Open to international students

Diploma in Creative Digital Design

Level 6
40 weeks

In this course, you'll delve deeper into the conventional design process and learn how to channel that knowledge into creating epic works of art. From digital packaging and posters to magazines, brochures, and ads, you'll explore a wide range of mediums while honing your technical skills and nurturing your creative vision.

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120 Credits | Full-time | On Campus

Master the skills that will keep you fresh, relevant and out in front, and 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.

Gain the practical software, creative and pre-press design skills that industry is crying out for.

With this qualification, you’ll be highly sought after for both your technical smarts and creative vision and ideally placed to launch your career in any number of exciting areas, such as design agencies, print and pre-press, packaging and finished art, typesetting, magazines and newspapers, advertising and image retouching.

For digital design junkies like you, every minute of this 40-week course will be pure gold.

Graduates of the course receive the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 6).



What you'll learn

Communication Design

Gain skills to effectively use type, imagery, and principles of visual design to communicate information through static or dynamic visual media. Apply specialised design principles and methodologies to create digital media design solutions.

Narrative and Storytelling

Learn to design publications that speak clearly to a target audience. Work with typography, layout and visual components to create deliverables that are bang on the money.

Brand Strategy

Learn the skills to develop successful brand strategies through research, discovery, ideation, critical thinking. Work on various design projects including design processes and production practices using current industry standard best practices.


Work through the process of launching a product, creating a range of deliverables for a target audience, learning about barcoding, QR codes, product photography, die lines, packaging, and printing on different substrates and will investigate how to access crowdfunding.

Experiential Design

Learn the skills to create static or dynamic visual design experiences that effectively communicate with a defined target audience whilst considering intercultural visual communication. Apply visual communication skills, design theories, principles and methodologies, semiotic analysis, and user experience way-finding systems for both physical or digital environments.





Course Start Dates






A bit more information


We provide you with software licences for: Adobe CC suite, online collaborative design tools.


You are required to bring your own device. This allows flexibility of study outside of class hours and seamless remote study in the event of another lockdown where classroom facilities are inaccessible. If you do not own your own device, please discuss this with one of our team at enrolment.

Components of
your device




   Intel Core i5,
or better

   Intel Core i5,
or better


8 GB

16 GB


   256 GB SSD

   512 GD SSD

Screen Resolution

   1280 x 800

    1920 x 1080

Domestic students

*Course Related Cost  - Covers software licensing for student use on campus for the period of 1 year. This amount can be covered by StudyLink's courses related cost loan.

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

  • Tuition Fees: $24,500 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2,000 (NZD)

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

Please note fees are subject to change.

Students must have graduated from the Level 5 Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design, or have a portfolio assessed by the Head of Faculty. Download our portfolio guidelines for this course.

International students need to be at least 18 years old.

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS (Academic) 6.0.



Get more info

Provide your details in the form below and one of our course advisors will then be in touch with more information.




Where could this take you?

This course opens a door to a slew of career paths in the dynamic world of graphic design. Check out a few of them here.


Graphic Designer

Whether you want to work for a large corporate, an edgy ad agency or a small boutique design studio, graphic designers are in hot demand across a huge range of industries and businesses.

Image Retoucher

Edit and change photographs to bring out the best features and eliminate imperfections, using digital software and a computer.


Mac Operator

Specialise in print and use your technical skills for the pre-press process.


Combine your art, design and creative skills to develop ideas and produce original visual images for a wide range of products and clients.




Meet Our Tutors - Ty

Hey Ty, what do you like most about being a tutor?

“Being able to identify the source of a students passion and providing the fuel needed to see them create something unexpected and exciting.”

Ty is one of our Wellington tutors and teaches Yoobee's specialised Level 6 Diploma in Creative Digital Design. This diploma is usually for graduates of our Level 5 Diploma in Web & Graphic Design who have decided on a career in Graphic Design.



Student Work




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.