER 200 INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AS VISITING LECTURERS | OVER 3600 ALUMNI the history. AFDA was founded in 1994 by Garth Holmes, Bata Passchier, and Deon Opperman. From its early beginnings of 6 students, a rented VCR, and broken TV it has become one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world today. AFDA has over 1200 students, a permanent staff of over… [+] 150 academics and administrators and 5 fully equipped campuses in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Botswana. It has produced some of the top film-makers and actors in South Africa today and has made a significant contribution to developing a sustainable local entertainment industry. the overall goal. To develop a relevant educational institution that contributes to African nation building and rewards all stakeholders by providing a stimulating, rigorous and globally integrated learning experience that empowers students with productive innovative skills, enabling graduating learners to grow sustainable creative industries. the educational promise. To provide students with the conceptual, perceptual and concrete skills that will enable them to originate meaningful narrative concepts and human behaviors that are relevant to target audiences and to truthfully and accurately deliver these narratives through appropriate use of medium and aesthetic form and the employment of resources to accurately and economically produce and sell the completed production. AFDA educational objectives. To provide conceptual, perceptual and concrete skills that will enable students to originate meaningful narrative concepts and to understand why these might be relevant and the impact they may have on target audiences and society in general. To understand why human behavior and culture are the agents through which narratives are embodied and made emotionally relevant to target audiences. To understand how their chosen medium of expression can be considered and used to truthfully and accurately produce their narrative. To understand how aesthetic elements might be used to establish and produce the appropriate form of the world in which the narrative is set. To understand how to plan and employ resources to economically produce and sell a product to achieve a return on investment. Why AFDA? AFDA is the no. 1 film, tv and performance school on the continent AFDA is a fully accredited institution with 20 years experience in the tertiary education landscape AFDA is an internationally recognized institution and is a full member of CILECT – an international organization that represents over 170 film and tv schools and includes USC (LA) and UCLA (LA), TISCH (NY), Columbia (Chicago), La femis (Paris), GVIK (Russia) to mention but a few AFDA Alumni are award-winning skilled and networked. They continue to make a significant contribution to the growth of the local entertainment industry. AFDA is an Academy award winning institution and the first and only African film school to win the best foreign student film academy award in 2006 and runner-up as a finalist in 2013 AFDA employs a number of South Africa\’s top academics and practitioners. AFDA has a unique learning system that provides students with authentic undergraduate & postgraduate learning environments that are relevant to vocational opportunities both locally and abroad. AFDA students are trained to produce commercially viable entertainment products for local audiences and niche online global markets AFDA offers students a genuine opportunity to seek out their aptitude in order to discover their passion and on extension their successful vocational path The AFDA learning process encourages and rewards innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship AFDA is one of the leading outcomes-based film schools in the world. AFDA graduates are taught to conceptualize, create and develop indigenous products and commodities for the local and international market In the course of a rich entrepreneurial history dating back to 1994, AFDA has earned a reputation as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world today. Although our track record speaks for itself, we continually renew our commitment to facilitating an environment that develops high-quality human and intellectual property with the relevant skills to deal with the rigors of a fast-expanding and ever-changing entertainment industry. At our fully equipped campuses in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Botswana, we train graduates to contribute to one of the largest growth industries in the world: entertainment. In the globalized economy, cultural exchange is a valuable currency. AFDA graduates are taught to conceptualize, create and develop indigenous products and commodities for the local and international market. Our students are educated not only to forge profitable and sustainable careers in this market but are encouraged to develop themselves as employment providers – the cultural entrepreneurs of the future. Our alumni have reinvigorated their industries with the quality of their intellectual property, skill, and talent. More than 90% of our Honours alumni are working and employed in their chosen field of specialization. AFDA films are exhibited at numerous international festivals and have been broadcast worldwide, winning many prestigious awards, including the Student Academy Award winner and Cannes festival finalist in 2006 and a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) in 2007. AFDA is a full member of CILECT – the International Association of Accredited Film and Television Schools. AFDA reserves the right to make changes or withdraw information or course offers without prior notice. Where possible, AFDA will endeavor to notify all persons and/or organizations affected as a result. Are you #MadeforAFDA? While AFDA is a unique institution, it caters and facilitates multiple intelligences. If we refer to Gardner’s multiple Intelligence tests – AFDA’s diverse spread of electives/disciplines caters for all these intelligence’s. Who are you? What makes AFDA unique? AFDA offers a learning system that utilizes a diverse number of learning strategies and methodologies which include tacit learning, learning by approximation, collaborative learning, scaffold learning and learning through socialization. The AFDA learning and assessment system caters to what Howard Gardner refined to as ‘Multiple Intelligence’s’. These diverse intelligence’s are: Visual-Spatial Bodily-kinesthetic Musical Interpersonal Intrapersonal Linguistic Logical-Mathematical The creative industries require diverse specialization (intelligence’s) that are able to collaborate in an economically viable manner to achieve high standards of production. AFDA students are given the opportunity to explore and discover their aptitude and by extension their career path. AFDA uses a learning system designed to deal with the opportunities and challenges of the knowledge economy and the future. It is a market-related learning system focusing on the audience and the target market. We offer an outcomes-based learning system which requires a heads on-hands on approach, focusing on leadership, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This mimics the industry and takes place in an authentic learning environment. AFDA focuses on the goals of the learner. AFDA students do not write traditional exams. Students are assessed on an individual basis and team/group focused research. An application of theory and research in the creation and exhibition of entertainment content or in development and monetization of entrepreneurial business and disruptive technologies is what primarily constitutes assessment at AFDA. AFDA’s learning process is highly effective and creates a network of skilled graduates who are able to forge careers in the entertainment, media and other creative industries.
About 43 Air School 43 Air School Proudly welcomes you to World Class Pilot Training. We deliver this by setting the highest standards, unmatched facilities and a serious passion for aviation. We have professionally trained well over 5000 graduates for the general, airline and military aviation sectors over the past 28 years but it’s our ability to exceed the expectations of our customers that differentiates us. 43 is Africa’s only Jeppesen and Boeing approved ab-initio fac… [+] ility and we are the only school able to offer an iATPL, along with our Jet Pilot Program (JPP) this enables us to deliver a first officer airline ready candidate in less than 24 months. Our locations in RSA have contingent dedicated flying training areas, low air traffic density and ready access to instrument training facilities focusing students on what they have enrolled for. Dedicated live on-campus facilities ensure our student’s social needs are catered for. Our 43 Instructor’s experience is unmatched in the industry and the team is headed by professionals that have had distinguished careers in aviation. 43 is committed to ensuring that we stay abreast of industry developments and aviation instruction methodologies. Our 43 eLearning offering for iPad in conjunction with a structured ground school and dedicated instructors assists students to reach their full potential. 43 owns the largest and best-maintained fleet of aircraft on the continent and glass cockpit offerings are available on our complex trainers. Our vast experience and leadership in training place 43 Air School at the forefront of international training standards. Why train at 43 Air School? Unsurpassed instructor capability Largest "on location" training fleet in the Southern Hemisphere One of only two Boeing Jeppeson training schools Largest "live on campus" facility in Africa Jeppeson’s only approved e-learning syllabus for iPad in Africa Only Boeing approved integrated ATPL program worldwide 43 Air School is a dedicated flying training organisation, catering for the private, general commercial, airline and military sectors. We have extensive experience in training self and corporate sponsored pilots from different cultural backgrounds and from various countries around the world. The school offers a full residential service and has an average student population of approximately 300 at its main and Bulembu campuses. The staff complement is about 200. From its simple beginnings in 1942, 43 Air School has established a reputation within the SA aviation industry for providing a high standard flying training service. All our courses are approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. Our success is the result of having a relevant and achievable philosophy, sophisticated training programmes to translate that philosophy into tangible results, and effective management systems to provide quality control. And, of course, the right people to do the job. Training Philosophy Our philosophy is to give you a genuine operational capability, that is, to teach you to do the job you are licenced to do, and do it well. Whether a private or career pilot. Being able to do the job entails a lot more than controlling an aeroplane correctly and accurately. It includes effective and adaptable procedures, an applied operational knowledge, good and confident command skills. All these are taught and then practised through planned exposure to various conditions and situations. Our success is the result of having a relevant and achievable philosophy, sophisticated training programmes to translate that philosophy into tangible results, and effective management systems to provide quality control. And, of course, the right people to do the job. 43 Air School has identified specific objectives for all these aspects and designed step by step and logically structured programmes that achieve these. Theory and practical training are integrated throughout, and every dual and solo hour is used strategically for maximum productivity. There is no unstructured “hour building”. Management programmes monitor not only yours, but also our performance, identify problems, and ensure corrective action. In addition to the Chief Flight and Ground instructors, the School has four standards flight instructors whose sole purpose is to perform a continuous quality control function. Staff are all full-time professionals, with extensive operational and instructional experience. The College Registrar liaises with and takes care of the interests of our students. FAQS How old do I need to be to start training? The min. age requirement is 17 years old for a Private Pilot Licence, & 18 years old for a Commercial Pilot Licence or Frozen ATPL. What are the minimum Educational Requirements? We suggest a C+ in School graduating Core Mathematics, Physical Science & English. What if I didn’t take Core Mathematics and Physical Science? We would advise that you first achieve this requirement, although not a pre-request it is highly recommended. Other than my school subjects, what else do I need to qualify for enrolment? You will need to pass aviation medical exam (done by an Aviation Doctor) and an English Proficiency test. These are included in your course fees, however, should you have any pre-existing medical conditions we would strongly suggest that you have your medical done before you arrive. What conditions could prevent me from obtaining an Aviation Medical? Colour Blindness, Diabetes (Type 1), Epilepsy and Lung/Cardiac disorders to mention a few. What Qualifications does 43 offer? We offer Private and Commercial Pilot Licences, Airline Pilot’s Licence, as well as Air Traffic control training and aircraft maintenance courses. How do I enrol in a course? Sign all the pages of estimate sent to you and return them to us, along with the following documents: Copy of your ID/Passport, School Leaving Certificate, Copy of your Medical Aid Cover, & Proof of payment for your Deposit (to secure your enrollment). Do I need to have a Study Visa? If you are a foreign student, you will need to have a study visa to study at 43 Air School, valid for a 24 Month period. Do you offer Sponsorships or Bursaries? Unfortunately, we do not offer Bursaries or Sponsorships as we are not the user of the end product. What is a COMPASS Assessment? COMPASS (Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System) is a PC-based pilot selection tool that fulfils the need for a reliable, objective, scientifically proven and cost-effective screening method. What does a COMPASS Assessment test? COMPASS consists of six tests which have been developed to test some of the key aptitude areas for professional pilots. The tests include: Control: a compensation task looking at basic hand/foot/eye co-ordination Slalom: a tracking task looking at hand/eye co-ordination Mathematics: a test of basic applied mathematical understanding and speed Memory: accuracy of short-term memory recall and ability to 'chunk' information Task Manager: a test of the candidate's ability to scan the screen and manage two concurrent tasks accurately and quickly Orientation: instrument interpretation, comprehension and spatial orientation. Tech-Test: technical comprehension test (physics test). Aviation - English: test English language ability, including recognizing ATC sound messages. Verbal reasoning: the ability of the candidate to understand, analyze and logically interpret written information A Checklist Professional Profile is also drawn up, displaying expanded details on subjects like personal and relational competencies and potential misbalances, followed by a conclusion and advice. These competencies include: Resilience Stress Tolerance Impulse Control Ambition Accuracy Perseverance Dominance Persuasiveness Assertiveness Teamwork Helpfulness Empathy Autonomy Openness Need for variation How does the COMPASS assessment benefit me? The COMPASS assessment will immediately read out if you have enough potential to function as a pilot. It clearly defines to which extend the demanded personal competencies are already present and /or in which way they need to be further developed.