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.

REOPENING 2021

For the benefit of clarity and to allow planning for all parties involved, Africa Media Academy has made the difficult decision to suspended all experiential training programs and reopen in 2021. To join programs in ’21, begin chatting to our program specialists. 

FLEXI-BOOKING

Africa Media Academy has introduced Flexi-bookings you can book for 2021, and only decide your preferred month at a later stage when greater clarity on international travel exists. 

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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

underwater videographer

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
Abby Volkman
 

I am nibbling on leftovers from last night’s farewell Braai as I ponder my month spent mostly in the Garden Route of South Africa. In the Western Cape, I interviewed game drive rangers, took a few walks to (...)

Kaelyn Maehara
 

I throughly enjoyed my internship with Africa Media. It gave me more confidence in my filmmaking abilities, so many awesome memories, and friends that will last a lifetime. Getting to spend 10 days in the (...)

Sophie Roselt
 

This course is amazing!! The wildlife you're exposed to is crazy, from whales to manta rats and awesome macro critters like seahorses whilst being surrounded in paradise and friendly locals. The amount you (...)

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 (...)

Katie Duval
 

I was part of the October 2017 film program. Everyone at Africa Media were extremely kind and helpful. We learned about so many important skills, and got to use them in the field while at schotia, which was (...)

Michelle Fan
 

If you're looking to broaden your career horizons or just experience a completely unique adventure ... Africa Media is the perfect program! Sounding like a cheesy 90s commercial but for reals, the Journalism (...)

Claire Grant
 

I really enjoyed this program and was able to get a quality short film out of it as well. I thought there was a nice variety of activities offered and I believe I got a good idea of what Africa has to offer. I (...)

Mulenga Chimumbwa
 

My experience with Africa Media was the most amazing experience of a lifetime opportunity.It taught me how much filmmaking is alot of work.
I'll never forget that rhino moment deep down in the bushveld.  (...)

Amanda Kowalski
 

Loved loved LOVED every second I spent with Africa Media! I was blessed with an incredible group of people, one that I consider family forever, and learned about the South African culture, from braais to the (...)

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