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, 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

Download a course overview and explore everything Yoobee Colleges has to offer.

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.

Production Management

Directing & Screenwriting

On-screen Acting

Documentary Directing

Make Up & Costume Design

Camera, Audio and Lighting

Post-production

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

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.

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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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Supplying work-ready graduates to the film and television industry for over 27 years, this intense practical 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?

Our brochure explores everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.

Following the Government announcement, Auckland is moving to Alert Level 3 in response to COVID-19 and the rest of the New Zealand is moving to Alert Level 2. Our Auckland campuses will be shut to students from midday Wednesday, 12 August 2020 for three days and we will be taking steps to move to delivery of streamed online classes in the Auckland region. Other campuses around New Zealand remain open to students. Please talk to your campus manager if you have questions.