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START SMALL. STAY RELEVANT.

It sounds simple, and it is. Billy Blue at Torrens University Australia has always maintained that staying relevant by upskilling is essential to any creative’s career. Our micro-credentials and short courses are designed by industry for industry to offer on-demand expertise. To meet the demands of our ever-changing world—you can stack your skills, learning in real time, when you need it, without the full commitment. So you can get back to work and flex your talent.

START SMALL. STAY RELEVANT.

It sounds simple, and it is. Billy Blue at Torrens University Australia has always maintained that staying relevant by upskilling is essential to any creative’s career. Our micro-credentials and short courses are designed by industry for industry to offer on-demand expertise. To meet the demands of our ever-changing world—you can stack your skills, learning in real time, when you need it, without the full commitment. So you can get back to work and flex your talent.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Advanced

Through my design course, I have gained innovative industry skills. I could not be happier having improved my graphic design, illustration, and custom typography skills, all thanks to Billy Blue College of Design.

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Billy Blue produces creative thinkers who can do - giving you the chance to acquire the relevant design skills, collaborate with the design industry’s leading talents, and gain practical experience along the way.

Industry Partners

Billy Blue isn't your average design school. Why? Because we don't have average friends. Our connections with industry have led to the courses you see below and our students going on to be the brightest sparks.

Course Details

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.

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Creative Technology
Design
UX & Web
Design Project Managment
Photography
On-Demand Short Course

An On-Demand Short Course provides you access to an online, self-directed course developed by industry-leading professionals. Generally taking around an hour to complete, these courses a quick and simple ways to upskill in your downtime.

Artificial Intelligence $139

If Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to take over the world, it makes sense that we learn to leverage its potential for our own advantage, which is where this Short Course can help.

Through the development of sophisticated programs, machines are now able to handle many of the tasks that, until now, have required human intelligence. The scary thing is, these machines tend to mimic human-level thinking and actions, often in an exponentially better manner.

During this course, you will discover the myriad of ways that AI has already started to change the world, the infinite possibilities for AI in the future and how you can personally work with AI to achieve your goals.

Key Information

Artificial Intelligence

 

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1 hour
  • On-Demand
  • Online
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Micro-Credential

A Micro-Credential is a self-directed, flexible online course of study, where you will work through the course material and complete an assessment to gain a credential. There are no classes, but you will have access to an academic subject matter expert. Microcredentials can be stackable and count towards a full qualification.

Data Science Essentials 1 6 Weeks | $1,199

This short course introduces you to the rapidly growing field of data science providing an overview of the fundamentals. Learn to identify and propose solutions to problems in organisational contexts. Explore techniques, concepts and common tools used by data scientists to gather and analyse data.

Who Should Attend

Working professionals looking to upskill and build knowledge in Data Science. This course is self-directed and fully online to work with a busy lifestyle.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the role of data science in business and organisational contexts.
  • Identify the disciplines and careers that contribute to the field of data science.
  • Analyse specialised technical and theoretical knowledge of data science and explain its role in business decision-making.
  • Critically analyse a range of possible business or organizational issues and develop a constructive data science approach to solve them.

Key Information

Data Science Essentials 1

 

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • 20 Jan, 16 March, 18 May, 13 July, 7 Sept & 2 Nov 2020
  • Online
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Data Science Essentials 2 6 Weeks | $1,199

This short course examines various processes used to identify different patterns in collected data and how to construct data sets to solve distinct data science problems. Learn to develop data into different models, evaluate these models and use them to create stories. Learn to apply this knowledge to different domains and deploy the models created and refine them based on feedback. Explore and rationalise ethical and privacy issues related to data science.

Who Should Attend

So you’ve completed Data Science Essentials 1 and looking for more? Build your knowledge in this self-directed and fully online course.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Examine the different stages of the data science life cycle including ethical and legal implications in data science.
  • Generate and transmit data models. Apply them to construct stories about a business problem.

Key Information

Data Science Essentials 2

 

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • 20 Jan, 16 March, 18 May, 13 July, 7 Sept & 2 Nov 2020
  • Online
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Human Centred Design 1 6 Weeks | $1,199

Human Centred Design 1 explores several non-technical aspects of software development, especially pertaining to human behaviour and interactions to emphasise the human aspects of technology. The micro-credential covers the basic theories of knowledge, human cognition, ethical and moral values, creative aspects of the human mind and social interaction among human beings through a technological context. Students will use their existing knowledge and specialised skills to help formulate and suggest innovative solutions to problems that affect diverse societies.

Who Should Attend

Working professionals and Software Engineers looking to upskill and build knowledge human centred design. This course is self-directed and fully online to work with a busy lifestyle.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Synthesise theoretical models of human knowledge.
  • Investigate moral philosophy to learn about real-world ethical actions.
  • Analyse ethical theories in ways that are sensitive to variations in cultural values.

Key Information

Human Centred Design 1

$1,199

  • Credits into further study
  • Up to 6 weeks
  • 20 Jan, 16 March, 18 May, 13 July, 7 Sept & 2 Nov 2020
  • Online
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Secure By Design 1 6 Weeks | $1,199

Secure By Design 1 deals with integrating the entire development lifecycle of IT systems in a secure environment through secure design methodologies, software development models, architecture design and industry standards such as OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project).

Who Should Attend

Working professionals looking to upskill and build knowledge secure design. This course is self-directed and fully online to work with a busy lifestyle.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate capabilities to incorporate security requirements in system specifications, design, development and testing phases of software development.
  • Administer implementation of security controls, security risk mitigation approaches, and secure design architecture principles.
  • Explain Secure Development Lifecycle models and identify an appropriate model for a given situation.

Key Information

Secure By Design 1

$1,199

  • Credits into further study
  • Up to 6 weeks
  • 20 Jan, 16 March, 18 May, 13 July, 7 Sept & 2 Nov 2020
  • Online
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Studio Session

Billy Blue Studio Sessions are face-to-face short courses in Adobe Creative Cloud, UX and coding for emerging creatives or professionals the opportunity to upskill and reskill in design and creative technology. Taught and developed by industry leading professionals our Studio Sessions are hosted from our creative hub in Ultimo, Sydney.

Adobe CC Basic (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign) 3 DAYS | $792

The Adobe CC Basic short course is hands-on and gives you the chance to work to a design brief to understand the core tools and functions of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Become comfortable with basic graphic design concepts and the fundamentals of printing. Explore how the applications within Creative Suite interact with each other, get to know the interface and learn how to customise Creative Suite to your liking.

Who Should Attend

Adobe Creative Cloud – InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop - provides the most comprehensive graphic, photo editing and design environment. If you want to learn the basics of it all, this is the course for you. Gain a good working knowledge of each of the packages and become adept at using them together.

Course Content

Photoshop
  • understand resolution, pixel depth and colour modes
  • making selections and creating basic masks
  • retouching images – tonal arrangement, colour balance
  • using the healing brush and clone tools
Illustrator
  • learn the tool bar, options palette and how to work within Illustrator
  • shapes, colours, gradients
  • freehand drawing – the pencil and brush
  • using the Pen tool to draw – hand tracing and accuracy
  • work with and manage colour
InDesign
  • understand page layout
  • placing text and graphics
  • text wrapping
  • creating documents with bleed and understanding print ready documents
  • creating a print ready PDF

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • use Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign with confidence
  • clean up, modify and enhance images in Photoshop
  • bring text, logos and images into InDesign to create business cards, flyers and multipage documents
  • create print-ready PDF documents for digital and offset printers
  • build presentation slideshows

Key Information

Adobe CC Basic (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign)

$792

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Adobe CC Basic (Photoshop) 1 day | $286

The Adobe CC Basic (Photoshop) short course is hands-on and gives you the chance to work to a design brief to understand the core tools and functions of Photoshop. Become comfortable with basic graphic design concepts and the fundamentals of printing. Explore pixel depth, colour modes, create basic masks and more.

Who Should Attend

You want to gain a good working knowledge of Photoshop and learn the basic tools and functions of the application.

Course Content

  • understand resolution, pixel depth and colour modes
  • making selections and creating basic masks
  • retouching images – tonal arrangement, colour balance
  • using the healing brush and clone tools
Acrobat
  • using Acrobat for presentations

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • use Photoshop with confidence
  • clean up, modify and enhance images in Photoshop
  • create print-ready PDF documents for digital and offset printers
  • build presentation slideshows

Key Information

Adobe CC Basic (Photoshop)

$286

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Adobe CC Basic (Illustrator) 1 DAY | $286

The Adobe CC Basic (Illustrator) short course is hands-on and gives you the chance to work to a design brief to understand the core tools and functions of Illustrator. Become comfortable with basic graphic design concepts and the fundamentals of printing. Use Illustrator to explore shapes, colours and gradients. Learn how to use the freehand drawing tool and improve your hand tracing and accuracy.

Who Should Attend

You want to gain a good working knowledge of Illustrator and learn the basic tools and functions of the application.

Course Content

  • learn the tool bar, options palette and how to work within Illustrator
  • shapes, colours, gradients
  • freehand drawing – the pencil and brush
  • using the Pen tool to draw – hand tracing and accuracy
  • work with and manage colour
Acrobat
  • using Acrobat for presentations

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • use Illustrator with confidence
  • create print-ready PDF documents for digital and offset printers
  • build presentation slideshows

Key Information

Adobe CC Basic (Illustrator)

$286

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Adobe CC Basic (InDesign) 1 DAY | $286

The Adobe CC Basic (InDesign) short course is hands-on and gives you the chance to work to a design brief to understand the core tools and functions of InDesign. Become comfortable with basic graphic design concepts and the fundamentals of printing. Explore page layout and learn how to create docs with bleed. You will learn how to place text and graphics and how to create a print ready PDF.

Who Should Attend

You want to gain a good working knowledge of InDesign and learn the basic tools and functions of the application.

Course Content

  • understand page layout
  • placing text and graphics
  • text wrapping
  • creating documents with bleed and understanding print ready documents
  • creating a print ready PDF
Acrobat
  • using Acrobat for presentations

Course Content

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • use InDesign with confidence
  • bring text, logos and images into InDesign to create business cards, flyers and multipage documents
  • create print-ready PDF documents for digital and offset printers
  • build presentation slideshows

Key Information

Adobe CC Basic (InDesign)

$286

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Adobe CC Intermediate (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) 3 days | $792

Get to know the deeper tricks and tips within Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign with this intermediate Adobe CC course. It's all hands-on with lots of dedicated time to get you using Creative Suite to its full potential and exploring the amazing possibilities.

Who Should Attend

You’re already using Creative Cloud but want to learn some of the hidden tricks with the core applications and become more confident in using the core applications.

Course Content

We’ll start with revision of the core elements and functions of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Then we’ll move further into the applications to gain mastery of the advanced functions.

Illustrator
  • Tools, Tools, Tools
  • Layers – professional approach
  • Live trace and Live Paint - streamlining your workflow from hand-drawn Illustration, to Finished Art
  • transforming objects - Envelope distort, warp tools, free transform and using Effects
  • raster effects - pros and cons in relation to the print process
  • Blend Tool and Gradient Mesh
  • Paint Brushes - Calligraphic, Art, Pattern brushes and effective use of Wacom tablet
  • clipping masks, compound masks, pathfinder and the direct selection tool
  • text manipulation, stylesheets, text-flow, text-wrapping, type manipulation
  • editing document colour using Live Colour
  • working with Photoshop files
Photoshop
  • using the clone, healing brush, and blend tools for retouching photos
  • adjustment layers
  • tools – important attributes
  • true resolution – what is it?
  • selections – adding, subtracting & Magic Wand
  • deep etching methods – Pen and Mask
  • channels / masks / selections / paths
  • sharpening (unsharp mask) – dos & don’ts
  • efficient removal of dust & scratches, the professional way
  • colour correction techniques – replace colour, selective colour
  • advanced Deep etching – hair, etc
  • smart objects - a powerful, often unknown, feature of Creative Suite
InDesign
  • display Settings – efficiency
  • customising the InDesign interface
  • transparency & effects
  • Stylesheets & Nested Styles
  • multiple Master Pages
  • Auto Page Numbering features
  • Auto Text-flow
  • text-wrapping - using Photoshop paths and Alpha channels
  • Tables in InDesign
  • Find/Change functions
  • utilising Photoshop files - Layer Comps
  • interactivity - buttons, hyperlinks and bookmarks
  • XML and XHTML - exporting for web use, importing XML
  • using Master Stylesheets and pages to synchronise long documents
  • Ink Manager
  • Output Preview
  • PDF export – advanced options
  • Pre-flight & Package tools
Acrobat
  • using Acrobat Distiller
  • creating PDF Files – Press-ready vs Web-ready
  • Photoshop PDF
  • optimisation
  • combining single PDFs
  • adding interactivity and Media to PDFs
  • Commenting & Notation
  • print technique – outputting separations, ink manager, overprint and
  • pre-flight checks

N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Key Information

Adobe CC Intermediate (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

$792

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Adobe CC Intermediate (Photoshop) 1 DAY | $286

Get to know the deeper tricks and tips within Photoshop with this intermediate Adobe CC course. It's all hands-on with lots of dedicated time to get you using Photoshop to its full potential and exploring the amazing possibilities. Learn how to retouch photos, understand true resolution, deep etching methods and more.

Who Should Attend

You’re already using Photoshop but want to learn some of the hidden tricks with the applications and develop a more efficient workflow.

Course Content

We’ll start with revision of the core elements and functions of Photoshop. Then we’ll move further into the application to gain mastery of the advanced functions.

  • using the clone, healing brush, and blend tools for retouching photos
  • adjustment layers
  • tools – important attributes
  • true resolution – what is it?
  • selections – adding, subtracting & Magic Wand
  • deep etching methods – Pen and Mask
  • channels / masks / selections / paths
  • sharpening (unsharp mask) – dos & don’ts
  • efficient removal of dust & scratches, the professional way
  • colour correction techniques – replace colour, selective colour
  • advanced Deep etching – hair, etc
  • smart objects - a powerful, often unknown, feature of Creative Suite
  • consistent colour reproduction
Acrobat
  • using Acrobat Distiller
  • creating PDF Files – Press-ready vs Web-ready
  • Photoshop PDF
  • optimisation
  • combining single PDFs
  • adding interactivity and Media to PDFs
  • Commenting & Notation
  • print technique – outputting separations, ink manager, overprint and
  • pre-flight checks

N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Key Information

Adobe CC Intermediate (Photoshop)

$286

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Adobe CC Intermediate (Illustrator) 1 DAY | $286

Get to know the deeper tricks and tips within Illustrator with this intermediate Adobe CC course. It's all hands-on with lots of dedicated time to get you using Creative Suite to its full potential and exploring the amazing possibilities. Explore live trace and how to streamline your workflow from hand-drawn illustration to finished art. Learn about layers, gradient mesh and more.

Who Should Attend

You’re already using Illustrator but want to learn some of the hidden tricks and develop a more efficient workflow.

Course Content

We’ll focus on several specific creative aspects by exploring a range of techniques within CC, leading to creatively successful results. Including how to:

  • Tools, Tools, Tools
  • Layers – professional approach
  • Live trace and Live Paint - streamlining your workflow from hand-drawn Illustration, to Finished Art
  • transforming objects - Envelope distort, warp tools, free transform and using Effects
  • raster effects - pros and cons in relation to the print process
  • Blend Tool and Gradient Mesh
  • Paint Brushes - Calligraphic, Art, Pattern brushes and effective use of Wacom tablet
  • clipping masks, compound masks, pathfinder and the direct selection tool
  • text manipulation, stylesheets, text-flow, text-wrapping, type manipulation
  • editing document colour using Live Colour
  • working with Photoshop files
Acrobat
  • using Acrobat Distiller
  • creating PDF Files – Press-ready vs Web-ready
  • Photoshop PDF
  • optimisation
  • combining single PDFs
  • adding interactivity and Media to PDFs
  • Commenting & Notation
  • print technique – outputting separations, ink manager, overprint and
  • pre-flight checks

N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Key Information

Adobe CC Intermediate (Illustrator)

$286

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Adobe CC Intermediate (InDesign) 1 DAY | $286

Get to know the deeper tricks and tips within InDesign with this intermediate Adobe CC course. It's all hands-on with lots of dedicated time to get you using Creative Suite to its full potential and exploring the amazing possibilities. Explore auto page numbering features, photoshop paths and alpha channels. Lean how to customise your InDesign interface and more.

Who Should Attend

You’re already using InDesign but want to learn some of the hidden tricks and develop a more efficient workflow.

Course Content

We’ll start with revision of the core elements and functions of InDesign. Then we’ll move further into the applications to gain mastery of the advanced functions.

  • display Settings – efficiency
  • customising the InDesign interface
  • transparency & effects
  • Stylesheets & Nested Styles
  • multiple Master Pages
  • Auto Page Numbering features
  • Auto Text-flow
  • text-wrapping - using Photoshop paths and Alpha channels
  • Tables in InDesign
  • Find/Change functions
  • utilising Photoshop files - Layer Comps
  • interactivity - buttons, hyperlinks and bookmarks
  • XML and XHTML - exporting for web use, importing XML
  • using Master Stylesheets and pages to synchronise long documents
  • Ink Manager
  • Output Preview
  • PDF export – advanced options
  • Pre-flight & Package tools
Acrobat
  • using Acrobat Distiller
  • creating PDF Files – Press-ready vs Web-ready
  • Photoshop PDF
  • optimisation
  • combining single PDFs
  • adding interactivity and Media to PDFs
  • Commenting & Notation
  • print technique – outputting separations, ink manager, overprint and
  • pre-flight checks

N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Key Information

Adobe CC Intermediate (InDesign)

$286

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Adobe CC Advanced (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) 3 DAYS | $792

So you know how to get around the Creative Suite, but not exactly sure how to turn out great design solutions in quick time? Billy Blue’s Adobe CC Advanced is a great way to learn how to make the most of the powerful tools in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign so you can creatively produce exciting design solutions within tight time-lines.

Who Should Attend

You’re already using Creative Cloud at Intermediate/Advanced level but want to become more confident in knowing which tools, sequences, combinations and techniques to use to produce fabulous effects.

Course Content

We’ll focus on several specific creative aspects by exploring a range of techniques within CC, leading to creatively successful results. Including how to:

Photoshop
  • Take a portrait and replace the person’s image with text
  • Put artwork onto fabric, like T-Shirts, hats, bags
  • Remove elements from a photograph using cover-up layers and the new live brush preview for the Clone Stamp
  • Wrap text around an object to create a cool effect
  • Create Shiny Calligraphy Text Effect
  • Make Unrealistic Things Look Possible
  • Mask liquids
  • Create a 3D card
  • Protect your images without being obtrusive using subtle watermarking
  • Look at panorama alignment problems and explore various strategies for fixing them
  • Extend Depth of Field with Auto-Blend Layers
Illustrator
  • Make a realistic Coffee Stain Design – Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Create a Diamond Plating Effect – Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Design in Photoshop using Patterns from Illustrator
  • Create a Custom Realistic Art Brush
  • Create a 3D pie chart to represent your data
  • Take a photograph and create a themed bar graph
  • Create a Swirly Border Design
  • Experiment with the Gradient Mesh tool to create a bevel and emboss look
  • Create a 3D effect using simple 2D art
  • Experiment with Live Color options to add new life to complex artwork
  • Create a street sign using the Mesh Tool and 3D Effect
  • Using the Glyphs to create illustrations
InDesign
  • Make two colours look like so much more
  • Design a professional event poster
  • Fast, Effective Layout
  • Create and edit custom text underlines
  • Design a business card
  • Design and transform an invitation into any kind of card you’d like
  • Create an interactive portfolio
  • Design a magazine cover
  • Tips on using Guides
  • Magazine Design 1, 2 & 3

N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Key Information

Adobe CC Advanced (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

$792

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Adobe After Effects 3 DAYS | $792

This course is a great introduction to Adobe After Effects, so you can create compelling motion graphics and visual effects. You will learn a comprehensive set of tools for compositing, animation and effects. After thoroughly exploring the fundamental concepts and features needed to use the program you will be able to apply these skills to motion graphics production and broadcast design.

Who Should Attend

You’re experienced in digital media and want to move into the realm of motion graphics and broadcast design and learn to effectively use Adobe After Effects to save time and increase your creative power.

Course Content

  • interface and tools available
  • creating a project and importing footage
  • creating a composition and arranging layers • adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • animating compositions
  • previewing compositions
  • exporting compositions
  • working with Photoshop files
  • using text
  • animating text
  • working with masks
  • green screen keying
  • animating effects
  • rendering
  • 3D layering and effects

N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will:

  • be familiar with the After Effects workflow and know how to powerfully move your still Photoshop and Illustrator files into the animated realm
  • have discovered the relative ease of animating typographical elements within multilayered video and still graphics composites
  • understand the basic principles of compositing digital media

Key Information

Adobe After Effects

$792

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Studio Session

Billy Blue Studio Sessions are face-to-face short courses in Adobe Creative Cloud, UX and coding for emerging creatives or professionals the opportunity to upskill and reskill in design and creative technology. Taught and developed by industry leading professionals our Studio Sessions are hosted from our creative hub in Ultimo, Sydney.

User Experience Design & Research 5 days | $1,950

User Experience (UX) professionals are fast becoming one of the most sought after individuals in the Digital Media industry. UX designers adopt user-centered methods and processes to design websites, apps and interfaces that are both intuitive and engaging to their users.

Who Should Attend

You want to learn how to design a digital product that will provide the optimal experience for its user.

Course Content

The topics covered have been carefully designed to give you both the practical and theoretical skills to research, design and test a website that will be communicated to you as a brief at the beginning of the course.

Intro to UX Design
  • Introducing UX Design and its origins
  • Industry overview
  • Your brief for this course
Interaction Design
  • Introduction to design frameworks and hierarchy
  • Visual affordances and other key design principles
  • Designing navigation systems
  • Designing for Search and retrieval
  • Modal windows and user flow
  • Form design
  • Logged-in Vs. Logged-out states
  • Introduction to Axure – building interactive wireframes
Usability Testing
  • Introduction to usability testing – principles, benefits and industry overview
  • Measuring the user experience: Quantitative and qualitative results
  • Basic test planning and participant recruitment
  • Developing a test script
  • Demonstration and practical usability testing workshops
  • Writing a usability test report

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Research and identify the user groups and archetypes for a digital product
  • Communicate design research in the form of Persona matrices and customer journey maps
  • Design an intuitive navigation system with language that is relevant to the product’s users
  • Analyse and review the critical interactive components of a website
  • Create wireframes that communicate screen design and functionality
  • Build interactive prototypes that emulate the functionality of a finished digital product
  • Plan and conduct usability testing

N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Key Information

User Experience Design & Research

$1,950

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WordPress Basic 1 DAY | $286

WordPress is the most popular free and open-source blogging tool on the web, and the industry-leading content management system used for small to large websites. Learn how to set up your own website on WordPress.com and be shown how it works, step by step, and get the skills and confidence to manage and maintain sites yourself. Be limited only by your imagination!

Who Should Attend

You want to quickly setup a WordPress website for yourself or clients.

Course Content

The content covers the steps required to setup a WordPress website from scratch. If you already have an idea for your website please bring along any image and text files you have so we can use them on your WordPress site.

Setup
  • Setting up your own *.wordpress.com sub-domain
  • Creating your website homepage
    • Adding, text format, text styles
    • Working with lists
    • Adding horizontal rules
    • Check spelling
    • Using the Media Library: adding and managing images
    • Linking from text and images
  • Using themes and the CSS editor to customise your website design
  • Creating pages and posts
  • Using tags and categories
  • Adding and managing users
Content
  • Introducing WordPress
  • What you can and can’t do on the free Wordpress.com hosted platform

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
  • Setup a new WordPress website
  • Add pages with images and text to your WordPress website
  • Use themes to change the look of your WordPress website
  • Maintain your WordPress website and utilise its publishing work-flow features
  • Manage your user permissions and access levels to allow contributors and editors to help grow your Website content

N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Key Information

WordPress Basic

$286

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EDM: Creating HTML Emails 2 days | $550

In this hands-on workshop you will design and put together an effective HTML email newsletter using Photoshop and Dreamweaver. The course covers planning for effective email newsletters, email marketing basics, design constraints, optimising images and managing spam filters. Once you’ve laid out and tested your HTML email, you will learn how to evaluate the email delivery services and make sure your design can be correctly viewed in a variety of email clients including Gmail and Hotmail.

Who Should Attend

You are a designer who wants to learn to put together an HTML email newsletter using Dreamweaver as a tool.

Course Content

EMAIL MARKETING BASICS
  • Designing an effective HTML email
  • Understanding design constraints
  • Anti-spam techniques
  • HTML format vs plain text
  • Examining legal requirements
INTRODUCTION TO HTML EMAIL
  • Difference between HTML email and web pages
  • HTML email in different email clients
CREATING AN EMAIL NEWSLETTER
  • Different layout styles: 1, 2 and multiple column layouts
  • Optimal sizes & dimensions
  • Using Photoshop to slice & optimise images • Using Dreamweaver for coding HTML email • Assign hyperlinks
TESTING & SENDING EMAIL
  • How to test email
  • Creating a plain text email
  • Sending email with MailChimp
TROUBLESHOOTING ISSUES
  • Layout & spacing issues
  • Image issues
  • Video in HTML email

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will have built at least one complete HTML email.


N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Key Information

EDM: Creating HTML Emails

$550

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On-Demand Short Course

An On-Demand Short Course provides you access to an online, self-directed course developed by industry-leading professionals. Generally taking around an hour to complete, these courses a quick and simple ways to upskill in your downtime.

User Experience Design $139

The term ‘UX’ is trending right now, and its popularity is certain to grow over the next few years. Less often referred to by its full title, ‘User Experience’, UX Design describes exactly what it suggests – how real life users experience what they see on their screens.
UX Design is a craft, ensuring that your customers enjoy your work better. In order to create a recipe for success like so many companies out there, Design needs to be meaningful, relevant and interactive. In this module, discover how UX Design differs from other design principles, how to push Design beyond aesthetics and how you can apply UX knowledge to anything you create.
This course will show you how using UX can ultimately drive better business results.

Key Information

User Experience Design

$550

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1 hour
  • On-Demand
  • Online
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On-Demand Short Course

An On-Demand Short Course provides you access to an online, self-directed course developed by industry-leading professionals. Generally taking around an hour to complete, these courses a quick and simple ways to upskill in your downtime.

Adopting Agile $139

You’ll know from experience: project management makes great teams even better. And applying the best project management methodology can help you reach your objectives in a more efficient way. Agile can do this.
Agile provides a set structure for you to follow in order to ensure that your team can work more effectively and in a more focused manner. In this Short Course, you’ll discover how Agile can help you deliver the right products/services along a tighter timeline, become more receptive to customer feedback and help you focus more on your customers and less on pointless processes.

Key Information

Adopting Agile

 

  • Certificate of Completon
  • 1 hour
  • On-Demand
  • Online
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Design Thinking $139

Design Thinking has evolved and morphed in many ways since its introduction in the early ’60s. If you Google the term, you will likely end up with an overwhelming amount of information – and we’re guessing you’ve probably just tried to do exactly that!
Want to avoid being subjected to far too many different versions of the same ‘design process’ diagram? Let’s skip all that confusion and get to the nitty-gritty of what Design Thinking is about in the real world. This course will introduce you to the concept in ways you’ll understand – and more importantly, in ways you can action.

Key Information

Design Thinking

 

  • Certificate of Completon
  • 1 hour
  • On-Demand
  • Online
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Studio Session

Billy Blue Studio Sessions are face-to-face short courses in Adobe Creative Cloud, UX and coding for emerging creatives or professionals the opportunity to upskill and reskill in design and creative technology. Taught and developed by industry leading professionals our Studio Sessions are hosted from our creative hub in Ultimo, Sydney.

 
Online Creative Digital Photography (CATC) ONLINE | $690

Got a shiny new Digital SLR camera? This 12 week online digital photography course gives you the basic knowledge of your camera’s capabilities and helps you pick up some hands-on experience capturing a range of images under different conditions. Perfect for beginners, or people looking to study our Diploma of Photo Imaging (CUV50411).

Who Should Attend

Beginners of all ages and interest areas. Basic computer/internet skills required.

Course Content

  • Use of your DSLR
  • Understanding Exposure
  • Understanding Composition
  • Working with different light
  • Post production & workflow - Adobe Lightroom

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand your camera and its full capabilities
  • Know how to photograph in a range of conditions

Key Information

Online Creative Digital Photography (CATC)

$690

  • 12 Weeks
  • Dec 2019
  • Online
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