About the Faculty 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, 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.
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What we Teach
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
Camera, Audio and Lighting
Oscar Featherstone, Emmy Award Winner
Oscar Featherstone, a 2011 graduate of Yoobee South Seas was globally recognised for his editing work and winning a News & Documentary Emmy Award for his efforts...
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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.
Explore our Programmes
Diploma in Film and Content Creation
Whether it's creating engaging social content, directing music videos, or producing large-scale corporate pieces, this course covers all aspects of the content creation process, and analysing its impact. Designed with the latest industry demands in mind, you'll graduate with cutting-edge skills to stay ahead of the competition.
Diploma in Drama (Screen Acting)
This two-year diploma offers in-depth training in voice, body, imagination, and collaboration, allowing you to develop your acting toolbox. You will be further challenged with opportunities for live performance, while being guided and advised on how to form industry networks – a crucial part of gaining relevance in an ever-evolving industry.
Diploma in Film and TV Production
With a ferocious reputation for success, this course will teach you the fundamentals and professional practices needed to build a toolbox of skills in film and television production. Over the course of the year, you will participate in more than 20 productions, giving you the communication and collaboration know-how when working with crews on set.
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