South Seas Film School
Feb 03 - Dec 04, 2020
In this one-year intensive course, you’ll deep-dive into the world of film and television production and come out ready to go straight into the industry.
Delivered out of our South Seas Film School Campus, this programme has a ferocious reputation. We’ve been supplying work-ready graduates to the industry for 27 years, and everyone in the industry knows our name.
For good reason. The course is intense and is packed full of deep and immersive learning-through-action.
You’ll get a taster for all of the industry roles before picking your specialisation in:
Over the course of the year, you will participate in over 30 productions to give you the right communication and collaboration know-how when working with crews on set. You’ll be tutored carefully by industry professionals so you graduate with the competence and confidence to hit the ground running on any set.
Our course content is reviewed every year to remain cutting-edge and relevant. We don’t just want you to know what’s waiting for you on graduation, we want you to have the hands-on experience you'll need to navigate the realities of the film industry. Every year, we bring in a host of working industry professionals to interact with you. One of the highlights of the year is Dragon's Den, where students pitch film and TV ideas to a panel of hard-core professionals.
Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5).
The selection process reflects the competitive nature of the film and television industry and is based on creative, technical and personal skill assessments in Term One.
You will complete a series of practical exercises, having go at Editing, Camera, Lighting, Audio, Directing, Production Management and Production Design. This will help you to choose your specialist skills options.
Practical workshops and short Doco and Drama Productions will prepare you to work in different production environments.
A series of more intensive workshops and longer form Docos and Dramas, including 2 weeks of shooting Drama scenes on location with an industry crew and working on sports coverage
with Sky TV Outside Broadcast van.
You will complete pre-production planning, production recording and post production of a short documentary or a drama film.
Avid Media Composer, Da Vinci Resolve, Adobe, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop
$10,557 + $340 Student Services Levy
(Eligible for 'Fees-Free' study)
$19,500 + $2,000 Course Fee
All applicants must complete the course application form and written requirements as well as complete a formal interview, be at least 18 years of age and have basic computer skills, although a good skill-base would be an advantage. Students with English as a second language require English language skills equivalent to IELTS level 6.
Once you have successfully completed this course you are ready to enter the industry, or you can further your skills with either the Level 6 Diploma in Screen Production, or the Diploma in 3D Production.
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.