South Seas
Film School Campus

About South Seas


South Seas Film & Television School has been fuelling the film and television industry for 27 years.

Founded by Gerben Cath in 1991 using his film production studio facilities on Auckland's North Shore, our South Seas Film and Television training is grounded in intensive, hands-on courses.

The school has bred an army of creatives in post-production, directing, scriptwriting, art and design, animation and VFX, acting and photography.

Throw a stone at a film set in New Zealand and you're bound to hit a South Seas Film & Television School graduate.

What we teach

Artistic? Technical? Organised? Whatever your strengths, our hands-on programmes help you turn them into a specialist role, from directing and screenwriting to set and costume design, makeup or visual effects.

Depending on your goals, you can start a six-month introduction course, get work-ready with a one-year full-time diploma, or choose any of our pathway programmes that focus on specialist technical skills.


Documentary Directing

Art and Design

Camera Audio and Lighting

Production Management


On-screen Acting

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Supplying work-ready graduates to the film and television industry for over 27 years, this intense hands-on course covers drama directing and scriptwriting,...

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The only full-time course in New Zealand to focus on film and television, this course offers training in voice, speech, improvisation, stunts, character...

If you have a creative or technical leaning Open Days are a great opportunity to figure out which study path might be right for you.

Take a tour of our 40,000 square-foot film production lot and see where all the action happens. Meet your future tutors and see what all the buzz is about.

Tour the studio

Set up like a real-life Hollywood-style studio, the South Seas Film School Campus is a 40,000 square foot production complex housing every piece of specialty equipment you could need to bring your ideas to life.

Focused around one-year intensives, your studies here replicate the rigours of the industry and you will graduate ready to hit the ground running.

About South Seas

Interested in kicking off your career?

Our brochure explores everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.

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