Diploma in Creative Digital Design




  • Auckland City Road

    Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 01, 2022

  • Wellington

    Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 01, 2022

  • Christchurch

    Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 01, 2022

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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


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.


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.

A bit more information


Software licenses we provide you with
Adobe CC suite, online collaborative design tools. 


Equipment you need to bring
Students enrolling into our July 2021 intake are required to bring their 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

$7,842.84 + $340 Student Services Levy + $350 Course Related Costs*

*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

$20,500 + $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.

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 6.0.

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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.

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 friendly course advisors can help with everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.