Certificate in Creative Media

Level 4 NZQA
19 weeks

Launch Your Creative Career in 19 Weeks. Gain essential skills in graphic design, animation, filmmaking, photography, web development, and coding with our comprehensive Creative Media Certificate.

  • Graduate with New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design.

  • 60 Credits, Full-time or Part-time, On-Campus or Online.

  • See if you are eligible for Fees Free Study*.

Creative Media LP

"Top of the line Creative Arts College. Get the knowledge you need from lectures with working industry knowledge."

Leon Corteze, Feb 2024

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 media and design discipline to see where your passions lie.

Over 19 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. 




Creative media uses diverse art forms like design, writing, and music to engage audiences, inspire action, and convey messages across various platforms.

A media design course teaches skills in visual communication, digital storytelling, and graphic design for various media platforms.


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: $12,500 (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.

Learners will be eligible to enter this programme if they:

  • Are at least 16 years old

  • Have basic computer skills and an interest in design

  • Hold NCEA Level 2 or equivalent evidence that they have the ability to succeed in the programme

Students with English as their second language require IELTS 5.5 (General or Academic) with no band lower than 5.0.




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What you'll learn



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.


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.


Learn about the foundations of design, web principles, and strengthen design skills and professional practices to produce a range of creative work through design and web.



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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.