YOOBEE FACULTY OF FILM

Film Courses

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

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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.

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Directing & Screenwriting

 

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On-screen Acting

 

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Documentary Directing

 

One Student painting anothers face on one of Yoobee's makeup courses

Make Up & Costume Design

 

 

 

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Camera, Audio and Lighting

 

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Post-production

 

 

Student Success

 

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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START EXPLORING TODAY

Get in touch to start exploring potential pathways in the world of film.

 

 

 

 

MEET A TUTOR

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.

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Portrait of Sasha Handsaker, film school tutor

 

 

 

Explore our Programmes

Film
Open to international students
Diploma in Film and Content Creation
LevelLevel 5
Level40 weeks

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.

Film
Open to international students
Diploma in Drama (Screen Acting)
LevelLevel 6
Level2 years

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.

Film
Open to international students
Diploma in Film and TV Production
LevelLevel 6
Level40 weeks

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Seas Film School Campus

A legend in its lifetime, our South Seas Film School Campus functions like a real-life working Hollywood-style studio.

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INTERESTED IN KICKING OFF YOUR CAREER?

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.

 

 

 

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