Design Courses in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
Billy Blue College Of Design offers a wide range of design courses from interactive media to interior design.
ideas? Join us! Here at Billy Blue we offer various study options to match your [passion for design and the creative industries. With qualifications at Certificate, Diploma and Degree level across six different streams including Communication Design, Digital Media Design, Branded Fashion Design, Branded Environment Design as well as Commercial and Residential Interior Design we've go the course for you chosen career path. Here's an overview for the range of courses we offer:
Communication Design vs Digital Media Design vs Branded Environment
If you're planning to study one of our courses, you'll need to decide between the overarching Communication Design (incorporating Branded Fashion), Digital Media Design and Branded Environment (incorporating Commercial + Residential Interior) streams. All of our courses are grounded in the traditional areas of visual communication and offer the same core subjects in the first year. This enables flexibility and allows you the opportunity to change streams if your career objectives change as you learn more about the industry! If you want a double degree you can even tack on a 4th year to achieve this too! (refer our friendly Course & Careers Advisors for more information)
Communication design is the name of the stream that we used to call graphic design. The reason for the name change is that graphic design is now seen as just one element in a broad and evolving range of visual communication disciplines. Graduates from this stream have succeeded not only in the area of graphic design but in advertising, publishing, typography and more. The nature of the industry is such that designers are often required to work across a range of disciplines and media including the digital environment. The communication design stream aims to produce imaginative designers who work creatively in areas where information is primarily conveyed by visual means.
Digital Media Design
Digital media design is for students who are interested in time-based visual communication, or in other words, anything that moves. 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. There is an increasing demand for skilled designers who specialise in this exciting area.
Branded Fashion Design
Brand fashion embraces the design and development of products for a brands clothing 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.
Branded Environment Design
Branded environment is all about the application of 'brand language' to 3-dimensional spaces i.e. logos, colour, sound, imagery, textures, messages etc. The branded environment is where we take elements of a company's brand to create vibrant and exciting expressions of the brand in a variety of spaces. Branded environment designers work in fields such as retail, exhibitions, museums, events, interactive spaces, branding opportunities, outdoor signage, 3D design, and way finding systems (e.g. airports).
Commercial Interior DesignThis popular Billy Blue pathway prepares you to take on the world as a creative interior designer. Commercial interior designers work on cafes, bars, hotels, restaurants, exhibitions, and workspaces to name a few. They may also design interiors for game designs, virtual worlds and animations. Find out about branding, lighting and sustainability, brand management, design culture, digital worlds, materiality and more.
Residential Interior DesignOur Residential Interior Design Bachelor Degree 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, and discover the digital world, 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. Within the interior design industry there's a growing demand for designers who can respond creatively and responsibly to the realities of contemporary residential living. And now, thanks to the Bachelor of Applied Design (Residential Interior) – you can become one of them.
Accelerated study options
The Billy Blue Bachelor of Applied Design is available with an accelerated option. This means students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 65% across all subjects will be invited to study a full-time semester during the Australian summer (usually holiday break) or whenever their 3rd or 5th semester falls (according to when they commence). What this means is that with a consistent level of high achievement, students will be able to complete a 3 year Bachelor degree in 2 years. This option is available for Australian and overseas students.