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Whitehouse Institute of Design:
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.

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Photo of Design Courses in Sydney & MelbourneBachelor of Design Degree Course:
The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia offers a Bachelor of Design at both the Sydney and Melbourne campuses. It includes integrated core and specialist units, focusing on Fashion Design, Interior Design or Styling and Creative Direction as areas for specialisation.

The three (3) year degree is underpinned by a learning culture which insights innovation and creativity, built on academic imperatives as the foundations for life long learning, and a love of design. Integration of design knowledge and design practice is an imperative of the course.

The degree provides a sound general education and fosters personal growth and the establishment of an individual design identity. The course offers a student a nurturing and progressive learning experience through four strands of study: Design Context, Design Communications, Design Methods and Design Synthesis.

Core Bachelor of Design subjects are:

- Design in Historical Context I
- Visual Design Communications I
- Design Methods and Processes
- Design in Historical Context II
- Visual Design Communications II
- Design Ideas and Concepts
- Design in Contemporary Contexts
- Design in Business Contexts
- Design in Marketing Contexts
- Advanced Illustration
- Design in Professional Contexts
- Professional Communication

Fashion Design Specialisation:
Whitehouse fashion students develop technical expertise in addition to historical and theoretical knowledge about fashion and other design industries. As designers, Whitehouse graduates gain expertise through developing skills in research, concept development, fashion illustration, materials knowledge, patternmaking and garment construction in order to deliver innovative design solutions which have a positive impact on the wider national and international fashion design communities.

Interior Design Specialisation:
Whitehouse interior students gain a thorough knowledge of the broad range of professional skills required of an interior designer and develop the capacity to apply creative design solutions. From architectural drafting, construction and materials knowledge to the formation of conceptually based design ideas, the Whitehouse strives to provide the best in interior design education and its practice. As design professionals, Whitehouse graduates have the expertise required to make their mark on the wider national and international interior design industries.

Styling and Creative Direction Specialisation:
Whitehouse styling and creative direction specialisation offers a unique multi disciplinary approach to the visual creative industries where students gain skills and knowledge in various commercially driven design fields. Styling and creative direction combines design and the implementation of creative strategies for application into fashion, beauty, interiors, publication design, visual merchandising, food and lifestyle, campaign creation and events management.

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Shillington College
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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.
Design College Australia
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Design College Australia is a graphic design school located in the Brisbane CBD that specialises in training graduates to industry standard in both graphic design, webdesign and multimedia. Running alongside the college, is a staffed and fully functioning design and retouch studio. This emphasis on direct links with the industry ensures that graduates attain the required skills to move quickly into the industry.
Courses range from short courses in Indesign, Photoshop, Webdesign and Multimedia, through to Certificate II's and IV's, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication.
Australian Academy of Design
Courses / Programs
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.
• Bachelor of Design Arts (Advertising)
• Bachelor of Design Arts (Fashion Design)
• Bachelor of Design Arts (Graphic Design)
• Bachelor of Design Arts (Photo Media)
• Bachelor of Design Arts (Visual Arts)
• Master of Arts by Research
Oceania Polytechnic Institute Of Education, Melbourne
Courses / Programs
Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education (OPIE) is a private tertiary institute in Victoria. It specialises in the fields of Art, Architecture, The Built Environment and Design. Oceania Polytechnic was founded in Melbourne in 1988 with the aim of producing graduates of international standard. It is the only private institution to offer a Bachelor of Architecture degree. The uniquely structured courses, internationally qualified teaching staff and individual attention given to each student provide a creative environment for those seeking a career in: Architecture; Interior Design; Building Drafting & Building Design.
Bachelor Degree Course:
- Architecture

Certificate & Diploma Courses:
- Interior Design
- Interior Decoration
- Building & Surveying
- Drafting
Arts University Bournemouth
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• 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)
Photography Studies College, Melbourne
Courses / Programs
Photography Studies College (PSC) is a leading contemporary tertiary photography college in Melbourne, Australia, specializing in photographic education and offering an exciting range of study options for full time, part time and international students.

PSC offers a unique accredited Advanced Diploma in Photography (2 years) and a Bachelor of Photography (3 years).

Our courses are specifically designed to produce multi skilled photographers and image-makers for a career in the many sectors of the photographic industry.

Specialised major stream studies enable students to specialise in Commercial Photography, Photojournalism or Art Photography.

Photography Studies College (Melbourne) is registered as a non-self accrediting Higher Education institution accredited to offer the Bachelor of Photography course.
Advanced Diploma of Photography Course:
- Duration: 2 years
- Full-time and part-time study options
- Specializations include Commercial Photography, Photojournalism or Art Photography.

Bachelor of Photography Course:
- Duration: 3 years
- Higher education course designed to produce distinctive and innovative professional photographers prepared to take on leading roles in the industry.