Study Graphic Design!

Graphic design has long been the linchpin of the creative industries, and as companies around the globe battle it out for brand dominance, talented graphic designers are becoming even hotter hot property.  While the roots of graphic design are undeniably lodged in print, to be successful in today’s workplace you also need top notch digital design skills.  Study graphic design at Yoobee and you get the best of both worlds.  Not only do we give you the technical skills and design chops to create off the hook printed material, we also catapult you into the digital world by developing your skills for web and mobile.

  • Full Time Course
  • 20 weeks NZQA Level 4

Certificate in Creative Media

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch / Manukau / Rotorua

If you’re passionate about all things digital but you’re still wanting to work out which creative course will lead to your dream career, Yoobee’s Level 4 Certificate in Creative Media is the course for you!

This introductory course has been especially designed to give you a taste of every digital design discipline.  Over the course of 20 weeks, you’ll try your hand at graphic design, film-making, animation, and interactive design. You’ll be introduced to a range of industry-standard software and learn the fundamentals of photography, video creation and editing,  web development, character development, and even a little bit of coding

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 5

Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

This programme is totally new. Designed to meet the latest industry demands, it provides an excellent starting point for students looking to study further in the fields of Graphic Design & Web Development.

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of the designer. With this programme, you’ll take your first steps towards becoming one, learning how to use graphic design to produce websites, software, and user interfaces.

You’ll get a taste of all the major components of graphic design and web development over the exciting 40 weeks of the programme. You’ll be working on in-depth projects that will go into your portfolio, preparing you for further study or a great entry-level job.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 Weeks NZQA Level 6

Diploma in Creative Digital Design

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

The world of graphic design is rapidly evolving. Master the skills that will keep you fresh, relevant and out in front with our Diploma in Creative Digital Design. 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.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 35 Weeks NZQA Level 7

Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced)

Auckland / Wellington

Ready to innovate, experiment and pursue your own creative projects?  Looking to broaden your skills as a visual communicator? You’ve come to the right place! The Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) will build on your already epic education and experience, so that you can step your career up a notch.

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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

InDesign Essentials

Learn the key layout principles of graphic design and use basic techniques to create single-page and multi-page documents using this industry standard desktop publishing program. You’ll cover text formatting, styles, tables, basic drawing and effects http://www.yoobee.ac.nz/study/short-courses/introduction-to-indesign
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  • Short Course
  • 7 Weeks Introductory

Graphic Design Training Package

In this comprehensive introduction to Graphic Design course you will learn skills in Abobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. You will create your first ideas on paper and learn the principles of design required to take the ideas into final digital concepts, making ready for print, web and multimedia. You will explore typography, type, colour and image, page layout, hierarchy, brand and historical design contexts. You will get to take home your printed work. Take the next step and realise your visual ideas.
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Introduction to Photoshop Online

Fire up your Photoshop skills and discover why it’s the go-to digital imaging software for photographers, designers, web professionals and video professionals. Understand the history behind graphics and design, and learn how to design graphics for web, video and print. Create a web banner, a flyer and an A4 poster from photos and graphics. Learn how to add text to photos, work with layers, retouch photos using different methods, and use selection tools to copy and composite images. You’ll learn different methods of colour correction for different effects, how to manipulate colour grade to change the look and feel of photos, and how to create amazing special effects. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Adobe Photoshop software. A free, one-week trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyse and emulate an existing design style 2. Retouch and repair old photographs 3. Colour correct photos 4. Create a web banner / a5 newspaper advert 5. Understand different image file types and their specific uses 6. Create a movie poster using supplied images
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Introduction to Illustrator Online

Want to get up and running with Adobe Illustrator – the industry-standard software for creating Vector art? Illustrator is used to create beautiful illustrations, logo and identity design, packaging, fashion design, web design and more. Grasp the basic tools and functions within Illustrator in this self-paced, online course. You’ll learn about vector vs raster, paths, working with colour and painting & drawing. We’ll also cover grouping and blends as well as Illustrators 3D rotation tools. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as access to Adobe Illustrator software. A free, one-week trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand how to create shapes within Illustrator 2. Create an illustration using the pen tool 3. Create an illustration using gradient and transparency tools 4. Create an illustration using the transformation tools 5. Create an advert using the 3D transform tools
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Intermediate

Photoshop Beyond the Basics Online

Become a Photoshop whiz in your spare time. Photoshop is the ultimate software in digital imaging and is a favourite tool of photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals.<br/> Build on your existing knowledge of Photoshop, and learn how to make the most of this awesome software. Work with advanced paragraph and character options, use advanced layer styles and blending modes, create effects using filters, use liquify tools and create custom brushes. You’ll also learn to use vector drawing and shape tools, create swatch libraries and spot colour channels, and use monotone and duotone colour modes. This course will also show you how to create layer comps, use paths for clear cutting and masks, use image manipulation tools, toning and colour retouching tools, and export images, vectors and batch process. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC and some experience in the basic functions of Adobe Photoshop. We also recommend that you’ve completed our Introduction to Photoshop Online course. If you don’t have Adobe Photoshop software, a free, one-week trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the Photoshop type tools 2. Use filters and blend modes to create different effects 3. Understand the difference between raster and vector images 4. Use adjustment layers 5. Use content aware function tools for photo retouching 6. Use Dodge and Burn tools for photo retouching 7. Create a Hybrid image 8. Know when and how to save images for the Web 9. Understand how to use batch processing
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Introduction to Indesign Online

Create show-stopping magazines, newsletters, brochures, and more, using Adobe InDesign – the industry standard in document layout software. Learn all you need to know about setting up documents, working with text frames, importing and working with images, and arranging, stacking and layering elements. You’ll also cover text formatting, shape and line tools and text effects. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as access to Adobe InDesign software. A free, one-week trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a mood board 2. Create a one page advertising flyer 3. Create a multipage newsletter, pamphlet or booklet 4. Understand typographic conventions, theory and terminology 5. Understand file formats, resolution and colour spaces
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

Digital Illustration - School Holiday Programme

Our resident digital illustration expert will be walking students through several exciting illustration projects. Using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, you'll learn and practice cool new techniques using a graphics tablet (we'll provide these!). The tablets let you draw in Photoshop and Illustrator like you would in real life, but with every brush and colour you could imagine! You'll learn lots of tricks to enhance your work, and at the end of the course, print them to take away! Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.
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  • Short Course
  • 3 Days Introductory

Digital Illustration - School Holiday Programme (1)

Our resident digital illustration expert will be walking students through several exciting illustration projects. Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, you’ll learn and practice cool new techniques using a graphics tablet (we’ll provide these!). The tablets let you draw in Photoshop and Illustrator like you would in real life, but with every brush and colour you could imagine! Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.
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