Yoobee Colleges
School of Film

About the School of Film

Making a movie calls for skills in storytelling, creativity, design and teamwork. We have been helping talented individuals get their start in the industry for 27 years through our legendary South Seas Film School Campus programmes.

Today, we are New Zealand’s largest specialised film school with world-class creative campuses at six locations around the country. Offering specialisations in directing, screenwriting, art and design, documentary directing, camera, lighting, audio, on-screen acting, post-production and photography, we’re fuelling the demand for local and international talent.

What we Teach

Artistic? Technical? Organised? Whatever your strengths, our hands-on programmes help you specialise in directing, screenwriting, set or costume design, makeup or visual effects.

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

Screenwriting

Directing

On-screen Acting

Documentary Directing

Art and Design

Camera Audio and Lighting

Photography

Post-production

Attitude is Key

This multi-talented creative has made her mark across all aspects of the film and television sector, from researcher, production manager and director to scriptwriter, presenter and actor. Sasha Handsaker's ability to succeed in a broad range of roles is underpinned by her unwavering passion for people – her special gift for finding the magic in the daily lives of everyday folk.

Alumni Credits

We can’t guarantee you’ll win a Oscar® but this could be your first step towards a career in an industry with almost limitless possibilities. It’s all about the magic of team, and our fabulous students have gone on to play a role in some exciting productions – whether in front of the camera or behind.

Diploma in Screen Production

In this one-year intensive course, you’ll deep-dive into the world of film and television production and come up ready to go straight into industry.

  • 39

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  • 5

    Nzqa

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

  • 40

    weeks

  • 6

    Nzqa

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

  • 40

    weeks

  • 5

    Nzqa

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

South Seas Film School Campus

Our legendary South Seas Film School Campus is set up to mimic a real-life working film studio – à la Hollywood. Everything you need to make your dreams a reality is at your fingertips.

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.