Open to international students

Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design

LevelLevel 5
Level40 weeks

This course combines design principles with technical skills to provide a well-rounded approach to graphic design and web development. 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 40 weeks include 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.

Web Design

A functional, responsive website is a beautiful thing. Find out how to make one for tablet and smartphone using WordPress, HTML and CSS.


Graphic Design

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

Interface Design

Learners will produce interfaces for a variety of devices and display systems that have clearly defined goals, a strong purpose with an intuitive screen interface. This module will develop techniques for ensuring that designs succeed for both the client and the viewer.



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: $20,500 (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.

A Level 2 NCEA certificate, or successful completion of our Level 4 Certificate in Creative Media.

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 5.5 Academic, with no band lower than 5.0.



Course Start Dates



Study your way


Study on campus

Our campuses are equipped with the latest tech and equipment you need to succeed, and are welcoming student spaces where you can connect with your peers, all within reach of vibrant city centres.



Study online

Our online learning system is ready to go when you are. You can study whenever it suits you, giving you the true freedom of flexible online study. Check out this virtual tour of the online learning system for our Diploma in Digital Media - Web and Graphic Design.



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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.





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.



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