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Short Design Courses

Billy Blue College of Design

Need to put together an awesome portfolio? Stuck in a rut that needs a creative injection? Time to gather some new skills? Billy Blue short design courses will ignite fresh thinking and give you the chance to stretch your creative muscle. Perfect for those who already work in design, communications, marketing, media or education - and for those who want to!

Industry-driven, future-ready

Billy Blue’s short courses have been created to meet the needs of the design industry by providing high-quality professional development. Classes are small, sessions are hands-on and all courses are taught by leading industry practitioners who are well-connected and passionate about their specialisation.

For those wanting to learn new skills in a hurry, our range of specialty Short Course - Studio Sessions - covering everything from Photoshop to Typography - will whet your creative appetite.

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Course Duration

1 – 5 week-days or 1 – 3 Saturdays


Sydney Ultimo Campus

Online (Creative Digital Photography only).

Upskill in downtime with Billy Blue Short Courses - Studio Sessions that are run in business hours, Saturdays and evenings at Sydney’s centrally located Billy Blue Campus. Inspiring and well-taught, these sessions are perfect for those already working in the design/visual communications industry who want to strengthen or broaden their range.

Pick up new skills, consolidate and build on what you know, or find a new direction covering everything from Adobe Photoshop to Typography.

Industry connections

Get up-skilled by people who know what they’re talking about.

Here are just some of the industry partners who have contributed their knowledge and expertise to Billy Blue short courses:

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Frequently Asked Questions - short courses

All Billy Blue short courses are taught by leading industry experts who have plenty of stories and experience to share. Teachers are chosen for their subject-knowledge and ability to bring an interesting edge to the topic that makes you think in brand new ways and pushes boundaries.

All of Billy Blue’s short courses have a small design component (after all we are a design school). But the main focus for most courses is giving you the chance to really understand software tools and take them to the next level.

Your course fee covers all session time, course materials, GST and a lovely Billy Blue Certificate for your CV or to cheer up the dreariest office pod.

Past Short Course Participant: If you have completed a 2-5 day short course with Billy Blue Studio Sessions before, you are entitled to a 10% discount off your next short course.

Double Dip: If you book two 2-5 day short courses at one-time, you will receive a discount of 15% off your second course.

Laureate Australia Association: If you are associated with Laureate Australia’s Universities or Colleges, you are entitled to the following discount:

- Alumni 15% discount

- Full-time Student 10% discount