Diploma in Creative Digital Design

From the YOOBEE SCHOOL OF DESIGN

  • CAMPUSES:

    START DATES:

  • Auckland City Road

    Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 03, 2020

  • Christchurch

    Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 03, 2020

  • Wellington

    Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 03, 2020

  • Auckland City Road

    Feb 10 - Dec 11, 2020

  • Christchurch

    Feb 10 - Dec 11, 2020

  • Wellington

    Feb 10 - Dec 11, 2020

    • Credits:

      120

    • Method:

      Full-time

    40

    weeks

    6

    NQZA

The world of graphic design is rapidly evolving. 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

Branding

Discover how branding and identity influence consumers' views of products and services and create a range of visual assets, including print, screen, public advertising and uniforms.

Information Design

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.

Product Launch

We’ll take you through the process step by step, kicking off with creation of  deliverables, and working our way through bar-coding, QR codes, product photography, dielines, packaging and printing. We’ll even show you how to access crowdfunding.

Event

Create the visual and experiential elements of an event through experimentation and research of way-finding, user experience and the creation of inspired and effective digital and print collateral.

What you should know

Software

Adobe CC suite, online collaborative design tools

Equipment

Mac computers

Fees

Domestic students

$7,605.40 + $340 Student Services Levy

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

$19,500 + $2,000 course fee

Entry Requirements

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.

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Want to know more?

Go on, ask us anything. A student advisor will be in touch to help find the best fit for you.

This course opens doors 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.

Mac Operator

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

Image Retoucher

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

Illustrator

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

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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.

We’ve joined our creative forces!

Animation College, Ames IT, Yoobee School of Design, and South Seas Film and TV School have recently unified to become Yoobee Colleges.