Open to international students

Certificate in Creative Media

LevelLevel 4
Level16 weeks

This course introduces you to a range of industry software and best practices in graphic design, animation, filmmaking, photography, web development and coding. After 20 weeks, you’ll have built a mini-portfolio of work and developed the skills needed to pursue your passion.

60 Credits | Full-time & Part-time | On Campus & Online

Creative? But not sure what to study? Start here.


This course is available face to face and online as full-time, or part-time study. It has been especially designed to give you a taste of every digital design discipline to see where your passions lie. Over 20 weeks, you’ll try graphic design, film-making, animation and interactive design. You’ll be introduced to a range of industry software and learn photography, video creation and editing, web development, character development and even a bit of coding— it’s about finding your place in the creative world through experimentation and practical learning. 

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills you need to work out which creative path is right for you. Better yet, you’ll have developed a mini-portfolio with all the design assets you’ve created along the way. This is the perfect tool for applying for one of our Level 5 diplomas. 

You’ll graduate with the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4).



What you'll learn


Learn what makes a design element successful by getting a handle on the principles of design. Using InDesign and Photoshop, create design assets and find out what makes certain designs appeal to certain people by learning more about target audiences. 


What makes a film Oscar-worthy? In this module, you’ll learn about the history of films and the filmmakers behind them. You’ll find out more about the production planning process and how filmmakers tell incredible stories through the lens of a camera.



Using Illustrator and other digital software, try your hand at a range of animation techniques, including claymation, stop-motion, and flip book animation. You’ll also learn how to tell incredible stories through the animated character you’ve designed.


This module introduces you to the basics of both UX and UI (User Experience and User Interface) design. You’ll touch on the principles of code, and work on interactive projects such as creating simple websites and learning about what makes a game truly playable.


A bit more information


Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Animate, Character Animate, Dreamweaver, or similar


Allocated camera equipment for Level 4, PC or Apple computers, digital devices

Domestic students

*Course Related Cost  - Covers software licensing for student use on campus for the duration of the programme.

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

  • Tuition Fees: $10,500 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $950 (NZD)

For more information, click here to download the international course costs PDF.

Please note fees are subject to change.

Students must provide evidence of NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, be at least 16 years of age, and have basic computer skills with an interest in design. Students who speak English as a second language must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 5.5.

International students need to be at least 18 years old.




Course Start Dates




Study your way


Study on campus

Our campuses are equipped with the latest tech and equipment you need to succeed, and are welcoming student spaces where you can connect with your peers, all within reach of vibrant city centres.



Study online

Our online learning system is ready to go when you are. You can study whenever it suits you, giving you the true freedom of flexible online study. Check out this virtual tour of the online learning system for our Certificate in Creative Media.





Why study with Yoobee?

  • Over 20 weeks we’ll help you find your passion by getting involved with design, animation, film and even a bit of coding.

  • Campus-based class sizes are small, so you can get attentive support from tutors.

  • Courses are delivered on-campus, and online if you want to study remotely in your own time. The classes are recorded so if you miss something you can press rewind.

  • Watch masterclasses and listen to industry guest speakers.

  • Become part of an online community of creative students and professionals from all over New Zealand.

  • You may be eligible for FREE study.




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Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges Ltd. Yoobee Colleges Ltd is an NZQA 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 unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges Ltd reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and students are offered the best learning experience.




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