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Billy Blue College of Design

Applying online to study with Billy Blue College takes around 10 minutes. Simply answer a few easy questions and once we receive your application we will be in touch to discuss the details.

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Applying through the Universities Admission Centre?

Entry to Billy Blue will be available via the Universities Admission Centre for 2014.

Students currently sitting their HSC can select a Billy Blue course as one of their tertiary preferences. Visit www.uac.edu.au for more information or speak to our Course and Career Advisers.

What does applying online involve?

  1. Fill out an online form
  2. A Course and Career Adviser will call you to confirm details and answer any questions you may have.
  3. If you are applying for a Bachelor Degree you will be asked to submit a portfolio as detailed in your course entry requirements
  4. You may be asked to attend an interview
  5. If accepted you'll receive a letter of offer
  6. You accept the offer and register online (this is where we'll ask for any relevant documents such as HSC transcripts)
  7. Enrol in your subjects and start studying!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have previously studied or worked in the design industry, you may be eligible to receive a subject exemption that can potentially shorten the length of your Billy Blue degree. Read more about recognition of prior learning.

Billy Blue College of Design has recognised pathways to help you gain entry into our Bachelor Degrees based on the criteria you are able to meet. Explore your pathway options

If you have met the ATAR (or equivalent) entry requirement for the course, you do not need to submit a design portfolio.

If you cannot meet the ATAR requirement and do not have a portfolio, you will then need to show evidence of undertaking prior industry/work experience OR have completed or partially completed study from an accredited institution to gain entry into the course. Please contact one of our Course and Career Advisors for more information on 1300 851 245.

We offer several entrance pathway options for students who have not completed a High School Certificate or equivalent. For some courses entry can be achieved by undertaking a Diploma course first (pathway criteria applies), and on successful completion of the Diploma you can then credit this study towards completion of a degree. For other courses we have created pathways with one of our partners - CATC Design School. CATC is a successful vocational sector design school where students graduate with excellent hands-on, industry relevant skills. Mature aged students (aged 21 or over) are also welcome to apply directly to Billy Blue based on work experience and an existing portfolio. Read more about recognition of prior learning. For more information on the CATC Design School pathway or about applying directly please ask a Course and Careers Adviser.

Visit our Portfolio Requirements section for guidance on what to include in your application portfolio.

If you are an eligible Australian student fee-help is available for all Bachelor Degrees so you can defer your fees and pay later. International students need to pay each trimester in full before it starts. Learn more about fees here. The only course that fee-help is not available for is the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals. Students need to pay for this one-trimester course in full before it starts.

Yes, most definitely! Up to 85% of our graduates end up working in the design and creative industries. While you are studying you will get the chance to gain real work experience, and when you graduate you will have a professional portfolio and be prepared for the workforce. We also have a graduation exhibition that is well attended by top professionals in the design and creative industries. In fact, students have been known to get a call from a prospective employer within weeks of the graduate exhibition.