Auckland City Road
Oct 03 - Nov 21, 2022
Oct 03 - Nov 21, 2022
Oct 03 - Nov 21, 2022
Online (Scheduled) – Part-time
Nov 02 - Dec 19, 2022
Remote Learning Intakes | On Campus Intakes
Part-time evening course | Mondays & Wednesdays | 6pm-9pm
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.
On-Campus Classes: Please visit the COVID-19 section on our FAQ's to find out the requirements prior to visiting our Yoobee Colleges campuses.
If you would you like to ask a question before you enrol please contact us!
All enrolments need to be completed 48 hours before the start of the course. Please contact us directly on 0800 665544 if you would like to enrol after this time so we can prioritise your enrolment.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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)
Payment Plan ($15.00 admin fee applies. Please enquire directly with us before you enrol if you prefer this option)
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
In 2006 Mishca started his career as a freelance artist and graphic designer working with illustration, paint, photography, sculpture, video and the Adobe Creative Suite. As an artist, he has completed a Master in Visual Arts, staged experimental performances, and curated solo and group exhibitions with artists, musicians, animators and game designers. Mishca is an experienced designer working with a wide variety of clients; musicians, finance groups, gyms and self-publishers. From 2012 he worked as an online tutor teaching concept art for Uppsala University - Campus Gotland in Sweden, before joining Yoobee College's online team in New Zealand 2017.
Peter has run his own graphic design business, Resolv Design, for more than 20 years and specialises in retail print-advertising and branding.
He has worked as an art director for ad agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and Wilson Ideation and headed the art department for the Otago Daily Times.
He has been a tutor at Yoobee for over 6 years. He combines strong technical production focus with marketing know-how to ensure his students get useful real-world skills.
Originally from Nelson, Sarah moved to Wellington in 2015 where she studied Graphic Design & Digital Media at Yoobee Colleges. Sarah is currently working as a Graphic Designer for Volpara Health and has also previously worked as a Designer at Antipodes and an Advertising Executive for NeonLogic.
Notably, in 2017 Sarah competed in WorldSkills competitions both nationally and internationally in the Graphic Design category. She placed first in the NZ competition and then went on to place 13th overall (out of 29 countries in her skill category) and received the coveted Medallion of Excellence.
Gabriel is a dynamic Graphic Designer and Illustrator with 12 years’ mixed local and overseas experience. He has been a tutor at Yoobee for 2 years delivering a range of design courses like the Certificate in Creative Media as well as the Diploma in Digital Design.
His expertise includes brand identity and collaterals, page layout, illustrations, and illustrations.
"Being a newbie in the graphic design working world, I thought doing a short course was the perfect opportunity to level myself up and make my work life easier on myself. It turned out I was right! Peter was a wonderful tutor and gave me the right skills, tools and knowledge to make me feel more confident using adobe. I specifically wanted to learn about Illustrator, as I often avoided using it at work as I was overwhelmed by it. But Peter made it really easy to understand and talked us through every step (I now impress the marketing advisor at work with my newfound knowledge). I use much of what we learnt every day and often refer back to my notes as I know there is an easier way to achieve what I want. Perfect course to level up!"
– Bonnie Houston-Edwards, Marketing Assistant, Christchurch City Mission
Christchurch Graphic Design Training Package
Work featured created by Bonnie as part of a design project.
"I found the Graphic Design Training package excellent! The skills and confidence I gained is invaluable. The tutors were friendly and knowledgeable and fostered a great learning atmosphere! Completing this course has opened up new opportunities at work to get more involved with marketing and design."
– Tessa Facey, Personal Assistant, BDO
Wellington Graphic Design Training Package
Work featured created by Tessa as part of the logo design project.
“The ease of learning the Graphic Design Training package was recognisable. As a remote learning course, I found it to be very interactive, supportive and enjoyable. The tutor was bubbly and approachable and made the course very smooth and easy to follow. With no pressure around deadlines and so much freedom for creativity, this made the atmosphere very relaxed and the class was keen to produce work and get feedback. For a full-time worker who wants to change her career to this field, this package was the perfect first step to take. I can’t wait to see where these new skills take me!”
– Steff Marinus, Programme Administrator, Victoria University of Wellington
Remote Learning Graphic Design Training Package
Work featured created by Steff using Adobe Illustrator.
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