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Diploma of Graphic Design

Media Design School
36 weeks
Full time
Diploma / Certificate

Program description

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The Diploma of Graphic Design at the Media Design School is an intense production-based 36 week programme, built around industry-standard computer software – Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat).

Diploma of Graphic Design will show you how to bring your creativity to life. You’ll also become accomplished in the technical requirements of production and prepress, giving you an edge over other graphic design graduates.

The Diploma of Graphic Design is led by a team of lecturers who are also design specialists in their own right. The course includes a strong focus on industry live projects and culminates in a major technical production where you’ll work on your individual portfolio, perfecting your creative pieces from throughout the programme. Your graphic design portfolio becomes your personal advertisement to the industry, which will accompany you as you search for that all-important first job. 

Graphic Design course structure:

  • Introduction, Photoshop Weeks 1-8
  • Illustrator Weeks 9-16
  • InDesign and your mid-year portfolio Weeks 17-26
  • Industry application and your end-of-year portfolio Weeks 27-36

Admission requirements


Minimum 17 years (NZ & Aust) 18 years (International)


You should have a design/art background and basic computer knowledge. No previous experience with graphical software is required, but knowledge of Photoshop is helpful. Applicants must also be able to show they have a sufficient level of practical English in written, oral and comprehension form, as indicated by a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Portfolio Requirements:

Relevant visual work such as drawings, digital images, designs or photography. You can download our graphic design-based project brief here to demonstrate competency if you have no existing portfolio work.

About school

Media Design School

Digital and Creative Technology

The Media Design School in Auckland is New Zealand’s most-awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications. Offering a world-class education in a fully immersive environment. The Media Design School has a truly global spread of nationalities creating remarkable...

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Contact info

Media Design School

92 Albert Street
New Zealand

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