Online option
Open to international students

Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design

Level 5
40 weeks

This course combines design principles with technical skills to provide a well-rounded approach to graphic design and web development. In this graphic design course you'll learn how to create engaging online content and build an industry-level skill-set, including a professional portfolio for a strong start in world of work.


120 Credits | Full-time | Online (Domestic Students Only) & On Campus

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is just a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of the designer.


Developed to meet the latest industry demands and now taught online, this dynamic programme is an excellent starting point for students looking to study further in the fields of graphic design, or web and UX design.

Combining design principles and technical skills, the course offers a taste of the major components of graphic design and web development needed to produce engaging work for online and digital outputs.

Your learning includes four modules where you’ll complete an in-depth assessment for each topic using industry-standard processes. You’ll cut your teeth on some awesome projects that not only build your skills but also help you begin your portfolio and prepare for further study or entering industry.

On graduating, you receive the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5).



What you'll learn

Design Foundation

These core skills are a must for any aspiring designer. Get the skinny on current industry processes so you can hit the ground running once you nail a job.


Learn the foundations of human-centred design (HCD), user experience and user interface design processes, methodologies and technologies. Develop skills necessary to research, ideate and create effective user interfaces for a variety of digital devices and display outputs including mobile devices.

Graphic Design

Master the skills to create a standout range of professionally-crafted documents for the print and digital world.

Web Design

Develop the technical skills necessary to create visually appealing, technically sound websites for a variety of digital outputs, while applying research, iterative design and professional practices from the user experience and user interface foundations course.



Course Start Dates








A bit more information


Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sublime Text 3, Wordpress, HTML and CSS


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.

Applicants must have completed NCEA level 2 or equivalent AND submit a portfolio of creative work to be assessed.


Applicants must have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) or equivalent

International applicants must be 18 years or older and have proof that within the last 2 years they have gained English language skills equivalent to IELTS (Academic) level 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0



Get more info

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





Meet Our Tutors - Ash

Hey Ash, what makes Yoobee Colleges different?

“The sense of community within the classes and the campus. Also the way our learning is structured and the schedule we stick to. Being in the same place, same time, every day really helps to build routine for our students which I believe helps them feel comfortable. This makes teaching at Yoobee a dream for tutors because you actually get to know your students.”

Ash is one of our Wellington tutors and teaches Yoobee's Level 5 Web & Graphic Design. This is where you learn both graphic design and web & UX design skills. From here, you decide which one you want to specialise in, whether that's our Level 6 Diploma in Creative Digital Design or our Level 6 Diploma in Web & UX Design.





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.