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 want 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.

Fees-free study


Yoobee School of Design courses are eligible for fees-free study.

All New Zealanders who have completed less than half a fulltime year of post-school education or training will be eligible to study fees-free. Are you eligible? To find out morecontact the Yoobee student recruitment team or visit www.feesfree.govt.nz.

  • Full Time Course
  • 41 weeks NZQA Level 4

Certificate in Makeup Artistry

Christchurch

Want to see your makeup designs on the big screen? A qualification in makeup artistry is the first step to making your dream come true. The industry is highly creative and technical with a large range of career opportunities available worldwide to qualified makeup artists. 

 

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  • Full Time Course
  • 20 weeks NZQA Level 4

Certificate in Creative Media

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch / Manukau / Rotorua

If you’re passionate about all things digital but you’re still wanting to work out which creative course will lead to your dream career, Yoobee’s Level 4 Certificate in Creative Media is the course for you!

This introductory course has been especially designed to give you a taste of every digital design discipline.  Over the course of 20 weeks, you’ll try your hand at graphic design, film-making, animation, and interactive design. You’ll be introduced to a range of industry-standard software and learn the fundamentals of photography, video creation and editing,  web development, character development, and even a little bit of coding

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  • Full Time Course
  • 20 weeks NZQA Level 4

Certificate in Fashion

Christchurch

Our passionate and professional tutors will train you in a creative environment in a wide set of fashion skills and knowledge such as design, styling, visual merchandising, pattern-making and basic garment construction

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 5

Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

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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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 5

Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch / Rotorua

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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  • Full Time Course
  • 2 Years NZQA Level 7

DIPLOMA IN GAME ART AND DEVELOPMENT

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

Game design is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet, and Yoobee’s Diploma in Game Art and Development opens doors to the world’s most visionary gaming studios.

Bring your virtual world to life with this epic two-year programme – learn how to create phenomenal video games from scratch, collaborate in teams in a studio-style setting, develop your graphical style, and express your fresh ideas and spectacular stories through games.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 42 weeks NZQA Level 5

Diploma in Fashion

Christchurch

The Diploma in Fashion (Level 5) will prepare you to work in this exciting and dynamic industry. This year long Diploma is the natural progression for those who have completed the Certificate in Fashion (Level 4).

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 6

Diploma in Screen Production

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

Immerse yourself in the full screen production process and create amazing video content! From pre-production (creating concepts for film and television projects) right through to production (the magic that happens when the camera rolls) and post-production (polishing and editing what you’ve captured on camera), the Diploma in Screen Production will give you the industry-relevant tools to create your own short film or passion project from scratch. 

Master the art of cinematography, sound capture, script writing and storyboarding. Learn how to direct, produce and edit. Build your skills in sound design, colour grading, composition and visual effects. 

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 6

Diploma in Web and UX Design

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

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 in 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.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 3 Years NZQA Level 7

Bachelor of Animation (With Optional Honours)

Wellington

Want to work with the best, and be the best? Our Bachelor of Animation is the ultimate training ground. It’s New Zealand’s only degree level course specialising in 2D and 3D character animation, and it produces world-class animators who are at the very top of their field.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 Weeks NZQA Level 6

Diploma in Creative Digital Design

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

The world of graphic design is rapidly evolving. Master the skills that will keep you fresh, relevant and out in front with our Diploma in Creative Digital Design. Learn how to combine your creative and digital talents to produce work that’s compelling, persuasive - and seriously cool. We’ll teach you typography, layout and how to capture and manipulate images. You’ll deepen your understanding of the conventional design process, and you’ll learn how to channel that knowledge into the creation of epic work - from digital packaging and posters to magazines, brochures and ads.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 6

Diploma in 3D Production

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

Full of brilliant, crazy ideas? Then make sure the world sees them! Combine artistry with the latest technology and carve a career in 3D production. This diploma gives you the skills you need to turn your creative concepts into compelling images, capturing the essence of movement to bring characters and scenes to life.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 41 weeks NZQA Level 7

Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics

Auckland / Wellington

Want to bring fantastic stories to life? Make the unreal, real? The impossible, possible? Specialise in advanced 3D production 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.

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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

Photoshop Essentials

Take a sneak peek into the exciting world of Photoshop. Create your own images and enhance your designs using simple editing tools and image manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to manage layers, make selections, create digital illustrations, manipulate photos, and apply effects and output files for your design purposes. You don’t need experience, but proficiency with computers is a must.
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  • Short Course
  • 2 Days Introductory

After Effects Essentials

After Effects is a powerful application used to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, broadcast graphics and music videos. This course will teach you how to create sophisticated motion graphics using text and object animation, compositing videos and images and adding audio effects. Cover basic animation of shapes and layers, working with keyframes, effects and layer options, 3D layers, cameras and rendering and colour grading and enhancing footage. The course will also teach you about track mattes and keying, motion tracking and stabilisation, time remapping, image sequences and playing with particles.
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  • Short Course
  • 7 Weeks Introductory

Graphic Design Training Package

In this comprehensive introduction to Graphic Design course you will learn skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. You will create your first ideas on paper and learn the principles of design required to take the ideas into final digital concepts, making ready for print, web and multimedia. You will explore typography, type, colour and image, page layout, hierarchy, brand and historical design contexts. You will get to take home your printed work. Take the next step and realise your visual ideas.
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

Web Essentials

This bite-sized course will show you how to create a basic website using HTML5 & CSS3. You’ll learn how to create your own HTML document using plain text editor, format text, set up pictures and links using HTML, and add style using CSS documents. We’ll also teach you how to add custom colour and text, extra pages, outgoing links and multimedia to a website. Plus plenty of other tips and tricks to future proof your website. You’ll need basic computer skills on a PC or MAC, and access to a browser and text-editing program (notepad, textedit etc.)
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

InDesign Essentials

Learn the key layout principles of graphic design and use basic techniques to create single-page and multi-page documents using this industry standard desktop publishing program. You’ll cover text formatting, styles, tables, basic drawing and effects http://www.yoobee.ac.nz/study/short-courses/introduction-to-indesign
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

Illustrator Essentials

Get up and running with Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard software for creating vector art. Learn how to create illustrations, diagrams, logos, advertisements and single page layouts with text and graphics using drawing, painting and text manipulation Illustrator tools.
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

Premiere Pro Essentials

Pining to master Premiere Pro? Our 2 day short course will teach you how to capture footage, set up a timeline and gain an understanding of video formats, compression and importing audio. You’ll create transitions and export your finished edits to suit your desired delivery platform. You’ll need basic computer and file management skills, and be sure to bring a USB to save your work.
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  • Short Course
  • 7 weeks Introductory

Web Design Training Package

Learn the technical skills to plan and build a website to an industry standard. The course includes front end design and development, HTML and CSS, design principles for web, troubleshooting, back end database management and integrating PHP and MySQL. You will learn forms to CSS drop downs, integrating jQuery and media queries. Beginners welcome, proficiency with computers required.
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  • Short Course
  • 1 Day Introductory

Digital Marketing

An interactive course that delivers insight into the fundamentals of website marketing, removing the jargon and identifying the leading digital channels for reaching your audience. A fundamental part of developing an online marketing plan for your business. You will obtain an understanding of the main methods of online marketing including SEO, social media, content marketing and PPC. You will also consider the value of marketing tools such as analytics, mobile and video and how to implement these to create successful online marketing campaigns. During this course we will cover: • The role of digital marketing and its impact • Defining digital objectives • The digital lifecycle • Changing consumer behaviours • Digital marketing funnels • Determining targeting strategies • Building relationships and engaging consumers • Content marketing planning and strategy • Conducting topic research • Creating engaging content • Social media; objectives, channels and marketing techniques • The search marketing landscape • Building an SEO strategy • Ranking factors • Building organic search success Digital marketing is a necessity to building a business in today’s online world. Developing an understanding of the principles and key tools available is the keystone upon which you can support your business growth. With so many consumers using digital methods to research any business prior to engagement, a persuasive and compelling online marketing strategy is a must.
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  • Short Course
  • 2 Days Introductory

Portfolio Layout with InDesign

Want to Create a Portfolio of your design work? Come along to this two day course and learn the fundamentals of layout using Adobe InDesign. This software will give you the tools you need to make you work stand out form the rest! We will take you through the basics of InDesign, look at the principles of balance and key elements in a page layout, as well as exploring various grid layouts, negative space and focal points in your composition.
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  • Short Course
  • 7 weeks Introductory

Filmmaking Training Package

Channel your inner filmmaker and create your own short film, from script through to post production and special effects. We’ll teach you how to write, shoot, edit and create VFX for a short film. Delve into ideation and script writing, storyboarding and pre-production, camera operation and shooting, as well as rough cut edit, final edit, sound design, motion graphics and VFX. Then blow your friends and family away during a special screening on the final night of the course. You’ll need basic computer skills, including file management, and Photoshop skills will come in handy. You’ll also need a digital SLR camera that can record video
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  • Short Course
  • 7 Weeks Introductory

Photography Training Package

Looking to develop your Photography skills and see what it takes to step into the world of professional Photography? Learn the technical and aesthetic fundamentals involved in professional Photography and the creative process behind it. This course covers camera and exposure basics, depth of field, composition and colour techniques, professional studio set-ups and hands-on lighting techniques. In this course you'll explore street, portrait, product and food photography and develop your critical eye with our professional tutors. You will get practical experience planning and creating photos, leaving the course with a sound knowledge of current industry practices. The course is suitable for beginners. Perfect for those who have just bought a camera and do not know how to use it to its best ability, or maybe you are wanting to add another skill under your belt in your everyday job. Equipment required: DSLR Camera and with a digital interchangeable lens and has manual mode (This should include your own memory card and charged battery)
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  • Short Course
  • 2 Days Introductory

Introduction to WordPress

Whether you want to learn how to create your own website or just want to know how to update your existing website. This introductory course will teach you entry level WordPress skills. No experience necessary, proficiency with computers required, basic skills in HTML and CSS recommended. All files and copy provided but feel free to bring your own project. The purpose of this course is to educate business owners and employees on how build and keep their current websites up to date. But more importantly build a website that will generate leads from search results and sound user experience. After finishing the course you will be able to build a WordPress site from scratch and create liquid layouts with theme editing tools. These are highly sort after and valuable skills for anyone whether you are managing your businesses website or working with your developers, you will learn how to not only build but how to grow.
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