Learn how to create ‘wow moments’ through digital design and photography!
This course will help you develop practical and theoretical skills you need to express your creativity through digital media and design.
You can study fees-free
Tertiary education is fees-free for eligible first-time tertiary students on programmes level 3 and above. You may be eligible to study this course fee-free. Find out if you’re eligible for free study.
Benefits to you
Apply digital media and design skills to project briefs
In this course, you’ll use project briefs to create a collection of work that demonstrates your fundamental skills in digital media and design.
Understand basic principles and elements of design
You’ll develop your understanding of the basic principles and elements of design - key knowledge for creatives who want to create digital designs that have impact.
Apply practical applications to print and screen solutions
You’ll put your skills into practice, exploring a variety of stylistic approaches and playing with compositional arrangement and aesthetics.
Explore Adobe Creative Cloud
Access Adobe Creative Cloud at no extra cost. You will receive access to the world’s best creative apps and services so you can make anything you can imagine, wherever you’re inspired. This is included within the displayed course fee. The creative cloud includes:
Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, Adobe Audition, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Character Animator, Adobe Dimension, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks CS6, Adobe Flash Builder, Adobe Fresco, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Camera, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Prelude, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe XD
- Level: 4
- Credit: 15
- Course fee: $738.34 (domestic students). Includes GST.
- Duration: 10 weeks
- Indicative hours per week: 15
- EFTS: 0.125
How long will it take?
This course is delivered over 10 weeks. NZQA guidelines suggest up to 150 hours of total study time for a 15-credit course. To complete this course successfully in 10 weeks, you must be prepared to devote approximately 15 hours per week to your study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level, the time commitment may vary.
Learners will use Adobe’s Creative Cloud software suite whilst studying this programme of study. Specifically:
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Acrobat
The full system requirements for the Adobe software can be found at: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html
- Drawing supplies i.e pads, pencils, paints
- Access to a late model cellphone for video and photography
- Access to a DSLR Camera is recommended
- Access to a drawing tablet and pen. We recommend the brand Wacom
eCampus NZ is offered by eight of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through eCampus NZ are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates will receive a certificate or diploma from the institution in which they enrolled, and if offered, may receive it at the institute’s graduation ceremony.