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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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The Billy Blue Experience:

Photo of College of Design in Sydney & BrisbaneDon’t expect to relax when you walk through our doors. There is always something happening and students are constantly challenged and inspired by our staff, their classmates and the environment that they design, live and study in. It’s more like the real world of a design studio than a classroom. This is why Billy Blue grads are so sought after by industry. That’s the Billy Blue experience.

At Billy Blue we don’t work in a theoretical vacuum. Our qualifications, whether vocational courses or higher education bachelor degrees, are born out of our original mission of ‘design education for designers by designers.’ At Billy Blue we proudly produce ‘thinkers who can do’.

We are always looking for unique individuals to nurture and mentor. Working in design is much more than just making pictures. It’s a demanding and exhilarating life-choice where we work with clients and project objectives to create potent and memorable design outcomes. It’s much more than art. It’s about creating the opportunity to design no matter the discipline. We are always moving towards the industry as it exists, responding to the social and commercial reality of the time.

Courses:

- Bachelor of Applied Design (Communication)
- Bachelor of Applied Design (Branded Environment)
- Bachelor of Applied Design (Digital Media)
- Bachelor of Applied Design (Commercial Interiors)
- Bachelor of Applied Design (Residential Interiors)
- Bachelor of Applied Design (Branded Fashion)
- Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts
- Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Production)
- Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Sydney Campus:

This campus is a fantastic, fun and interactive place to study. Located in the heart of North Sydney’s central business district, the campus is spread out over three floors of the Northpoint building, allowing you to mix with students from Billy Blue and our partner colleges.

Our campus is located in North Sydney, a lively and sophisticated business district just a few minutes from central Sydney across the famous Harbour Bridge. If you feel like a break, head to the student chill-out area. Or if it’s information you need, our campus Resource Centre includes updated volumes, free catalogues and electronic database access to leading online journals. It’s packed full of books, magazines, publications, CDs and DVDs.

Additionally, our Resource Centre includes the latest Apple iMac computers and students can access our wireless network on campus. Printing and copying is available to students Campus facilities are open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 6pm Friday, and 10am to 4pm Saturdays during the semester.

The exterior walls of Billy Blue show how much we love design. This could be the only College in the world to win an award at the New York Type Directors Club for signage design (created by Billy Blue Creative). We’ve also won awards for the graphics on our classroom doors, some of which were designed by our own students. The popular interior graffiti wall is a work-in-progress, as it is a public space for unstructured creative expression.

Brisbane Campus:
The Brisbane campus is situated in Fortitude Valley and spreads over 1800 square metres. Access to the Brisbane campus is easy with students coming and going via bus, train, City Cat or ferry. The closest train station is Fortitude Valley and is approximately 250m walk from the campus.

This modern campus was completely refurbished in October 2008 to include custom built classrooms and computer facilities. It has a warm, engaging atmosphere, thanks to its brightly coloured interior which students find very appealing. And classrooms are designed as studios to keep in line with CATC’s teaching and learning culture.

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Address: Level 10, Northpoint, 171 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, Sydney, NSW , Australia
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-08-18 were from:

Calgary, Canada;   India;   QUILPUE, Chile;   Madrid, Spain;   kualalumpur, Malaysia;   Bagmati, Nepal;   Ambala, Haryana, India;   Auckland, Newzealand, New Zealand;   Ponta Grossa, Brazil;   Kuala Lumpure, Malaysia;   and more.
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