Diploma in Digital Media


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The Diploma in Digital Media is an intensive one-year course of study designed to refine your basic animation skills and prepare you for entry into a demanding industry.

You’ll develop the knowledge you gained over the previous two years by bringing your own passion project to life in a simulated studio environment. The pace is demanding, replicating the pressures and deadlines of working life in the industry. While the course is largely self-directed and you are expected to manage your time and workload efficiently, you will also be supported by your lecturers, who are industry professionals.

Throughout the year you’ll attend industry talks and workshops to support your networking and sharpen your portfolio and presentation skills before you launch your public identity. You’ll also explore and adapt emerging crowd-funding platforms to understand how to launch your own projects as a creative entrepreneur. This is to prepare you for all eventualities and help you hit the ground running when you launch your creative career the following year!

The main focus is on producing top-quality creative projects from start to finish while maintaining synchronicity with local industry. The programme runs at an exhilarating pace and is aligned to your creative vision — we can’t wait to see what you create!


Simulating a real studio environment, assessment focuses on creative projects from script to screen. There are no examinations, but solo or team productions resulting in creative outputs are internally assessed.

What you'll learn

Storytelling and Narrative 

Gain a deeper understanding of the processes of various types of visual storytelling. Learn how to categorise the elements needed to create engaging visual designs for an audience and how to apply them for production.

Pitch Proposal 

You’ll be taught the skills needed to design and pitch industry-relevant projects in a professional manner, how to develop and construct your own intellectual property, and how to effectively communicate ideas through industry-specific methods.

Major Project

Through team-based projects, develop an understanding of project roles, interpersonal working skills and knowledge of intellectual property rights. You'll utilise your fundamental design and animation skills to develop work relevant to industry standards and practices.

Entrepreneurship and Practice 

Gain the necessary skills to create a professional profile to engage with industry representatives or clients. You’ll learn to tailor portfolios and showreels to meet specific demands.

Project Proposal 

Learn how to monitor and manage projects and how to benchmark your work according to industry-standard demands.

What you should know


Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Character Animator, Animate, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder; Autodesk: Maya and Mudbox; Toon Boom, RenderMan, Red Draft, Arnold; Open source software: Blender


Traditional drawing materials, PC computers, Wacom Cintiq lab, sound recording and digital cameras


Domestic students

$9,867.15 + $340 Student Services Levy

(Eligible For 'fees-free' study)

International students

$19,500 + $2,000 course fee

Entry Requirements

Level 6 Diploma in Specialised Animation, or equivalent.

International students must be at least 18 years old.

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Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges. Yoobee Colleges is a Category 1 Provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.

Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.

Interested in kicking off your career?

Our brochure explores everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.