Certificate in Creative Media




  • Auckland City Road

    Feb 08 - Jun 23, 2022

  • Manukau

    Feb 28 - Jul 22, 2022

  • Rotorua

    Feb 08 - Jun 23, 2022

  • Wellington

    Feb 08 - Jun 23, 2022

  • Christchurch

    Feb 08 - Jun 23, 2022

  • Online – Full-time

    Feb 08 - Jun 23, 2022

  • Online – Part-time

    Feb 08 - Dec 09, 2022

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      Full-time / Part-time Campus / Online





Creative? But not sure what to study? Start here.

This course is available online as full-time, or part-time study, and has been especially designed to give you a taste of every digital design discipline to see where your passions lie. Over 20 weeks, you’ll try graphic design, film-making, animation and interactive design. You’ll be introduced to a range of industry software and learn photography, video creation and editing, web development, character development and even a bit of coding— it’s about finding your place in the creative world through experimentation and practical learning.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills you need to work out which creative path is right for you. Better yet, you’ll have developed a mini-portfolio with all the design assets you’ve created along the way. This is the perfect tool for applying for one of our Level 5 diplomas.


There are no exams for this course. And you’ll graduate with the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4).

What you'll learn


Learn what makes a design element successful by getting a handle on the principles of design. Using InDesign and Photoshop, create design assets and find out what makes certain designs appeal to certain people by learning more about target audiences. 


What makes a film Oscar-worthy? In this module, you’ll learn about the history of films and the filmmakers behind them. You’ll find out more about the production planning process and how filmmakers tell incredible stories through the lens of a camera.


Using Illustrator and other digital software, try your hand at a range of animation techniques, including claymation, stop-motion, and flip book animation. You’ll also learn how to tell incredible stories through the animated character you’ve designed.


This module introduces you to the basics of both UX and UI (User Experience and User Interface) design. You’ll touch on the principles of code, and work on interactive projects such as creating simple websites and learning about what makes a game truly playable.

A bit more information


Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Animate, Character Animate, Dreamweaver, or similar


Allocated camera equipment for Level 4, Edison robot (meetedison.com), PC or Apple computers, digital devices


Domestic students

$3,671.37 + $170 Student Services Levy + $175 Course Related Costs*

*Course Related Cost  - Covers software licensing for student use on campus for the duration of the programme.


(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

$10,500 + $950 course fee

Please note fees are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Students must provide evidence of NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, be at least 16 years of age, and have basic computer skills with an interest in design. Students who speak English as a second language must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 5.5.

International students need to be at least 18 years old.

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

Online learning that's purpose-built for the modern student. Learn new skills and gain qualifications with the flexibility of learning online. Study anywhere, anytime.

Our tutors are committed to your success and guide you through your learning as you produce industry quality work. We asked some of them about their love for the creative world and what they like about Yoobee Colleges. Read their answers below…

Want to know more?

Go on, ask us anything. A student advisor will be in touch to help find the best fit for you.

Once you have successfully completed this course, develop your skills further by specialising in either animation, web and graphic design or film production

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You’ve got a vast imagination. You love film and TV. If you just had the tools and knowledge, who knows what incredible work you could do?

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Learn the fundamentals of character animation, specialist software and performance animation on your way to mastering 2D digital, and the foundations of 3D...

Qualifications are issued by Yoobee College of Creative Innovation. Yoobee College of Creative Innovation is a 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 any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee College of Creative Innovation reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.

Interested in kicking off your career?

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.

From 11:59pm on 2 December, New Zealand will move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework. This means onsite learning will resume for all courses in all locations throughout New Zealand. If you have any questions, contact your tutor. For regular Alert Level updates, visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.