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Digital design education ain’t what it used to be. It’s been turned on its head. Shaken and stirred. Vigorously. Quite frankly, it’s been revolutionised – and Yoobee is leading the charge.

The hot new wave of digital design professionals don’t want to be locked into a three year degree, or drowned in theoretical studies. They want the hands-on tools to master their craft. The practical skills to turn their crazy ideas into careers. They want industry-driven training, using the latest cutting edge equipment, delivered by the very best in the business.

That’s why Yoobee is the design school of the future. Our diverse range of courses, from Level 2 to Level 7, are designed to be mixed, matched, and mashed-up. Learn the skills YOU want to learn. Drive your own car in your own lane and get to your destination quicker.

Whether you’re a digital design virgin, or a pro wanting to upskill, Yoobee’s courses in Web Development, Game Art, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Animation and Advanced 3D Graphics will give you the skills you need to succeed.

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Youth Guarantee Free Programme for 16 & 19 year olds - Level 2 (Creative Industries)

24 Weeks NZQA Level 2

If you’re bursting with creative ideas but have nowhere to unleash them, Yoobee has the perfect antidote.

Our Level 2 digital media course in Christchurch is guaranteed to fuel your creative spirit. Graphic design, web design, film and animation.

This course will set you on an exciting path to a future in a creative industry, and you’ll graduate with a CV and portfolio that ensures you’ll stand out. And best of all it’s FREE for 16 – 19 year olds! 

Students who complete this programme will be awarded with NCEA Level 2.

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Certificate in Digital Media (iCreate)

15 weeks NZQA Level 3

Got digital design in your DNA? iCreate explores the high-octane world of digital media, and is the perfect course to unlock your imagination, enhance your skills and prepare you for further study. This is where your creativity and digital technology collide – and multiply!

Using digital still and video cameras and computers, you’ll produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. You’ll also learn digital illustration techniques and how to create images and pages suitable for web publication, how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. This work is complemented by a wide range of art and creative practices to further enhance your skills base and prepare you for further study.

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Diploma in Game Art and Development

2 Years NZQA Level 7

Want a programme that teaches you how to create stunning video games from scratch? Our Diploma in Game Art is the ultimate offering.

Game design is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet, and this course will open doors to its most visionary gaming studios.

Each year you will study for 37 weeks. You will create games in teams in a studio style setting, develop your graphical style and express your stories through games. By the end of the programme you will have developed an interactive portfolio that will show off your creative works.

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Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic

40 weeks NZQA Level 5

This programme is totally new. Designed to meet the latest industry demands, it provides an excellent starting point for students looking to study further in the fields of Graphic Design & Web Development.

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of the designer. With this programme, you’ll take your first steps towards becoming one, learning how to use graphic design to produce websites, software, and user interfaces.

You’ll get a taste of all the major components of graphic design and web development over the exciting 40 weeks of the programme. You’ll be working on in-depth projects that will go into your portfolio, preparing you for further study or a great entry-level job.

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Diploma in Creative Digital Design

40 Weeks NZQA Level 6

The Diploma in Creative digital Design will teach you how to combine creative and digital skills to create work that is compelling, persuasive and powerful. You'll learn all about typography and layout, as well as how to capture and manipulate images. You'll gain an understanding of the conventional design process and how to use it to create great work including digital packaging, posters, magazines, brochures, ads and more. 

The graphic design industry is constantly changing and evolving but with Yoobee's industry led approach and expert tutors you get the practical software, creative and pre-press design skills employers are looking for. 

Our graduates are highly prized for their technical abilities. They find employment in diverse range of areas including design agencies, print and pre-press, packaging, finished art, typesetting, magazine and newspaper publications, advertising and image retouching. 

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Diploma in Screen Production

40 Weeks NZQA Level 6

If you’ve always wanted to create visual effects for films and produce video content then this programme is for you. Learn about the full screen production process, from pre-production, to production, to post-production. Master a wide range of skills such a cinematography, sound capture, script writing, storyboarding, directing, producing, editing, sound design, colour grading, compositing and visual effects.

Working in production groups and individually you will write, direct and shoot a range of dynamic screen productions.
Then you will refine and polish your footage using cutting edge post-production techniques.

Prospective employers, cultivated your online portfolio and taken part in a screening of your work.
From here, you may choose to go on to further study in filmmaking or use your skills to apply for a job in the exciting worlds of film and television or post-production.

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Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production

40 weeks NZQA Level 5

You’ve got a vast imagination. You love film and TV. If you just had the tools and knowledge, who knows what incredible work you could do?

Yoobee’s Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production is your ticket in to the amazing world of film and animation. This trailblazing qualification is fun, practical, and packed with skills that you’ll use for the rest of your professional life. You’ll gain the ultimate foundation for a career in animation and film, plus you’ll graduate with a spectacular portfolio of work to showcase your undeniable talent. Now that is your door to higher-level study or an entry-level job. Go on. Open it! 

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Diploma in Web and UX Design

40 weeks NZQA Level 6

The internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, shop, bank, play games and share information. The pace of change is skyrocketing – and so too is the demand for talented internet professionals. Everything you see on the vast online world is made possible by web developers. The Diploma in Web and UX Design will give you the practical skills you need to make your mark in this exciting industry. 

Learn how to apply the principles of visual design and master the scripting languages that support client-sided development. By encouraging creativity and teaching the essentials of web programming and design, this programme will set you on the path to a brilliant career in online media. You'll finish with a comprehensive knowledge base and an online portfolio to showcase your new skills. 

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Diploma in 3D Production

40 weeks NZQA Level 6

A career in 3D Production combines artistry with the latest technology. The Diploma in 3D Production gives you the skills you need to turn your creative ideas into compelling images, capturing the essence of movement to bring characters and scenes to life.

You’ll learn techniques in character modelling, rigging and character animation. You’ll use dynamics and particles, with cloth and fluid simulations to achieve impressive visual effects.

Together with sophisticated lighting and rendering techniques you’ll create work that has a professional polish. You’ll use industry based processes throughout the year, from creating conceptual artwork and storyboards to building a show reel that reflects the skills you have learned.

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Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced)

35 Weeks NZQA Level 7

The Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) is designed to build on your current education and experience. It lets you innovate, experiment, pursue your own project ideas and create some amazing work, enabling you to broaden your skills as a visual communicator.

Whether you want to work in print, motion graphics or interactive media, our intensive hands-on Digital Media programme will help you take the next step in your career.

In a supportive and creative studio environment, you’ll extend your existing technical skills, learn how to further develop your ideas and produce a cutting-edge portfolio showcasing your digital design production work.

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Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics

41 weeks NZQA Level 7

Want to bring fantastic stories to life? Make the unreal, real? The impossible, possible? Specialise in advanced 3D productions and become a leading agent of change in tomorrow’s CG industry.

Whether you dream of becoming an animator, texture artist, visual effects artist or technical director, our Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics will teach you how to use your craft to shape the frontiers of our digital world.

This studio based programme gives you in-depth knowledge of how a real production environment works and how to create full CG film.  Working closely with industry, you’ll master advanced skills on industry standard software and have the guidance and resources you need to create short film and demo reel – the single most valuable tool to finding a job you love.

Immerse yourself in film productions, specialise and build your understanding of production pipeline techniques, and ignite fresh thinking. This course will give you the skills you need to become an employable artist in a visionary field.

Full of brilliant, crazy ideas?  Then make sure the world sees them!

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