At ACG Yoobee we believe first class design education starts in secondary school. For over a decade we’ve been collaborating with high schools and parents all over New Zealand, to offer an exciting range of trailblazing design courses especially for teens.


Our Online Campus has heaps of great courses, covering all the fundamentals of digital design. Enrolled students work at their own pace from their own classroom.


ACG Yoobee is a Ministry of Education authorised provider. That means you can allocate STAR funding to our courses. Even our online courses! To find out more, contact us today.

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Photoshop Essentials

Take a sneak peek into the exciting world of Photoshop. Create your own images and enhance your designs using simple editing tools and image manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to manage layers, make selections, create digital illustrations, manipulate photos, and apply effects and output files for your design purposes. You don’t need experience, but proficiency with computers is a must.

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After Effects Essentials

After Effects is a powerful application used to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, broadcast graphics and music videos. This course will teach you how to create sophisticated motion graphics using text and object animation, compositing videos and images and adding audio effects. Cover basic animation of shapes and layers, working with keyframes, effects and layer options, 3D layers, cameras and rendering and colour grading and enhancing footage. The course will also teach you about track mattes and keying, motion tracking and stabilisation, time remapping, image sequences and playing with particles.

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Graphic Design Training Package

In this comprehensive introduction to Graphic Design course you will learn skills in Adobe 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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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

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Illustrator Essentials

Get up and running with Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard software for creating vector art. Learn how to create illustrations, diagrams, logos, advertisements and single page layouts with text and graphics using drawing, painting and text manipulation Illustrator tools.

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Premiere Pro Essentials

Pining to master Premiere Pro? Our 2 day short course will teach you how to capture footage, set up a timeline and gain an understanding of video formats, compression and importing audio. You’ll create transitions and export your finished edits to suit your desired delivery platform. You’ll need basic computer and file management skills, and be sure to bring a USB to save your work.

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Web Design Training Package

Learn the technical skills to plan and build a website to an industry standard. The course includes front end design and development, HTML and CSS, design principles for web, troubleshooting, back end database management and integrating PHP and MySQL. You will learn forms to CSS drop downs, integrating jQuery and media queries. Beginners welcome, proficiency with computers required.

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Digital Marketing

An interactive course that delivers insight into the fundamentals of website marketing, removing the jargon and identifying the leading digital channels for reaching your audience. A fundamental part of developing an online marketing plan for your business. You will obtain an understanding of the main methods of online marketing including SEO, social media, content marketing and PPC. You will also consider the value of marketing tools such as analytics, mobile and video and how to implement these to create successful online marketing campaigns. During this course we will cover: • The role of digital marketing and its impact • Defining digital objectives • The digital lifecycle • Changing consumer behaviours • Digital marketing funnels • Determining targeting strategies • Building relationships and engaging consumers • Content marketing planning and strategy • Conducting topic research • Creating engaging content • Social media; objectives, channels and marketing techniques • The search marketing landscape • Building an SEO strategy • Ranking factors • Building organic search success Digital marketing is a necessity to building a business in today’s online world. Developing an understanding of the principles and key tools available is the keystone upon which you can support your business growth. With so many consumers using digital methods to research any business prior to engagement, a persuasive and compelling online marketing strategy is a must.

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Portfolio Layout with InDesign

Want to Create a Portfolio of your design work? Come along to this two day course and learn the fundamentals of layout using Adobe InDesign. This software will give you the tools you need to make you work stand out form the rest! We will take you through the basics of InDesign, look at the principles of balance and key elements in a page layout, as well as exploring various grid layouts, negative space and focal points in your composition.

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Filmmaking Training Package

Channel your inner filmmaker and create your own short film, from script through to post production and special effects. We’ll teach you how to write, shoot, edit and create VFX for a short film. Delve into ideation and script writing, storyboarding and pre-production, camera operation and shooting, as well as rough cut edit, final edit, sound design, motion graphics and VFX. Then blow your friends and family away during a special screening on the final night of the course. You’ll need basic computer skills, including file management, and Photoshop skills will come in handy. You’ll also need a digital SLR camera that can record video

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Photography Training Package

Looking to develop your Photography skills and see what it takes to step into the world of professional Photography? Learn the technical and aesthetic fundamentals involved in professional Photography and the creative process behind it. This course covers camera and exposure basics, depth of field, composition and colour techniques, professional studio set-ups and hands-on lighting techniques. In this course you'll explore street, portrait, product and food photography and develop your critical eye with our professional tutors. You will get practical experience planning and creating photos, leaving the course with a sound knowledge of current industry practices. The course is suitable for beginners. Perfect for those who have just bought a camera and do not know how to use it to its best ability, or maybe you are wanting to add another skill under your belt in your everyday job. Equipment required: DSLR Camera and with a digital interchangeable lens and has manual mode (This should include your own memory card and charged battery)

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Introduction to WordPress

Whether you want to learn how to create your own website or just want to know how to update your existing website. This introductory course will teach you entry level WordPress skills. No experience necessary, proficiency with computers required, basic skills in HTML and CSS recommended. All files and copy provided but feel free to bring your own project. The purpose of this course is to educate business owners and employees on how build and keep their current websites up to date. But more importantly build a website that will generate leads from search results and sound user experience. After finishing the course you will be able to build a WordPress site from scratch and create liquid layouts with theme editing tools. These are highly sort after and valuable skills for anyone whether you are managing your businesses website or working with your developers, you will learn how to not only build but how to grow.

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