Yoobee Colleges

Yoobee Colleges


"Committed to developing generations of creative and technical talents"

The creative minds and legacies of South Seas Film & Television School, Animation College, Yoobee School of Design, AMES – The Institute of IT and Design & Arts (Canterbury) joined forces to become Yoobee Colleges, an interdisciplinary college with seven campuses located across New Zealand.

The official joining of these forces under one umbrella strengthens these relationships, enabling greater pathway options for students and stronger educational outcomes, as some of the best creative educators in New Zealand come together for the joint purpose of training the country’s top creatives and IT professionals and getting them into rewarding careers.


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Sasha Handsaker
South Seas Film School Tutor - The multi-talented creative has made her mark across all aspects of the film and television sector, from researcher, production manager and director to script writer, presenter and actor. One of her career highlights was working as video journalist for Local Link, one of the first digital platforms to roll out in New Zealand.
Alex Ewing
Head of Faculty , ICT Lecturer - His remarkable 21-year IT journey has seen him travel to 45 countries, living in six of them and working across a diverse range of projects. He excelled in server support for BNZ and Toll, and secured a host of lucrative contracts with global IT providers like HP and Johnson & Johnson. He has shared his expertise in tertiary institutions all over the world, including a stint in Saudi Arabia, where he was HOD for a college of 2000 students, and now here at Yoobee Colleges.
Katy Brownlee
Film & Content Creation Tutor - Majored in Television and Screen Production, minored in Digital Media. She worked as 2AC in the film "Worthy of Thee" alongside her co-Yoobee tutor.
Dulith Anthony Gunasekera
South Seas Film School Tutor - former student at Yoobee, Dulith has recently won awards "Best Cinematography Award" at the Paris International Film Awards, "Best Set Design" at Misty Flicks Film Festival (2021) and "Best Costume Design' at the Clapperboard Golden Festival (2022) for the film he directed "Worthy of Thee".

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Auckland | Wellington
Christchurch | Rotorua

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