NZ Film Academy Auckland

It’s a balance between academic excellence and a personal approach to student satisfaction that sets us apart. The NZ Film academy was set up for one reason: we’re passionate about film.

We believe in a hands-on approach that gets you immersed in the real world of filmmaking. Everything from understanding the equipment you’ll be using to the art of visual storytelling and the dynamic of being part of a creative team. You’ll gain the insight and experience you need to begin your journey in an exciting and rewarding industry.

Our full-time tutors have considerable industry experience. They are active specialists within the local film and television industry, at the top of their game, ready to give real-world, relevant guidance. These connections are a key to leaving NZFA as an employable graduate.

Our campus is located in heart of Auckland’s Central Business District (CBD) amongst other universities. Spacious classrooms are equipped with modern educational facilities and our ideal location is easily accessible to shops, restaurants, galleries and convenient public transport. New Zealand’s famous beaches, bush and scenery are also within easy reach so you can discover the beauty of our land.
NZ Film Academy AucklandOur campus has an onsite café, computer labs and plenty of comfortable student hangout spaces. Your needs are catered for whether you need a quiet place to study, to grab some delicious coffee and lunch or somewhere to catch up with friends during your break.
NZ Film Academy AucklandOur library is equipped with over 6,500 books, periodicals, DVDs, e-books, and various electronic databases giving you access to a wealth of knowledge. The use of computers with high-speed Internet is available for all. Our friendly librarian can help with any requests you have and point you in the right direction.
NZ Film Academy AucklandWith a range of study options to choose from, we can set you up for success. Work on improving your skills during a short course then progress to a higher level qualification like an internationally recognised Bachelor’s Degree. We can provide the right pathway for your specific needs and help you gain a premium level qualification.
NZ Film Academy is focussed on setting you up for a career in the real world. With our industry boards and extensive networks we’ll get you rubbing shoulders with people already in the industry you want to enter to give you a head-start for your future.
CareerWe’re here to help you succeed in New Zealand as well as the international job market. Career Services provides regular workshops, recruitment seminars, and employer connections. Our advisors will meet with you during your course and assist with your search for short or long-term employment in order to set you up for a successful and satisfying career.
NZ Film Academy AucklandWe are focussed on developing you as a person. Our curriculum is delivered in a way that pushes you to grow in character as well as knowledge. We are here for you not only with our holistic approach to learning but to provide care and support for your personal and emotional wellbeing.
Our friendly support staff can help with any requests you may have. Whether you need support with a disability, counselling, academic or accommodation concerns we are here to help. We have an onsite Student Services Coordinator that is accessible to all students.
NZ Film Academy AucklandA unique difference about our college is that we have a large number of both domestic and international students. At NZFA you can enjoy mixing with a large range of nationalities enabling you to create global connections and friendships. Our city, Auckland, is also a rich cultural fusion that is reflected in our restaurants, meeting places, events, music and art.
It’s important who you know! We believe in fostering relationships with successful people. With regular industry guest speakers in our classes and industry-connected tutors you will learn from the professionals themselves. We have extensive connections and networks to support you and create opportunities for you to kick-start your career whether that is in New Zealand or on a global platform.
Our courses are practical. We train future crew members, not academics and we understand that people learn fastest by doing. So that’s what you can expect from our tuition. Our 16 week course is just enough time to keep students busy, with deadlines, hard work, and to some degree, a taste of the stress you’ll encounter when you enter the industry. It’s also a great pathway on to our 3-year degree programme for a more complete holistic approach and in depth filmmaking qualification.
Our classes are small. We constantly assess the progress of each student, tailoring our classes to suit their needs. Everyone has different goals when they come to us, which is why we can adapt our approach to suit your needs.