Diploma in Digital Design

Level 5

Graphic Design is a high demand career!

Through partnership with Yoobee School of Design, the D&A Diploma in Graphic Design, Level 5 will now be delivered from Yoobee School of Design facilities in Christchurch as the Yoobee Diploma in Digital Design, Level 5.

The Diploma in Digital Design will give you a taste of all the major components of graphic design and web development. Plus, you’ll cut your teeth on some insanely cool projects that will not only build your skills, but also your portfolio. And for you - a budding designer - that portfolio is your golden ticket to further study or an awesome entry-level job.

Course Content

Design Foundation: These core skills are a must for any aspiring designer. Get the skinny on current industry processes, so you can hit the ground running once you nail a job.

Web Design: A functional, responsive website is a beautiful thing. Find out how to make one for tablet and smartphone using WordPress, HTML and CSS.

Graphics Design: Master the skills to create a stand out range of professionally-crafted documents for the printed and digital world

Interface Design: Study the way humans and technology interact. Learn to build a user interface that’s both functional and intuitive.

Qualifications Awarded

Diploma in Digital Design - Level 5

Entry Requirements

You must 

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have NCEA Level 3
  • Or the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3) or; be able to show equivalent evidence of creative work
  • Come in an meet us in the College for a chat

Course Costs

  • Tuition fees: $7,806.27
  • Course-related costs: $1,000.00

*2018 fees are indicative costs and are subject to change.Student loans and allowances are available through Studylink

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2018 Intake Dates

12 February 2018


40 Weeks

Career Opportunities

Opportunities abound for talented graphic designers and web developers. Work for the man, or work for yourself; for a large corporation or a boutique ad agency; for a not-for-profit or a hipster start-up. Wherever you want to work, and whoever you want to work for, this qualification has got you covered. It will give you the skills and knowledge you need to ace it in the printed and digital worlds, in pretty much any industry on the planet.

To whet your appetite, check out some of these career opportunities…

  • Advertising and marketing agencies
  • Design studios
  • In-house company design departments
  • Print companies
  • Publishing
  • Web Developer
  • User Interface Designer (Web & App) 

Key Information For Students

New Zealand Diploma in Graphic Design (Level 5)

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements
Detailed requirements


1 Year

Tuition Fees - Total Qualification

Student fees: $6,440
Government tuition subsidy: $9,384
Total: $15,824

Compulsory Student Services Fee

Student loan information: StudyLink

Student Success

Successful course completions: N/A

National Graduate outcomes

(3 years after completion)

Median earnings : $35,776
Earnings range: $26,007 - $43,735
In employment: 65%
In further study: 25%

Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.

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