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Billy Blue College:
Billy Blue College of Design has campuses in North Sydney, NSW and Brisbane, Queensland in Australia. We have grown into a truly inspirational space for design education offering bachelor of applied design degree courses in various fields of design as well as certificate and diploma programs. We are proud to claim an iconic and affectionate place in the hearts and minds of the design community. For more than 20 years, Billy Blue College of Design has been producing some of Australia’s most creative and successful design graduates. Originally founded by industry professionals, Billy Blue is a creative hub where current practicing professionals come to teach and meet with students and staff.

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Photo of Design Courses in Sydney & Brisbane, AustraliaBilly Blue College of Design offers the folllowing design courses:

Bachelor of Applied Design (Communication) Degree Course:

This qualification introduces you to a comprehensive range of communication design disciplines - typography, branding, publication design, advertising, image making, packaging, web design, information design and advertising. You engage with the design process – moving from basic design exercises to a range of fully comprehensive projects – where initial concepts are taken through to printed outcomes or functioning screen-based environments.

This well-respected qualification equips you with the skills to become employed in fields such as graphic design, art direction, photography, illustration, advertising, print media, magazine design and publishing, print media, copywriting, typography, finished art, packaging design, book design, information architecture and interactive graphic design.

Bachelor of Applied Design (Branded Environment) Degree Course:
This course is all about the application of ‘brand language’ (logo, colours, sound, imagery, textures, messages) to three dimensional spaces. You will explore idea generation, articulate creative solutions using a range of media and communication techniques, understand how to manage and uphold the integrity of a brand in 2D and 3D formats, design unique environments in response to brand challenges and understand the effects that a space has on the people that visit it and how, in turn, they can influence the environment they’re in.

You could work in communications, interior design or architectural practices and specialise in the translation of brand language to environments. These environments include interactive spaces, game and virtual design, product launches and exhibitions, museums, retail spaces and way finding systems (eg. airports and shopping centres).

Bachelor of Applied Design (Digital Media) Degree Course:
This qualification focuses on the process of communicating specifically in a digital environment using images, typography, sound, motion and interactivity for expression, communication, social interaction and education.
Digital media design refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated. Areas of study include internet design, anything interactive (e.g. touch screens), CD ROMs, DVDs, digital interfaces, digital animation, video games, Flash technology, mobile phones and a whole lot more.

Grads are employed in a variety of high-tech positions such as video game design, animation, web design, film and TV, scripting for the web, 3D design, illustration, interactive design, studio or production management.

Bachelor of Applied Design (Commercial Interiors) Degree Course:
Learn how to develop and design unique interiors for commercial interior environments, ranging from hotels, bars, restaurants and workspaces to the interiors of animation/film and game design. This course explores areas fundamental to commercial interiors like branding, lighting, sustainability and materiality, and learn the practicalities of designing inspiring commercial environments. Assess commercial interior design strategies, see how commercial interiors can engage an audience, and apply theory to practice by inventing a range of commercial interior design solutions for real clients.

Based in an architectural or interior design practice you’ll design everything from cafes, hotels, restaurants, exhibitions and workplaces to the interiors of games, virtual worlds and animations. You might even specialise in hospitality design, corporate design, retail design, exhibition design, set design or virtual commercial interiors.

Bachelor of Applied Design (Residential Interiors):
Learn how to create, design and organise innovative and responsible solutions for residential environments, using all kinds of media and communication techniques. You’ll learn how to evaluate residential design challenges, discover how digital technology is influencing the residential interior design landscape, and understand how a creative residential interior can immerse its inhabitants.

Important principles and skills are picked up along the way, and put into practice through design, documentation, the building approval process, budgeting, specification writing and project management. Theory is brought to life through hands-on practical experience in an exciting studio environment.

Upon graduation you could find yourself designing a wide range of residential environments – from single and multi-level houses to the interiors of large scale or high-rise residential apartment complexes. You may also find work in any leading architectural or interior design practice, either here in Australia or around the world or you could also start your own interior design business.

Bachelor of Applied Design (Branded Fashion) Degree Course:
This qualification will challenge both your creative and business mind, and groom you for a world-class career as a Brand Fashion Designer. It focuses on the design, production and marketing of garments. You learn how to create and market a range of design solutions, and use the latest software to communicate your product design ideas.

Discover how to produce clothing designs according to project budgets and timelines, and find out how to manage the integrity and positioning of a brand. Investigate the theory behind design and marketing, evaluate communication and brand fashion strategies, and scrutinize current, present and future fashion trends. Enhance your forecasting, project-management and drawing skills, and comprehend the difference between fashion and clothing, and brand label and designer label.

Billy Blue’s newest qualification equips you with the skills to become a brand fashion designer, buyer, merchandiser or product developer. Having this qualification under your belt also means that you could launch your own range of garments.

Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts:
This exciting course is ideal if you want to work in a small to medium printing or design studio in this growing industry. As a pre-press professional you’ll be in charge of preparing digital documents for
output to print. This course teaches you how to assemble text and graphics, and prepare files for final print production using a variety of hardware and software. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be equipped with the skills to work in digital production environments such as print pre-press studios, or magazine and newspaper publishing.

A graphic pre-press professional is responsible for many things – managing design for production, and setting/composing type/graphics into layouts and finished pages ready for printing or production of other visual media. They use the latest computer programs to digitise, manipulate and output images, and produce high-quality digital colour proofs. They’re experts in scanning and adjusting colour and contrast of images, and help input, transfer and alter electronic information for a variety of devices including scanners and multimedia systems.

Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Production):
The Diploma is the 2nd year of the Billy Blue printing and graphics arts course and a step up from the Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press). It equips you with a broad range of knowledge to excel in the graphic technology industry, and advances your skills in the preparation of files for digital workflow.

You’ll become proficient in the use of industry-standard software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to prepare artwork for digital print production. It equips you for a rewarding role in digital production environments such as pre-press studios, magazine and newspaper publishing.

As a graduate, you can look forward to advancing your skills in the preparation of files and digital workflow, and the transformation of text and images for final production. Additionally, you will become proficient in the use of industry-standard software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create artwork for digital print production.

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals:
Keen to study design, but haven’t yet compiled a portfolio to gain entry into a Bachelor Degree? Passionate about design, but don’t want to study at a higher level? This course has been designed specifically to ensure that you’ll have a quality portfolio when you finish.

This course gives you great insight into the exciting and dynamic world of design. It arms you with the academic skills necessary for successful tertiary study. On successful completion, it gives you the chance to gain entry into Year 1 of our Bachelor of Applied Design courses.

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Address: Level 10, Northpoint, 171 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, Sydney, NSW , Australia
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Australian Academy of Design
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The Academy is located in the city of Melbourne, the cultural capital of Australia. The Academy is located with 5 minutes of the CBD of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria.
The mission of the Academy is to educate adaptable and creative thinkers, capable of becoming highly successful as fine art, graphic design and multimedia professionals, through unique, quality university education courses and programs of excellence.
The Academy has exchange agreements with several European and USA colleges and universities. Students from other institutions can study Academy for credit at their home university or, as many students do, complete their whole degree at the Academy.
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Arts University Bournemouth
Courses / Programs
• Study for 1, 2 or 3 semesters at the UK’s No. 1 arts university!

• Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading university specialising in arts, performance, design, and media education. Easily accessible less than 2 hours south of London by train, AUB provides study abroad BA (Hons) courses for international students and professionals who wish to spend time abroad in pursuit of careers in creative arts, graphic design, interior design, textiles, fashion, makeup, animation, visual communication, event management, architecture, dance, acting, film production, photography, & more.

• Our short study abroad courses are designed for students who want to spend time learning in the UK, developing their creative skills and perhaps gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend as much as 2-3 years studying in the UK.

• Students are fully integrated with our full-time BA (Hons) degree students, and these courses can be taken for 1 term, 2 terms, or 3 terms.

• If you can't find the exact course you want, we can design a course tailored to your individual needs. You can join several groups of students on a range of different courses and also receive one-to-one tuition.

• We also provide summer study abroad programs.

"The facilities that the Arts University Bournemouth has to offer are absolutely amazing. First off, the library was one of the most resourceful places I have come across in my entire stay there."
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1, 2 or 3 semesters on the following degree courses:

• Architecture
• Animation Production
• Acting
• Costume with Performance Design
• Creative Events Management
• Dance
• Fashion Studies
• Film Production
• Fine Art
• Graphic Design
• Illustration
• Interior Architecture & Design
• MakeUp for Media & Performance
• Modelmaking
• Photography
• Textiles
• Visual Communication
• Visual Effects Design & Production

Further Courses:
• Portfolio Preparation Art, Design & Media (2 terms)

• Preparation for Masters (1 or 2 terms)
Shillington College
Courses / Programs
Shillington College is a world class Graphic Design college offering full time and part time design courses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (Australia) and London and Manchester (UK). The course is continuously adapted to the times and our students are taught by outstanding graphic designers on the latest software. The course is run like a studio so that our students can learn work to realistic industry deadlines. Each student has use of their own computer for the entire course and will graduate with a professional portfolio.
Fully Accredited & Austudy Approved full time and part time graphic design courses (Cert IV in Design). The only prerequisites for the course are excellent English skills, basic knowledge of how to use a computer (either mac or PC) but most of all, a passion for design.
Whitehouse Institute of Design
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1988, Whitehouse Institute of Design is a design school in Australia with centrally located campuses in the heart of Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, Victoria. Acknowledged for its high standard of design education, the institute offers a three-year Bachelor of Design degree course with specialisations in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Styling & Creative Direction.

An accredited Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools Certificate II program is available for Year 11 & 12 students in NSW and VIC. Design Beginnings Workshops in drawing, illustration and design presentation are offered during school holiday periods for all ages from secondary school onward.

Whitehouse offers a unique learning environment that encourages conceptual development, research and experimentation, and innovative design outcomes in a variety of studio and technical environments.
- Bachelor of Design Degree Course with specialisations in: Fashion Design; Interior Design and Styling and Creative Direction

- Accredited VET in Schools Certificate II program for Year 11 & 12 students

- Design Beginnings Workshops in drawing, illustration and design presentation are offered during school holidays
Art Encounters, Melbourne
Courses / Programs
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Drawing and Painting for Beginners; Art Making for Beginners; Classical Painting Classes; Weekend workshops in Materials, Colour, Life Drawing, Watercolours, Portraiture, Landscape Painting, Observational drawing, Painting the Nude, Children's Classes and more.
London Art Portfolio, UK
Courses / Programs
• London Art Portfolio provides successful Art and Design portfolio preparation courses and foundation courses in Central London in all areas of fine art and design to students from Australia & around the world - at all levels. We help to prepare you for University applications, professional interviews, or your personal development!

• Prepare for entry to a Masters Degree, Bachelor Degree, Foundation Diploma or Pre-Degree level course in Art and Design.

• We ensure successful placements at all levels, including onto University of the Arts London, UCA & other renowned art colleges & universities in the UK, USA & around the world.

• London Art Portfolio is run by Julia Dennis, a practicing artist with many years of experience in preparing art and design portfolios for degree applications, organising exhibitions and preparing students for interviews.

• Julia has great success in placing British and international students onto the right course, at the right level, at any stage in your career.

• With class size limited to 12 students, we offer a very personal, tailored service throughout the year.

"Central Saint Martins has offered me a place on Foundation Pathway: Graphic Design. I'm so happy! Thank you so much for your guidance and all heart that you put in to help me out."
- Aleksandra, Poland

"At the end of the course, I had an interview at the London College of Fashion and was accepted! It was a great victory & I owe a lot to London Art Portfolio! Thank you very much!"
- Paola, Italy
Art & Design Portfolio Courses / Career Change / Private Tutoring in:

• Fine Art
• Fashion Design
• Textiles
• Graphic Design
• Photography
• 3D Design / Architecture

Year-round & Summer Courses:
• Portfolio Preparation Courses: 24, 18, 12, 6, or 4 weeks
• Digital Portfolio Preparation
• Foundation Course in Art and Design
• 1 week Enrichment Course in Drawing or Model Making
• One-to-one Tutoring
• Art & Design Short / Evening Classes
• Art & Design Summer Courses (Adults & Teens)
• Corporate Workshops
• Private Online Tutoring (Adults & Teens)