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Yoobee School of Design, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch


We Create Creatives

Change our world – and yours – through a career in digital design. Build technical skills. Collaborate. Blaze a trail. Watch your ideas come to life at New Zealand’s leading design school, ACG Yoobee School of Design. In Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and online. Join the revolution.

For the past 15 years ACG Yoobee has been arming creatives with the technical knowhow and practical skills to turn their brilliant ideas into careers. Previously Natcoll Design Technology, we’re part of the Academic Colleges Group of Schools (ACG) - and the largest specialised digital design school in the country, with campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and online.

ACG Yoobee programmes embrace new and emerging technologies and the latest media platforms, with pathways from certificates to degree. From Graphic Design, Digital Media, Web Development and Animation, to Filmmaking, Game Art and 3D Graphics, our courses keep you plugged in to industry advances, and on top of your game.

Our experienced design educators are fully connected with the creative industry. They’re animators, directors, graphic designers and special-effects artists. This keeps ACG Yoobee real, relevant and cutting edge. Friendly, accessible tutors, a supportive environment and practical training enables our students to unleash their creative potential and forge extraordinary careers.

A vibrant community of design practice, our tutors and students share a passion for digital technology and inspired creativity. We collaborate, we innovate, we push boundaries. Our students gain hands-on experience with industry standard software, and learn how business meets art in the creative sector. They graduate with the perfect mix of technical prowess and creative genius for today’s (and tomorrow’s) employers.

Student Support

We want you to squeeze the most you can out of your ACG Yoobee experience! From meeting you on arrival, to arranging accommodation and giving you practical advice – our friendly, approachable team will support you and make sure you feel part of the Yoobee family.


Our team will give you the assistance, information and support you need to find a great place to live while you’re studying with us.

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Study at ACG Yoobee School of Design

Delivering full time, part time and online programmes, plus the final year of the Open Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Applied Science, ACG Yoobee opens doors to the best digital and design studios in the world.

Diploma of Computer Graphic Design, 41 weeks NZQA Level 6
Combine artistry with technology to communicate ideas and define commercial identities. Master the technologies that lie at the core of the industry, and develop the skills today’s employers crave.

Diploma of Web Development, 41 weeks NZQA Level 6
ACG Yoobee’s Diploma of Web Development equips you with the web programming, design and usability skills you need to build feature-rich, database-driven websites. Websites that are not just good looking and easy to use, but that can also incorporate innovative and complex features, like shopping carts and auctions.

Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced), 35 Weeks NZQA Level 7
The Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) is designed to build on your current education and experience. It lets you innovate, experiment, pursue your own project ideas and create some amazing work, enabling you to broaden your skills as a visual communicator.
NZ$ 18,950 + NZ$ 1,600 resource fee 

Certificate in Digital Media (iCreate), 15 weeks, full time NZQA Level 3
Got digital design in your DNA? iCreate explores the high-octane world of digital media, and is the perfect course to unlock your imagination, enhance your skills and prepare you for further study. This is where your creativity and digital technology collide – and multiply!
NZ$ 6,750 + NZ$ 750 resource fee 

Diploma of Animation (Advanced), 41 weeks NZQA Level 6
Take your 3D skills to the next level and bring your ideas – and your career – to life. Animation is all about capturing the essence of movement and making the unreal, real.

Diploma in Animation & Digital Video, 41 weeks NZQA Level 5
You’ll master the latest industry standard techniques for 3D modelling and animation as well as post-production finishing touches. Once you’ve nailed this diploma, you can take it to the next level with Yoobee’s Diploma of Digital Filmmaking (Advanced) or Diploma of Animation (Advanced).

Diploma in Game Art, 2 Years NZQA Level 7
Each year you will study for 37 weeks. You will create games in teams in a studio style setting, develop your graphical style and express your stories through games. By the end of the programme you will have developed an interactive portfolio that will show off your creative works.
NZ$ 18950 + NZ$ 1,600 resource fee per year

Diploma of Digital Filmmaking (Advanced), 41 Weeks NZQA Level 6
Working in a team you’ll write, direct and shoot your own short film. Then you’ll learn how to enhance it using post production techniques like editing, audio mixing, motion graphics, compositing, and visual effects (VFX). By the end of the course you’ll have a showreel to impress prospective employers, as well as your own short film - the perfect tools to land you an exciting job in film, television or post production.

Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics, 44 weeks NZQA Level 7
This studio based programme gives you in-depth knowledge of how a real production environment works and how to create full CG film. Working closely with industry, you’ll master advanced skills on industry standard software and have the guidance and resources you need to create short film and demo reel – the single most valuable tool to finding a job you love.
NZ$ 18,950 + NZ$ 1,600 resource fee

Certificate in Digital Media (Online Full Time), 15 weeks, full time NZQA Level 3
Using digital still and video cameras and computers, you’ll produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. You’ll also learn digital illustration techniques, how to create images and pages for the web, how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. 

Certificate in English & Digital Design, 23 Weeks NZQA Level 3
Did you know it is possible to study English at the same time as digital design? With this unique course offered only at ACG Yoobee School of Design Auckland you will be able to improve your academic English, as well as gain the essential design skills necessary to start a career pathway in the creative industry.