Certificate in English & Digital Design

Full Time
12/24 Weeks
NZQA Level 3
Introductory
Auckland

Did you know it is possible to study English at the same time as digital design? With this unique course offered only at Yoobee School of Design Auckland you will be able to improve your academic English, as well as gain the essential design skills necessary to start a career pathway in the creative industry.

In the digital design classes, you will learn how to create your own logo, CD cover, website, magazine layout, animation, digital portrait, short film, motion graphics and more. You will get to use the latest software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Imagine studying English in a creative environment where the contents are visually presented.

This course provides a quality English programme suitable for intermediate level and above international students who want to improve their academic English skills to enter higher level courses. With flexible start dates, friendly and knowledgeable tutors, and great resources, why not use this course to make the most of your study in Auckland?

Course Details

Entry Requirements close

A minimum of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent is required. You can also sit for a free Online English Placement Test as an alternative proof of English level. Contact us for more details.

Course Components close

This course includes 12 hours of English instruction plus 8 hours of practical digital design each week.

Digital Design programme includes:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Filmmaking
  • Multimedia Design

You will study 2 hours per day learning the basics of key creative industry programs and complete design briefs on photography, digital video, package design, motion graphics animation and many more aspects of digital design. On Mondays your study will be self-directed, allowing for time to do research, complete assignments or brush up on problem areas in your English with tutor input available.

You will study English for 3 hours each morning and prepare for taking weekly tests to track your progress. As well as this, you will get plenty of practice with technical design vocabulary and improve your everyday English.

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EQUIPMENT

  • Apple Mac computers
  • Digital still cameras
  • Digital video cameras
  • Scanners
  • Printers

SOFTWARE

The following are examples of software that may be used:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe After Effects
  • NewTek Lightwave or Blender
  • video editing software
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AUCKLAND

11 Jan 2016 to 24 Jun 2016 - 24 Weeks
25 Jan 2016 to 8 Jul 2016 - 24 Weeks
2 Feb 2016 to 29 Jul 2016 - 24 Weeks
15 Feb 2016 to 12 Aug 2016 - 24 Weeks
7 March 2016 to 2 Sept 2016 - 24 Weeks
30 March 2016 to 23 Sept 2016 - 24 Weeks
11 April 2016 to 7 Oct 2016 - 24 Weeks
26 April 2016 to 21 Oct 2016 - 24 Weeks
9 May 2016 to 4 Nov 2016 - 24 Weeks
30 May 2016 to 25 Nov 2016 - 24 Weeks
20 June 2016 to 9 Dec 2016 - 24 Weeks
4 July 2016 to 6 Jan 2017 - 24 Weeks
18 July 2016 to 20 Jan 2017 - 24 Weeks
1 Aug 2016 to 3 Feb 2017 - 24 Weeks
22 Aug 2016 to 24 Feb 2017 - 24 Weeks
19 Sept 2016 to 17 March 2017 - 24 Weeks
3 Oct 2016 to 31 March 2017 - 24 Weeks
17 Oct 2016 to 14 April 2017 - 24 Weeks
31 Oct 2016 to 28 April 2017 - 24 Weeks

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COURSE FEES

International students: $4,800 (12 weeks) + $500 resource fee, $9,600 (24 weeks)
Course fees subject to change.

COURSE COSTS

For some items the cost will vary depending on the brand of item purchased or on the student’s individual needs. Students are encouraged to discuss the items with their tutor before purchasing.

Items provided by ACG Yoobee

  • 1 visual diary
  • 1500 print credits
  • Monthly internet quota

Essential items to purchase

  • USB drives (2-4 GB) - up to $35
  • Glue stick - approx. $5

Additional items students may need or wish to purchase

  • Storage media for back up - up to $100
  • Art materials - up to $200
  • Extra print credits - up to $20 (if you exceed provided quota)
  • Extra internet quota - up to $30 (if you exceed provided quota)
  • Extra visual diaries - up to $30
  • Earphones for sound editing - up to $30