Graphic Design Training Package




  • Auckland City Road

    Oct 27 - Dec 13, 2021

  • Rotorua

    Nov 01 - Dec 15, 2021

  • Online – Part-time

    Nov 01 - Dec 15, 2021

    • Method:

      Remote Learning Intakes | On Campus Intakes



Hit the technical and design heights today’s employers demand with our Graphic Design Training Package.

$1,575.00 now $780.00 

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.

COVID-19 Statement for Auckland Intake:

  • Auckland remains at Alert Level 3. This is being reviewed on 18 October.

We will be able to deliver this programme in person at our Auckland City Road campus when we are in Alert Level 2, we are now putting this plan in place for all students in this intake:

  • The start date for the programme is now the 27th October 2021.
  • This new start date will go ahead regardless of Alert Level changes, meaning that if for some reason we are still in Alert Level 3, we will start this intake the same date and times but delivered online.
  • If this plan of starting online occurs, we will endeavour to bring classes to be on campus as soon as we can if the Alert Level is in 2 or below.
  • If you do not have Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator yourself and you do not wish to pay for your own access, please let us know directly and we will be able to provide instructions for a 7-day free trial.

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.

What you'll learn

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.

Design Elements

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.

Design Brief

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.

A bit more information


On 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


Remote Learning Intake Only
You will need a computer that has access to reliable internet, web cam and microphone. You will also need to have your own Adobe CC access.


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)

Auckland Evening Courses Only
Please bring along $30.00 cash on your first lesson, this is for the bond cost of an access card for the building. You will have this amount refunded to you in cash on your last day if you return the swipe card. Any questions about this cost, please email us here.

Entry Requirements

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.

Remote Learning Intake Only
You will need a computer that has access to reliable internet, web cam and microphone. You will also need to have your own Adobe CC access (InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop)

Get Started with Graphic Design

Download the Graphic Design Information Pack

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