Art & Design

Courses include: Animation; clothing production; digital media; fashion design; graphic design; interior design; photography; jewellery design; product design and development; furniture design; ceramics; photo imaging; fine arts; costume design and production; stage management; footwear production; digital creativity; advanced 3D design; visual arts; ceramics


Ara Institute of Canterbury

Holmesglen Institute

Melbourne Polytechnic

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)

Otago Polytechnic

TAFE International Western Australia

TAFE New South Wales

TAFE Queensland



Iona's story

Iona Brinch is from Denmark and studied a Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) at ACG Yoobee

“I have wanted to go to New Zealand since first watching Lord of the Rings when I was 11, and I finally got the chance to go there on a working holiday visa in 2011. I met some people who were working at Weta Studios and they invited me to a workshop. One thing led to another and I ended up helping out with various projects at Weta Studios until December 2012.


Studied an Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology at Holmesglen Institute

Jack now owns and runs a Melbourne-based furniture business - Nosiva – Natural Urban Living - that specialises in custom made furniture and has an ever growing list of residential and corporate clients.

“Holmesglen was the perfect choice for me as I always preferred working with my hands. The lessons were practically based and taught me a great deal about the furniture industry. I especially enjoyed using machinery and tools that were identical to those used by industry professionals.

Weta senior designers visit ACG Yoobee students

A lucky group of students at ACG Yoobee’s campus in Wellington recently received a 2D concept design masterclass delivered by two senior concept designers from Weta Digital – the New Zealand studio responsible for many of the special effects in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and many other films.

Thomas Stoll

Studying Diploma in Jade and Hard Stone Carving at Tai Poutini Polytechnic

‘I want to live as an artist. Carving is my passion. Carving hard stone opens a new world of expression.’

Although he had wood and soft stone carving experience, Thomas Stoll, from Hannover, Germany, wanted to build his skills and learn how to use new materials and techniques. He knew New Zealand had a strong carving tradition and after an online search found just the course he was looking for: TPP’s Diploma in Jade and Hard Stone Carving.

Advanced Diploma of Photography

Study photography at TAFE Western Australia, Perth

Studying an Advanced Diploma of Photography at TAFE Western Australia can help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful career as a Photographer.

Kazuhiko Kobayashi

Kazuhiko is from Japan and studied Custom Made Footwear at TAFE SA

"I was working in a printing company in Tokyo but had always been obsessed with shoes. With my savings, plus additional funds from my family, I was able to travel overseas for study. I was very lucky because I didn’t know this course existed until I found out about it on the internet. It’s a very practical course and I really love it. The lecturers are knowledgeable and supportive and I am studying with about 14 other friendly, shoe-loving students (the rest are Australian).


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