Film School Africa (FSA) Bursary South Africa

Films and media constitute an important part of the entertainment industry. They are responsible for shaping the social life, culture, and the people of a nation. Thus, this industry must receive attention, encouragement, and support.

The Film School Africa has taken a step in this direction and has extended support to students who wish to pursue a career in the film industry. They offer a bursary program to deserving students to aid them in achieving their career goals.

About Film School Africa

Film School Africa is a Christian institution and training facility that provides knowledge and practical training to students and helps them to graduate with the ability to work in the film industry.  They aim to produce filmmakers who think outside of the box as innovation is the most required skill in the economy.

FSA provides a 2-3 years live-in program to students that will make them capable of stepping out into the industry and securing a successful career for themselves while also contributing to the success of the film industry.

Their live-in program emphasizes helping previously disadvantaged students by providing scholarships/bursaries.

Film School Africa (FSA) Bursary              

Students with weak financial backgrounds who are passionate about making a career in the film industry can apply for the FSA bursary program. The program is based at Film School Africa College in Somerset West Cape Town.

Through this program, disadvantaged students can receive monetary help from the institution. FSA offers qualifications based on theoretical knowledge combined with a focus on practical/hands-on outworking too.

Students can choose from the following fields:

  1. Preproduction: The preproduction stream focuses on location scouting, audition of the actors, creating the set design, setting the shooting schedule, etc. Students who wish to pursue a career in this stream must be creative and possess people skills and organization skills.
  1. Production: If you are interested in practical work then the production stream is for you. It includes practical work on the sets like lighting, wardrobe, make-up, and so on. This stream consists of 2 main components that include working with the camera and audio recording on-set. Skills like focus, technical ability, patience, and visual aptitude are necessary for working in this stream.
  1. Post Production: Self-motivation and focus are the two primary skills needed for this stream. Post-production involves shot editing, sound editing and mixing, and so on.


Bursary Coverage & Value

Film School Africa provides bursaries to 3-5 students each year. The value of the bursary depends upon the financial needs of the student. In addition to the bursary provided by the institution, students are also required to pool in money and make efforts from their end.

Students in the third year may receive an offer for an internship at the studios or film companies near the college campus.

Eligibility Criteria

To successfully apply for the bursary students should fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the institution. In case you do not fulfill any of the requirements your application will not be considered.

  • Students applying for the bursary must be studying at FSA College (Somerset, Cape Town)
  • Applicants must prove their financial crunch and the need for a scholarship
  • You must be a Christian and be regular at attending chapel services and devotions
  • Student must be willing to contribute money for the fees based on their ability
  • Applicants must be willing to study in the streams mentioned above
  • Students are required to stay on campus for the duration of the course. (2-3 years)

How to Apply for FSA Bursary?

Those students who wish to apply for the FSA bursary should apply by following the steps given below:

  1. Fill up the bursary application form online and the FSA college application form. The bursary is awarded only to those students who apply for FSA College.
  2. Students should answer the 3 essay questions carefully:
    • Why you should be chosen to receive the bursary?
    • What are the details about the challenging time you faced? How did you overcome it?
    • Where do you currently live and the details about yourself, and your parents/guardian’s financial situation?

To qualify for the bursary, students are required to give maximum details as it can highly impact their selection.

Documents Required

  • Bank statement of the last 3 months
  • Bank statements of your parents/guardians
  • Complete the application form for Film studies

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

For any queries, students can email

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