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The Africa Media Academy is an environmental and wildlife media training company based in Southern Africa. Our core focus is developing the next generation of wildlife media specialists through our experiential training programs.

AFRICA MEDIA TO REOPEN MAY 2021. 

After 12 long, difficult months, Africa Media has finalised our reopening schedule. We will open in May 2020 for the Mossel Bay based programs, and June 2021 for the Durban based programs. Over the next three months we will be working tirelessly to prepare ourselves for our first influx of students. For all our students preparing to travel, or those considering joining us, please read the latest travel requirements to South Africa on the below blog. We will update this post should these requirements be modified at any time.  

We will also be continuing to run our flexi-booking special until March 2021, or until all allocated places are full. 

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Environmental & Travel Journalism

Learn how to research and produce written content, and receive guidance in establishing a successful career in the fields of environmental journalism and travel writing.

Filmmaking

Wildlife Documentary Filmmaking

Master the skills to become a wildlife filmmaker. Develop, film and edit your own wildlife documentary on one of Africa’s most stunning wildlife game reserves.

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Underwater Photography Program

Master the art of SCUBA diving and underwater photography in the tropical paradise of Southern Africa’s warm Indian Ocean. 

Wildlife & Travel Photography

Wildlife photographer

Move from an enthusiastic amateur to an aspiring professional. Learn how to make money from photography whilst experiencing Africa’s wildlife.

Underwater Videography

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Develop your skills to produce and film your own underwater documentary film in the tropical paradise of Southern Africa’s Indian ocean.

Shark Development Program

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Affiliate program – Live shark week every week at the Blue Wilderness – Shark Research Unit. Contribute to research, education, tourism and conservation programs.

TRAINING PARTNERS

ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS

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  • Environmental Journalism
  • Underwater Photography
  • Wildlife Filmmaking
  • Wildlife Photography
Felicia Sutjahjo
 

Fiona is very knowledgeable, professional and has the patience of an angel. She genuinely wants you to excel as a student and takes your personal level and goals into consideration. I came as an amateur (...)

Francesca Trotman
 

Home safe and sound, wishing I was back in guinjata! I really met some amazing people out there and had an incredible experience. I suppose all good things must come to an end but I will be back! These two (...)

Lucy Hopton
 

The beginning of my journey, flying solo to Mossel Bay from Australia, was nerve-wrecking to say the least. Luckily, from the moment I touched down in Africa, I knew I was set for an amazing month. We (...)

Rebecca Toogood
 

I chose to do the internship as part of my work experience for uni. The staff were really helpful beforehand and I was confident with what was expected of me. They checked what I wanted to get out of the (...)

Julia de Broek
 

The Africa Media Wildlife Filmmaking Course is truly amazing. I learned more about filming wildlife and creating stories then I thought I would. I also visited some amazing places and seen some unbelievable (...)

Charli May
 

I had the best month of my life on the wildlife filmmaking course with Africa Media. We had access to great equipment and were taught how to use it. The 9 days spent on safari at Scotia were incredible. Some (...)

Matt Nelson
 

I was not sure entirely what to expect when I first went to South Africa for my photography internship in July 2012. The description mentioned great whites – of which I had a particular phobia at the time – so (...)

Jack Austin
 

Having the opportunity to spend a month in Mozambique, learning the art of Underwater Photography, was well and truly one of the most inspiring experiences I've ever had. Mentored from Fiona Ayerst, a (...)

Marco Battaglia
 

I really didn't know what to expect by such an incredible program presentation.

When I first arrived at the house I had a warm welcoming by group and staff, the place was so beautifully immersed in the (...)

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