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, makeup artistry and costume design, documentary directing, camera, lighting, audio, on-screen acting and post-production, we’re fuelling the demand for local and international talent.
Artistic? Technical? Organised? Whatever your strengths, our hands-on programmes help you specialise in directing, screenwriting, 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.
Directing & Screenwriting
Make Up & Costume Design
Camera, Audio and Lighting
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our friendly course advisors can help with everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.