Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced)

Full Time
35 Weeks
NZQA Level 7
Auckland / Wellington

The Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) is designed to build on your current education and experience. It lets you innovate, experiment, pursue your own project ideas and create some amazing work, enabling you to broaden your skills as a visual communicator.

Whether you want to work in print, motion graphics or interactive media, our intensive hands-on Digital Media programme will help you take the next step in your career.

In a supportive and creative studio environment, you’ll extend your existing technical skills, learn how to further develop your ideas and produce a cutting-edge portfolio showcasing your digital design production work.

For International Students, please read our application process page

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Course Details

Entry Requirements close

To cope with the demands of this course students need to have digital design and production skills to at least a level 6 standard.

For those who have studied at Yoobee:

If you successfully completed a Level 6 Diploma at Yoobee you will be considered for entry. You will still be required to have an interview so that staff can check that the course is the best option for meeting your needs and aspirations.

For those students who have not gained a Level 6 Yoobee diploma:

You must provide a portfolio of your creative work so that staff can check that you have the necessary background skills in digital design and production; and If you are in New Zealand, you will also be interviewed so that staff can check that the course is the best option for meeting your needs and aspirations.

*If English is not your first language an IELTS 6.0 Academic (no subtests lower than 5.5) or equivalent is required. You can also sit for a Free Yoobee Online English Placement Test as an alternative proof of English level. Contact us for more details

Course Components close
  • Studio – the main module of the course. It comprises three phases, each containing multiple briefs:

Foundation studies – learn design skills to enhance your research, conceptual and communication abilities
Group projects – work in teams to solve three briefs
Industry projects – complete two projects for real clients

  • Professional Practice – prepares you for employment

  • Design History – explore major design movements, figures and icons of twentieth-century design

  • Art history – discover the major artists and their work, art movements and other topics of discussion in art

Course content is subject to change to ensure continued industry relevance.

Equipment & Software close


  • Apple computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Scanners
  • Printers


The students will have access to the following industry standard software.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Final Cut Pro
  • NewTek LightWave 3D
Start dates close


  • 12 Feb 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
  • 23 July 2018 - 5 July 2019


Fees close


Domestic Students: $8,080.60

International students: $18,950 + $1,600 resource fee
Course fees subject to change.


For some items the cost will vary depending on the brand of item purchased or on the student’s individual needs. Students are encouraged to discuss the items, especially recommended textbooks, with their tutor before purchasing.

Items provided by ACG Yoobee

  • 1 visual diary 10000 print credits Monthly internet quota

Essential items to purchase

  • Passcard and/or key – up to $30 (refundable deposit)
  • External hard drive 250GB (at least) – up to $200
  • Special card, paper and sundry art supplies – up to $300

Additional items students may need or wish to purchase
These may vary depending on your needs and area of specialisation.

  • Headphones – up to $60
  • Storage media (CD/DVDs) – up to $180
  • Extra print credits – up to $200 (if you exceed provided quota)
  • Extra internet quota – up to $200 (if you exceed provided quota)
  • Recommended texts – up to $700
  • Replacement key – approx. $10
  • Mouse – up to $120
  • Keyboard – up to $80 Laptop stand – up to $125
  • Wacom drawing tablet and pen – up to $500
  • Software manuals – up to $150
  • Additional visual diaries – up to $100
  • Portfolio or presentation folder – up to $200
  • Additional stationery, art supplies or printing costs – up to $500