South Seas Film School
Feb 03 - Dec 04, 2020
The entertainment industry has seen a major shift in employment to on-screen rather than theatre acting. South Seas offers the only full-time course in New Zealand, with a primary focus on film and TV. You'll partake in total immersion acting, meaning that you live, eat, sleep and breathe it.
During this programme, you will:
Training is given in voice, speech (including accents), improvisation, stunts, character development, physical agility and industry awareness. You'll develop an awareness of what goes into effective on-camera work and become familiar with the unique processes of the professional film actor.
This diploma is not for everyone – it’s hands-on and full on, much like the real-life entertainment industry. Hence we combine the learning with tips for how to cultivate professional relationships with agents and casting directors to sustain your career. You need to be driven, disciplined, committed and hardworking to succeed in this industry, and we help you prepare for this. We provide a challenging but positive environment so you have the support you need to develop the acute awareness, understanding and processes of effective professional acting.
Give yourself the freedom to evolve and allow your acting potential to emerge! Our industry professionals can help you build the unique skills and techniques required to act within film, television and screen media.
Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the New Zealand Diploma in Drama (Level 5).
Develop your own personal actor’s instrument (body, voice and imagination) while exploring a wide variety of acting techniques.
Take part in a variety of studio and location production exercises with film and TV students as they develop their craft from simple shoots to short film dramas.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the film and television industry and how to manage and sustain your career.
$8,656.13 + $340 Student Services Levy
(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)
$20,500 + $2,000 course fee
The course is open to all New Zealand and international students.
The audition workshop involves applicants taking part in a series of exercises observed by South Seas On-screen Acting tutors, who assess the applicant’s suitability for a place on the course. Tutors will invite some applicants for a 'callback', to complete more exercises and submit to an interview. The tutors then contact all applicants and advise whether they will be offered a place on the course or not.
A legend in its lifetime, our South Seas Film School Campus functions like a real-life working Hollywood-style studio.
Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.
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.