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Communication (Graphic) Design Courses

Billy Blue College of Design

Study a course in communication design

Billy Blue’s Communication Design courses are among the most respected in the industry and connect deeply with our College’s heritage. Formerly known as graphic design, and now bigger than ever, a communication design course takes you into the world of creating visual messaging, ideas and information that connect with audiences in powerful - and even unconscious ways. Open your eyes to the breadth and variety of visual design and develop new skills that stretch across both digital and print.

Industry-driven, future-ready

Communication Design courses are industry-driven, giving you in-demand skills for a wide range of high-growth sectors. Our graduates are hot property in the employment world. Learn from skilled lecturers who work in the industry and make valuable contacts before you even graduate.

Billy Blue offers a degree or a diploma in Communication design: Bachelor of Communication Design and Diploma of Communication Design

Your future career in communication design

Billy Blue graduates work around the world at the forefront of the digital industry:

  • Scott Roberts
  • Next Level Magazine
  • Holly Doran
  • Swallow Packaging

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

Graduate with a qualification that gives you strong links to industry.

As part of their study at Billy Blue, students have communication design internships with our industry partners.

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Degrees and diplomas in Communication design

Bachelor of Communication Design

Bachelor of Communication Design

Study Options

  • Full time: : 3 years (accelerated 2 years) *
  • Part time: 3-6 years

* Choice of 2 year track (3 trimesters per year) or 3 year track (2 trimesters per year)

On campus

SYDNEY | MELBOURNE * | BRISBANE )

*Domestic students only

The Bachelor of Communication Design is a comprehensive design qualification that was developed and is now taught by leaders in the visual communication design world; from brand and design consultants, to graphic designers and creative directors.

In this degree you will focus on the creation of visual messages, ideas and information for a range of audiences. You will develop broad visual communication design knowledge informed by theoretical and technical knowledge and to apply those skills to real world graphic design outcomes.

Throughout the course you will explore essential areas of communication design including; typography, image generation, branding, information design, packaging and branded environments. An emphasis on creativity, design thinking, collaborative practice and problem solving will add depth to your practice.

In your final year of your Bachelor of Communication Design, you will also have the opportunity to complete an internship with one of our industry partners giving you fantastic studio experience, fresh contacts, and material for your CV and portfolio.

Bachelor of Communication Design
Diploma of Communication Design

Diploma of Communication Design

Study Options

  • Full time: 1 year (accelerated 7 months)
  • Part time: 1-2 years

* Choice of

On campus

SYDNEY | MELBOURNE * | BRISBANE

*Domestic students only

This 12 months diploma (7 months accelerated) lets you explore an exciting range of career paths in the world of visual communication design. The program offers you a broad foundation in visual communication design skills and concepts including typography, image generation, graphic design, information design and branded environment design. You will graduate with practical design experience in visual communication design.

Use this course as a way to decide where to focus next, and which area of the communication design degree to specialise in - or as a stepping stone into junior or entry-level role in a visual communication studio.

Diploma of Communication Design
Diploma of Graphic Design

Diploma of Graphic Design

Study Options

  • Full time: : 1 year (3 trimesters)
  • Part time: 2 years (6 trimesters)

 

On campus

SYDNEY | MELBOURNE * | BRISBANE )

*Domestic students only

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.

Diploma of Graphic Design