Auckland, New Zealand

Summer Direct Enrollment - University of Auckland Film Production

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment

At a glance


Independent Housing


4 per Summer

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Visa Required:


About the Program

Program Suspended for Summer 2023

Lights, camera, action! It's time to put your directing, producing, or writing skills to the test. Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry to New Zealand with this exciting program at the University of Auckland. Receive an immersive experience in a production process based on practice in the professional television industry.

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Develop a Pilot Episode

Join an intensive course and create the pilot episode of a serial drama.

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Collaborate with a Creative Team

Everyone in the course has a role such as director, producer, or writer.

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On-Site Staff

Our on-site staff work with you to answer any questions.

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Individual Program Advisor

Your IES Abroad advisor is your #1 resource for preparing to study abroad.

Program Advisor

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Liat Wasserman

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

Auckland's skyline

Why Auckland?

The 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland third in the world for quality of life. With beautiful volcanoes and lava flows, a dynamic mixture of European, Asian, and Pacific influences, friendly residents, and breathtaking coastal views, you’ll fall for Auckland’s unique charm. With Auckland as your home, you’re in the perfect place from which to experience both the cultural and natural wonders of New Zealand.

Learn More About Auckland

Get to Know Your New City

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Climb Rangitoto

Climb this dormant volcano for a scenic view of the city.

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Visit the Wild Beaches & Black Sands

Enjoy the unique nature of New Zealand’s west coast.

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Visit One Tree Hill

Learn about Māori fortification while spotting some sheep.

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Eat & Shop at the Auckland Markets

Stop by for multicultural cuisine and pick up great souvenirs.


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  • Off-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

You will live in a single room with access to a kitchen (no meals provided). WiFi access will be available, although it may come with an additional cost.