Billy Blue design courses are industry-driven, delivered by designers for designers. Match your passion to one of our university-equivalent bachelor degrees, diplomas, a starting point certificate, or inspiring short-courses. All higher education courses include real-life industry experience helping you graduate with a shining portfolio and critical industry contacts.
The Diploma of Photo Imaging has been designed to provide graduates with a broad base of generalist Photo Imaging knowledge, skills and experience suitable both for entry-level employment in the Photo Imaging sector and/or as a platform for further specialised study at Bachelor level.
The course structure is designed to interweave theory, practice and connection. Each of these themes in turn represents distinct modes of thinking, enquiry and knowledge acquisition in relation to photo imaging.
Throughout the course students:
If you have a flair for creativity but can’t decide between graphic design, digital design, video production, interior design, or fashion, this higher-education diploma gives you the ability to choose your design career options and sample between 2-4 of the following specialist areas: Branded Fashion design, Communication Design, Digital Media Design, or Interior Design. This Diploma also provides full credit as a pathway into the more advanced courses so you can use the diploma to finish your degree quickly.
This 7 month diploma lets you explore the vast and exciting range of career paths in the world of digital media design. The program offers you a broad foundation in essential digital design skills and concepts including ideas generation, graphic design, 3D design, digital video, motion graphics, web and interactive design. You'll graduate with direct design practice experience in 3D design and animation, interaction design and motion design.
The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration provides graduates with a theoretical and technical base of knowledge of general interior design and decoration principles and practice, along with an introduction to specialist areas within the interior design and decoration field, leading either to entry-level employment in the interior design and decoration sector or to further specialised design study at Bachelor level.
Graphic design is a rewarding career powered by your imagination. With the right qualifications and hands-on experience, you can transform fantastic concepts into visual reality.
This design course will give you key conceptual and technical skills to do just that. By enhancing your design awareness and combining problem solving and technical skills, you will be equipped to respond to the requirements of a fast paced, visually-literate society.
Communication design used to be called graphic design. But in today’s world, graphic design is just one element in an exciting range of visual communication disciplines including branding, publishing, typography, image generation and information design – where ideas and information are primarily conveyed by visual means. Graduate with a choice to work as a designer across a range of disciplines and media including the digital environment.
Like the idea of creating worlds and characters, and bringing these to life? Want to tell fantastic stories and to visualise the imaginary, the impossible, the future? By completing a 3D Design and Animation degree, you will get all of the essential knowledge, skills and experiences you need to take on a career in 3D design or animation for film, TV, games, advertising, information/education and beyond.
Placed at the intersection of design, media and technology, Interaction Design is one of the fastest growing (and career-rich) sectors of the global economy. The Interaction Design degree gives you the essential research, design and development knowledge and skills required to make your mark in this exciting interdisciplinary field where human senses and emotions meet the digital interface. Graduates are able to design and craft compelling interactive experiences for web, mobile, social and online, across sectors as diverse as advertising, entertainment, information/education and beyond.
We live in a world of moving images – from cinemas, to boardrooms and to bus rides – and it’s designers with visual storytelling skills who create them. With a Motion Design degree, you get the essential knowledge, skills and experiences required to embark on a career designing and producing video, film and motion graphics content for film, TV, games, advertising, information/education and beyond.
The Commercial Interior Design degree prepares you to take on the world as a creative interior designer. Commercial interior designers work on cafes, bars, hotels, restaurants, exhibitions and workspaces. They may also design interiors for game designs, virtual worlds and animations. In the Commercial Interior program you will explore branding, sustainability, brand management, design culture, digital worlds, lighting, materiality and documentation.
The Residential Interior Design program teaches you how to shape and influence the spaces in which people live. You learn to create, design and organise innovative and responsible solutions using various communication and media methods. You will discover emerging digital culture, communication systems, design theory and environment design. This stream equips you for work as a residential interior designer in an architectural or interior design practice anywhere in the world.
The world’s top brands are increasingly using commercial spaces to make extraordinary design statements.
This unique Billy Blue course produces designers who specialise in bringing brands to life in a 3D environment.
Differentiate yourself with a nationally recognised qualification and a professional-caliber portfolio from one of the best known names in the industry.
Branded Fashion Design embraces the design and development of products for a clothing brand/label. This field teaches you how to manage the production of clothing designs to meet project budgets and timelines, and investigates brand trends, 2D and 3D imaging, project management, garment construction, and the history, culture and theory of design. Best of all, it primes you for a bright career as a branded fashion designer, buyer, merchandiser or product developer.
The merging of the creative industries with business is driving huge demand for graduates with creative thinking skills along with business nous. For those of you who are dreaming of running your own design agency someday - or running someone else’s - this double degree will give you the perfect head start.
Deepen your design skills and knowledge by building on your talents through this post professional design qualification. The world of digital design is ever expanding, and it’s the area to get into if you’d like to future proof your career. Whether you are a qualified designer feeling the need to upgrade your skills, or just want to become more digitally savvy, this course is designed to extent your understanding of the design principles and user experience testing associated with web site design and development. Unlike short courses, this Graduate Certificate is eligible for FEE-HELP, and can be completed in as little as one 12-week trimester.
Developed by the brilliant minds at Billy Blue, this accelerated post professional program offers an exciting opportunity for advanced study in design and is designed to engage designers, developers, technologists, programmers, artists and teachers to explore the convergent space between disciplines that shape technologies, applications and creative solutions. If you want to progress to senior roles within the design industry worldwide and become an advanced, entrepreneurial, flexible problem solver who can create and contribute to a variety of design solutions, this program is for you.
Do you work in design, communications, marketing, media or education and want to broaden your range of creative skills? Do you need to get out of a creative rut or need some fresh thinking to help you find direction? Explore our range of creative short courses taught by industry professionals. Small classes, hands-on, practical.
Billy Blue design courses are designed to accommodate change. So if you wish to switch pathways, or would like to accelerate a diploma into a degree, we can help you.
* This course is intended launch in 2015 – express your interest now.
** This course is available to domestic students only.