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Yoobee School of Design, Auckland:
Yoobee School of Design is a leading specialist provider of NZQA approved creative digital design courses, and is at the forefront of digital design education and training. Yoobee has three campuses in New Zealand, located in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. We offer Diploma courses and a foundation certificate course covering animation, video post production, web development, interactive media and graphic design. Natcoll makes sure its graduates are industry-ready by keeping close connections to the digital design industry, and our teaching facilities include well-appointed computer suites, furnished with up-to-date software and equipment.

iCreate Foundation course in Digital Design (Level 3, NZQA approved)
A fun and practical way to get a taste of digital media design and gain the skills to move on to further diploma level study.
15 weeks, full time.
Prerequisites: Entry is based on application and interview. There are generally no restrictions to entry. No previous computer experience is necessary.
Description: Using digital still and video cameras and computers, students produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. Learn digital illustration techniques and how to create images and pages suitable for web publication. This work is complemented by a wide range of art and creative practices to further enhance as student’s skills base.

Diploma of Computer Graphic Design (Level 6, NZQA approved)
Learn how to combine creativity with technology to communicate ideas and information in an attractive, clear and concise way.
35 or 41 weeks, full-time.
Other accreditations: Graduates can get credit for 1 semester towards Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media).

Alternatively, sign up for a print apprenticeship and use the PrintNZ unit standard credits gained from the course to receive significant credit towards the Printing Industry's National Certificate of Digital Processes for Print.
Prerequisites: Required to show creativity by submitting examples of work in a medium of the applicant’s choice.
Description: Study the principles of page design. Learn how to use image capture and manipulation to bring text and illustrations together. Become proficient in a range of digital illustration and editing techniques to create a variety of printed material – from newsletters and posters to magazines, brochures, packaging and advertising media.

Diploma of Interactive Design (Level 6, NZQA approved)
Learn about creating the rich media interfaces that drive the digital world.
41 weeks, full-time.
Other accreditations: Graduates can get direct entry to year 2 of either of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (RMIT) 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Games Graphics Design) or 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts).
Prerequisites: Required to show creativity by submitting examples of work in a medium of the applicant’s choice. A working knowledge of digital imaging software such as Photoshop and illustration software such as FreeHand or Illustrator is required.
Description: Develop abilities in generating ideas, communication, research and development; learn digital imaging for interactive design; produce and edit audio and video content for use in interactive projects; design and produce interactive animated components for use in a wide variety of different media. Students will create the look, use and feel of a comprehensive range of digital media projects to enhance their portfolio and demonstrate their skills.

Diploma of Web Development (Level 6, NZQA approved)
Learn the technical skills required for dynamic and interesting web development.
41 weeks, full-time.
Other accreditations: Graduates can get direct entry to year 2 of either of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (RMIT) 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Games Graphics Design) or 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts).
Prerequisites: Provide evidence of interests and skills relevant to this course - for example, previous experience with a computer programming or scripting language, logical thinking and/or problem solving. To do the optional advanced usability component, applicants may need to demonstrate creativity by submitting examples of work.
Description: Learn how to apply the principles of visual design to the web and how to master the programming languages that support client-side and server-side development. Learn how to research, design, write and host dynamic websites and web applications. Students gain a comprehensive base of knowledge and an online portfolio to showcase their design and technical skills.

Diploma of Animation (Advanced) (Level 6, NZQA approved)
Combine their artistic skills with the mastery of the latest computer technology.
41 weeks, full-time.
Other accreditations: Graduates can get direct entry to year 2 of either of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (RMIT):
• 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media)
• 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Games Graphics Design)
• 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts)
Prerequisites: Natcoll’s Diploma of Animation and Digital Video is designed as an excellent pathway into this course. However, students can still be accepted if they can demonstrate equivalent 3D modelling and animation skills.
Description: Teaches the skills to turn creative ideas into compelling images, capturing the essence of movement and bringing a character or a scene to life. Learn how to develop a storyboard, work through pre-production to character design, modelling and rigging. Use visual effects and post-production techniques to create a showreel.

Diploma of Video Post Production (Advanced) (Level 6, NZQA approved)
Post production is the magic that turns raw footage into finished film, television, music videos or commercials.
41 weeks, full-time.
Other accreditations: Graduates can get credit for 1 semester towards Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's 3-year Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media). Graduates can enrol for one year only in International Academy of Film and Television’s (IAFT) 2-year Crazy Filmmaking Program and work on commercial projects alongside industry professionals from around the world.
Prerequisites: Natcoll’s Diploma of Animation and Digital Video is designed as an excellent pathway into this course. Applicants who have not completed the Diploma of Animation and Digital Video are still eligible for direct entry if they can demonstrate a range of video production skills. This will require submission of examples of completed video projects for consideration.
Description: Teaches the whole process from concept and planning to delivery. Learn how to turn raw footage into a work of art using editing, effects, motion graphics, compositing and more. Uses the latest industry production tools to unlock the secrets of effective video and
audio processing, and produce a showreel to impress prospective employers.

Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) (Level 7, NZQA approved)
For people who have strong technical skills in either print, web, motion or interactive media and want to hone design skills.
35 weeks, full-time.
Other accreditations: Graduates are able to apply for entry into:
• Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design’s year 3 of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
• Whitireia Community Polytechnic’s final year of the 3-year Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual Arts & Design)
• Waikato Institute of Technology's (Wintec) year 3 of 3-year Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts) degree
• Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's (RMIT), 1-year Bachelor of Arts (Multimedia) in Australia.
Prerequisites: Applicants may have completed a Natcoll diploma, or similar course at another tertiary institution, or may have experience in a related industry. A high level of technical
skills in digital media software is required. All applicants are required to attend an interview and present a portfolio of their work.
Description: Develop visual communication skills, learn how to think critically and creatively, build design awareness and confidence, innovate, experiment and refine technical, research and presentation skills. Study art and design history, work in a dedicated studio environment, solve authentic design dilemmas. The course has time dedicated to developing practical career skills, such as how to write a CV, how to present work at interviews and put together a portfolio that gets noticed.

Diploma of Advanced 3D Graphics (Level 7, NZQA approved)
For people who want the opportunity to specialize in the field of 3D graphics and create a showreel that demonstrates their skills to employers.
41 weeks, full-time
Prerequisites: Yoobee’s Diploma of Animation (Advanced) is designed as an excellent pathway into this course. However, applicants can still be accepted if they can demonstrate equivalent 3D skills in their showreel.
Description: This studio based course works closely with industry to teach advanced skills on industry standard software and then offers the time, guidance and resources to create an impressive showreel.

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Natcoll Design Technology, Wellington
Courses / Programs
Natcoll Design Technology provides creative digital technology courses and related resources and is at the forefront of digital design education and training in New Zealand. Established in 1997, we have campuses in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch which offer intensive NZQA-approved vocationally-based certificate and diploma courses. Whether your passion lies in animation or graphic design, web design or digital production, interactive media or video post production, we will teach you the essential skills you need to succeed in the creative digital design industries.

Our courses can lead to entry straight into the workforce, or provide opportunities for further study. Natcoll currently has a number of formal degree pathways in place with a number of institutions in Australia & NZ which provide Natcoll graduates with the opportunity to cross credit into degree programmes.
Diploma Courses:

• Animation and Digital Video - Level 5
• Computer Graphic Design - Level 6
• Interactive Design - Level 6
• Web Development - Level 6
• Animation (Advanced) - Level 6
• Video Post Production (Advanced)-Level 6
• Digital Media (Advanced) - Level 7
• Advanced 3D Graphics – Level 7

Foundation certificate course:
• iCreate Foundation course in Digital Design – Level 3
Media Design School, Auckland
Courses / Programs
Media Design School is New Zealand’s most-awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications.

Specialising in the teaching of industry-standard skills and knowledge, Media Design School provides a vibrant and energetic creative culture for students from around the globe.

Our media design programmes have been developed by industry professionals and educators, cater for a range of experience levels, and are both highly relevant and production-oriented.

Media Design School’s graduates go on to work in the world’s leading design, game development, film and animation studios and have contributed to blockbuster films including Avatar, King Kong and films from The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
- Bachelor of Art and Design (3D & VFX)
- Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)
- Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art)
- Bachelor of Media Design
- Diploma of Digital Creativity (Foundation)
- Diploma of Creative Advertising
- Graduate Certificate of Creative Technologies
- Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies
Design & Arts College of New Zealand, Christchurch
Courses / Programs
The Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A) in Christchurch, New Zealand is the South Island’s only tertiary institute dedicated to design and arts education. We offer certificate and diploma courses in fields including Art; Interior Design; Photography; Fashion Design; Makeup Design among others. We also offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in in partnership with Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.

The aim of D&A is to bring students from all over the world together with industry professionals to create a community of people passionate about design and arts. We are New Zealand government funded (TEC) and registered (NZQA).

D&A courses are designed and taught by industry professionals, to ensure student success in the creative industries. As student time is valuable, all D&A courses have an accelerated pathway to work or higher education that ensures what you learn is relevant and moves you into industry in a fast and efficient way. Thousands of D&A graduates are now working as professionals in their field in New Zealand and around the world.
D&A offer the following qualifications:

- Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (in partnership with Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design)
- Diploma of Art (Advanced)
- Diploma of Contemporary Photography
- Diploma of Communication Arts and Design
- Diploma of Architectural Design and Technology
- Diploma of Interior Design
- Diploma of Fashion Design (Advanced)
- Certificate in Makeup Design and Production
- Certificate in Design and Arts (Foundation)
Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington
Courses / Programs
The College of Creative Arts at Massey University is a world-class art and design school based in Wellington, New Zealand.

The College is:

*ranked 11th by RED DOT, the international design awards agency, which gives Massey a distinctive seal of quality for its design programmes
*the first art and design school outside North America to be awarded “substantial equivalency” by the US accreditation body NASAD – the most comprehensive international benchmark for art and design education in the world
*number one in New Zealand for design and visual art research, according to the 2013 New Zealand government Performance Based Research Funding round.

The College provides a thriving, well-resourced and inspiring learning environment that fosters research, scholarship and creative practice. From selected entry to completion of their degree, students are equipped with a knowledge base and skill set that enables them to flourish in the creative industries, win awards, represent New Zealand and hold key positions that define creative thinking in businesses around the world.

Wellington is a thriving city of art, theatre, music, cinema production, multi-media and manufacturing industries.
The College delivers undergrad & postgrad programmes:

- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Design (Honours)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma in Design
- Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts
- Diploma in Photography
- Certificate in Visual Arts and Diploma in Visual Arts
- Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (visual & material culture)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Design
- Master of Fine Arts
- Master of Design
- Master of Art/Master of Philosophy in visual & material culture
- Doctor of Philosophy
Palmerston North School of Design
Courses / Programs
Palmerston North School of Design is a private design school located in central Palmerston North, the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. We provide courses for students who have creative talent and ability but lack the necessary skills and qualifications to go onto tertiary design training or gain employment in the design industry.

We have three courses for school leavers and mature students wanting to enter higher university study or employment. The courses are designed for students who have not gained the university entrance criteria at high school or who would like to focus on design full time.

After completion of the courses, students have expertise in drawing, the design process, graphic / fashion design and computer graphics. The courses combine nationally recognised qualifications with a professional portfolio for entry to the best degree and diploma design courses in New Zealand and around the world.

The courses do not simply prepare students for entry to higher level training or employment, but give them the opportunity to excel. Palmerston North School of Design has the highest quality rating from NZQA.
- Drawing & Design: Bridging Course:
A two year, level 3 and 4 course to help students enter the best degree and diploma courses in New Zealand and around the world.

- Drawing & Design: Training Opportunities:
A fully funded course designed especially for students 18 years and over who are registered with WINZ.

- Design & Computing: Youth Training:
A fully funded one year course for 16-17 year old school leavers to extend their creative talent as an alternative to NCEA Level 1.
Wairarapa College
Courses / Programs
Wairarapa College is a state, co-educational school with boarding facilities, located in Masterton which blends tradition with innovation as it seeks to develop the full potential of each student. Set in spacious and beautiful grounds, the College contains a mixture of old and new buildings. It presents an attractive learning environment for students. Special features of the College include the college boarding hostel, College House, purpose built information computer suite, specialist arts centre, technology centre, a school farm and agriculture laboratory which foster a strong emphasis on the teaching of Agriculture and Horticulture. A Special Needs Unit caters for intellectually handicapped students. The College has well-defined expectations for student achievement on several levels. Academic excellence, cultural, sporting and vocational opportunities and social and physical development are all positively promoted.
Core Subjects: English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Geography, History. A wide range of additional optional subjects are available.