Diploma in Film and Content Creation




  • Christchurch

    Feb 07 - Dec 08, 2023

  • South Seas Film School

    Feb 07 - Dec 08, 2023

  • Wellington

    Feb 07 - Dec 08, 2023

Open to international students
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      On Campus





We live in a world where content is king, and there is growing demand for end to end content creation skills.

Whether you want to learn to create like’able social content, shoot and direct music videos or produce large scale content pieces for corporates, this brand-new course will teach you all aspects of the content creation process, including scripting, shooting, editing and analysing your content’s impact.

This course is designed with the latest industry demands in mind. It means you’ll graduate with relevant cutting-edge skills that'll keep you ahead of the pack.

Successfully complete this course and receive the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5)


Experienced Tutors
Learn from industry professionals who have worked on many screen projects.

World-class Job Opportunities
Our graduates are brining the screen to life at Warner Bros, Weta Digital, Disney and more.

Hands-on Learning
Learning through practical projects. Plus, great tutor support and small class sizes.


What you'll learn

Foundations of content creation

First up you’ll be introduced to all the processes and principles for creating, planning and producing screen content.

Developing creative content

Next you’ll learn to develop the bones of a great piece of content including the set-up of the story. Learn basic scriptwriting and storytelling techniques, storyboarding and shot listing, as well as planning and managing locations used within your piece of content. You’ll also learn the basics of art direction and how to direct factual and dramatic content.

Producing creative content

Then you’ll learn the ins and outs of how to produce content:

  • Camera work: Learn creative and technical skills in camera work including how to use different types of camera, specific camera angles and multi cam shooting
  • Lighting: How to professionally light a set
  • Audio:  How to record audio and audio mixing using Adobe Audition
  • Editing: How to edit your shots using Adobe Premiere, add graphics and some visual effects skills using After Effects, and sweeten your sound with Adobe Audition
  • Scripting & Directing: You’ll script and direct several pieces of content including a television commercial, a music video, and a short form drama.

Creating your own screen content project

Everything you have learned will culminate in an end of year project where you’ll produce a 5-8 minute piece of factual or dramatic content. You’ll get work on not only your own project but collaborate with others in your class to work on their projects too.

A bit more information


Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition


PC or Apple computers, DSLR cameras, sound recording equipment (for audio production), video production room with green screen and lighting.


Domestic students

  • Tuition Fees: $8194
  • Student Services Levy: $340 (fees are subject to change)
  • Course Related Costs*: $350 (fees are subject to change)

*Course Related Cost  - Covers software licensing for student use on campus for the period of 1 year. This amount can be covered by Studylink's courses related cost loan.

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

  • Tuition Fees: $20,500 (NZD)
  • Course Related Costs: $2,000 (NZD) (fees are subject to change)

Please note fees are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Students must provide evidence of NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, be at least 16 years of age, and have basic computer skills with an interest in design. Students who speak English as a second language must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS (Academic) 5.5.

International students need to be at least 18 years old.

"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.

Want to know more?

Go on, ask us anything. A student advisor will be in touch to help find the best fit for you.

Why study filmmaking at Yoobee?

  • No matter your specialisation, you'll work alongside students from other specialisations to make your own films, just as you will when working in the industry.
  • We've been part of the film industry for a long time and can introduce you to lifelong connections.
  • Our hands-on programmes will guide your strengths towards directing, screenwriting, production, costume design, makeup and visual effects. 


Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges Ltd. Yoobee Colleges Ltd is an NZQA Category 1 provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.

Term dates are subject to change pending enrolment numbers, availability and unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges Ltd reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and students are offered the best learning experience.

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