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.
Artistic? Technical? Organised? Whatever your strengths, our hands-on programmes help you turn them into a specialist role, from directing and screenwriting to on-screen acting or post production.
Our focus is on one-year intensives, so you can get the skills you need in a short time and move directly into the industry.
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Considering studying at South Seas? Then try one of our short courses!
We’ve created these introductory courses as a way to allow students to test their skills in their chosen areas. The full-time programmes are exclusive, and completing an introductory course can be an excellent way of getting your foot in the door.
The course is aimed at introducing students to the basic video production skills used in studio and location recording and postproduction editing of television...
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
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.