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South Seas Film and Television School

Private Training Establishment

South Seas Film and Television School is one of New Zealand and Australia's leading industry training providers for Film, Television, Animation, Photography and Media Studies. All our full time courses and qualifications are NZ Qualification Authority approved and we specialise in providing intensive, highly practical industry related training courses for the local as well as international Film, Television, Animation, Photography and Media industries.

South Seas Film & TV School is New Zealand leading specialist provider of professional industry related practical training programmes for the Film, Television and Creative Media Industry.All our programmes are delivered from the Auckland North Shore based studio production complex which uses industry relevant facilities and technology as well as industry experienced tutors. At South Seas we aim to replicate the various industry work processes to ensure that our students obtain the intensive practical training experience needed to secure relevant industry work and develop successful creative careers. South Seas continually consults and works with the industry to keep its courses up to date and relevant. As a result we are highly successful in finding our graduates industry employment.

Contact South Seas Film and Television School
Physical address

Ellice Road Glenfield
629 Auckland
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Phone numbers

64 9 444 3253

  • Number of international students: 20
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Diploma

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Over 2,300 graduates to date now work in a wide range of industry sectors from NZ produced feature films, such as Lord of the Rings,Avatar,andTheHobbitto television work for the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera as well as production companies in over 35 different countries. To date, students from 62 different countrieshavestudiedatSouthSeas, including Brazilian Film Director David Schurmann whose recent Brazil/NZ feature film‘Little Secret’ is being distributed world-wide. South Seas has been on the governance committee for the New Zealand Qualifications Authorities (NZQA) review of Film, Television, Animation, Photography and Screen Acting Industry related diploma courses. We deliver the following 5 newly instigated NZQA diploma courses expressly designed to prepare graduates for entry level industry positions.

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