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.

About South Seas

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.

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.



On-screen Acting

Documentary Directing

Art and Design

Camera Audio and Lighting



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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...

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Prepare for professional photographic work by learning to master the technology of digital image production, visualise concepts through images, and develop the...

Interested in kicking off your career?

Get your application started by registering your interest in one or more programmes of your choice and one of our career advisors will be in touch.

We’ve joined our creative forces!

Animation College, Ames IT, Yoobee School of Design, and South Seas Film and TV School have recently unified to become Yoobee Colleges.