Billy Blue has graduated

23 November 2015

Billy Blue has graduated: Hello University

We are excited to announce that Billy Blue College of Design is partnering with Torrens University Australia. From trimester one 2016, Billy Blue students can also gain a degree from Torrens University Australia.

What does this mean?

This represents a big step for Billy Blue College of Design and a big win for all current and future students. Students will now graduate with a university degree, which means greater recognition for your skills and greater opportunity for employment in Australia as well as overseas. And as Torrens University is part of Laureate International Universities, students will be connected with over 80 universities worldwide, so you can learn from design experts around the world and study at partner institutions, including the exceptionally prestigious Domus Academy in Milan and Santa Fe University of Art and Design, among others.

And Billy Blue graduates now have a direct pathway to complete the Master of Design and the Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design, designed by experts in the design industry, the Billy Blue team and accredited by Torrens University.These new courses will allow design graduates to gain further skills in their field, working with design professionals on practical-based industry briefs with students from a variety of professional backgrounds.

The day-to-day operation of Billy Blue will remain the same, giving you all the great things such as small class sizes, modern campuses, insightful lecturers and connections with employers and industry experts.

Announcing new courses

We know design never sleeps and therefore Billy Blue College of Design and Torrens University Australia are launching new courses in 2016 based on feedback from experts and our alumni in the design industry. These include:

Diploma of Design

If you have a flair for creativity but can't decide between graphic design, digital design, video production, interior design, or fashion, this course gives you the ability to "pick and mix" to taste your design career options. It also provides full credit as a pathway into the more advanced courses so you can use the diploma to finish your degree quickly. Enquire here about this course.

Graduate Certificate in User Experience and Web Design

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 that aren't accredited, this accelerated Graduate Certificate is eligible for FEE-HELP, and can be completed in as little as one 12-week trimester. Enquire here about this course.

Master of Design

The Master of Design is an accelerated post-professional program for experienced designers wanting to apply their skills to strategic and leadership roles. Graduates of the Master of Design will have an impressive portfolio filled with practical and relevant work experience to show their current or prospective employers. They will be exposed to the latest design theory, practice and innovation and will be advanced, entrepreneurial, flexible problem solvers who can create and contribute to a variety of design solutions.

More good news: all eligible students will continue to have access to FEE-HELP to assist with the cost of their course.

We'll keep you up-to-date on any news or changes leading up to the beginning of trimester 1.

A little about Torrens University Australia

Torrens University has been specifically designed with one purpose; employability. Our students graduate confident: Highly skilled, qualified, and experienced. We ensure students complete practical work experience and internships, our lecturers are still working professionals, and students gain access to employers, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs. For example, students heard directly from President Bill Clinton when he officially opened Torrens last year and our Bachelor of Commerce students spent time with former Prime Minister Tony Blair when they recently travelled to Malaysia.

Torrens offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research programs – for study on-campus, online or a mix of both depending on the program selected. We are a national university with campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide.

Our connections are wide and vast. From our partnership with the official school of the Real Madrid Football Club, Real Madrid Graduate School, to our relationship with key leaders from around the globe, including former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, Torrens offers a unique, highly connected, global education experience.

For more information on our courses come and visit us at one of our upcoming Open days. Register here to attend.