Whether you want to be in front of the camera or behind it, we can teach you how become a great storyteller.

We’ve been helping filmmakers get their start in the industry for 27 years through our legendary South Seas Film School. Last year South Seas became part of Yoobee Colleges and today, we are New Zealand’s largest creative college with world-class creative campuses around the country. We offer specialisations in film and tv production, working on film and tv sets in the art department and onscreen acting.

“I spend every day doing something I love. I love having a vision and using tools to see that vision come to life on the screen. You have to be really quick at thinking and making calls so it definitely challenges you. I also love learning how to create content that provokes change. I will be spending a lot of time directing my documentary series "Silent Killer", and then who knows! The organisation I founded, Voices of Hope is based around online videos and content creation on mental health”.

- Jazz Thornton, Director/Author/Co-Founder of Voices of Hope

“The film industry is an amazing place to work. I still don’t feel like I have a real job. I probably never will. No two jobs are the same and no two days are the same. You’re always somewhere different working with new costumes, sets, designers and crew. I also love travelling so getting to travel around New Zealand and overseas for work is amazing.” 

- Sarah Goodhue, Costume Assistant for Ghost in the Shell, The Hobbit, Da 5 Bloods

  • At Yoobee, no matter what filmmaking specialisation you choose, you’ll work alongside students from other specialisations to make your own films.  Just like you will when you’re working in the industry.
  • Because we have been working in the industry for such a long time we will introduce you to people who will be lifelong connections
  • Artistic? Technical? Organised? Our hands-on programmes will guide your strengths towards directing, screenwriting, production, costume design, makeup or visual effects.
  • If you’re not sure what your strengths are yet, we can help you find your calling with our six-month introduction course which covers film, animation and design. Or jump right into one of our filmmaking specialisations listed below.
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You’ve got a vast imagination. You love film and TV. If you just had the tools and knowledge, who knows what incredible work you could do?

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This intensive 19 week Film and TV sets course will give you introductory skills in the art department, and the confidence to be part of the team who create...

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If acting is your passion, this two year diploma offers you rigorous actor training - helping you carve a sustainable lifelong acting career.

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