Short Course
Graphic Design
Online Option

Graphic Design Training Package

7 weeks

Hit the technical and design heights today’s employers demand with our Graphic Design Training Package.

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Part-time evening course | Mondays & Wednesdays | 6pm-9pm | On Campus | Remote learning

Hit the technical and design heights today’s employers demand with our Graphic Design Training Package.


Blending industry-choice platforms like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with the classic design foundations of typography, page layout and brand, you’ll learn how to convert your creative thinking into inspirational print and multimedia designs.

Live Online Classes: Online Intakes Only

Live online classes are a friendly and supportive alternative to watching video tutorials – you’re able to ask questions and receive answers from an experienced Graphic Designer in real time. Your mentor will share their screen, demonstrating professional tools and techniques, then support you as you follow along, completing activities during class time.


What you'll learn

Graphic Design Principles

An introduction to the principles of graphic design for print and web, with a focus on print collateral.

The Graphic Design Process

The course takes you through the graphic design process, from the initial brief and ideation process through to the final product.

Design Elements

You'll be introduced to some of the fundamentals of graphic design with a focus on understanding layout, using hierarchy and creating visual styles. We'll look at the practical role of elements such as line, form, value and grids. You'll also learn some technical theory, including colour modes and resolution.

Design Brief

Start work on a design brief part-way through the course. Apply your new skills, as you learn them, to a practical project echoing a real-life graphic design task.


The course provides an overview of graphic design-specific programs included in the Adobe Creative Suite, looking at the purpose of each, how they complement each other and work together as a whole. You'll learn to select the correct application for the task and practice using them together to achieve the best results.

Photoshop: We take you through basic image manipulation, drawing and painting.

Illustrator: Your tutor will demonstrate how to use basic Illustrator tools to create vector images, including drawing, creating basic logos and gaining an understanding of how vector-based images are used within graphic design.

InDesign: Look at how to set up documents in InDesign, how to place elements created in other software packages into the document, and effective layout and grid techniques.

Use the software to create projects and take them all the way from initial brief stage to the final product ready for print or web.



A bit more information



In this course, you'll learn Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

Remote Learning Intake Only: Please arrange your own Adobe CC License prior to course commencement, you can check out Adobe's plans and pricing here


For optimal performance when studying remotely, we recommend:

  • Your computer is up to date (ensure you have the latest version of the necessary plug-ins, drivers, bug fixes and security updates)

  • You have reliable internet speed and connection

  • A webcam and microphone

  • Do not use a Chromebook - Chromebooks are not intended for heavy-duty processing such as Adobe Creative Cloud software.

For more information on general computer requirements, visit our FAQ's here (scroll to bottom of page)

Domestic and International* Students

$1,575.00 (including GST)

*International students, Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This course is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.

Payment Options (Domestic Students only)

  • Pay by Invoice (Eligible for Organisations/Schools only)

  • Pay at a Campus (During office hours only)

Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify the fees, scheduled time and course structure. To see more about other Terms and Conditions, please click here.

As this is an introductory course no prior experience is required although proficiency with computers is useful. All students need to be at least 18 years old.

International Students - Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This course is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only. Students with English as a second language require IELTS 5.5 (General or Academic) with no band lower than 5.0. Other forms of English language proficiency can be considered upon application during the Admissions process


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Frequently Asked Questions

Graphic designers' earnings vary by experience, location, and demand. Our practical, output-based courses help you build a portfolio and prepare for rewarding opportunities.

If you’re passionate about eye-catching designs, then yes! Our Graphic Design Training Package equips you with industry-standard software and principles to unleash your creativity



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