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Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Design

Billy Blue College of Design

Get the best of both worlds and combine a highly regarded business degree and a cutting-edge degree in design in your preferred field. Hybrid roles are the way of the future and graduates with this double degree are in demand now.

Pursue an exciting and flexible career path. The Bachelor of Business with Bachelor of Design gives you the knowledge and confidence to launch your own creative business or go after leading roles in your chosen industry. You can pair the Bachelor of Business with the Bachelor of Communication Design, Branded Fashion, Interior Design (Commercial or Residential), Digital Media (Interaction Design), Digital Media (3D Design & Animation), or Digital Media (Film & Video Design).


  • Brand Specialist
  • Business Owner / Manager
  • Coordinator or Assistant Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Partnership Manager
  • Buyer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Branded physical built environments
  • User experience of branded virtual environments
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Information Design in digital and physical formats

Quick Course Guide

Qualification Title Bachelor of Business with Bachelor of Design

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Full-time Blended*

Part-time Blended*

*Blended (face to face on campus plus facilitated online)

Study Options - International students

Full-time Blended*

*Blended - face to face on campus plus facilitated online (no more than a third of the course online)

Start Dates

February, June, September

Course Length

Full-time: 4 years

Accelerated: 3 years

Part-time: 8 years maximum

Admission Criteria

Australian Year 12 or equivalent or higher qualification with ATAR 60.

If you do not meet the ATAR requirements

You can apply through Special Entry:

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level
  • Work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non¬formal study attempted and/or completed, OR
  • Design portfolio (6¬10 pieces of original creative work)
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Payment Options - Domestic Australian students

FEE-HELP is Australian Government´s loan scheme for higher education degree courses.

It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fee. Repayments commence via tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($54,869 in 2016-17). Just like any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.


Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date.

Course study requirements

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.


Practical assignments, research projects, presentations and reports.


Sydney Campus

Brisbane Campus

Melbourne Campus

Delivered by

Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University


Torrens University Australia Ltd is registered as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standard Agency (TEQSA).

Provider obligations

Torrens University is responsible for all aspects of the student experience, including the quality of course delivery, in compliance with the Higher Education Standards 2015

Accrediting body

Torrens University Australia Ltd

Course Fees

For details, please click here

CRICOS Course Code

Please note the Cricos code related to your dual degree: Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial) CRICOS Code: 090260A Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential) CRICOS Code 090262K Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Digital Media (3D Design and Animation) CRICOS Code: 090256G Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Digital Media (Interaction Design) CRICOS Code: 090258F Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Digital Media (Film and Video Design) CRICOS Code: 090259E Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Communication Design CRICOS Code: 090257G Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design CRICOS Code: 090255J

Course Credits

f you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution.

Key Dates

2019 course dates for all Billy Blue classes held at our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campuses.

Start Dates Census Dates Last Day Breaks
Mon 04 Nov 2019 25 Nov 9 Feb 23 Dec – 05 Jan 2020
Mon 17 Feb 2020 6 Mar 10 May 11 May – 1 Jun
Mon 1 Jun 2020 19 Jun 23 Aug 24 Aug – 14 Sep
Mon 14 Sep 2020 2 Oct 6 Dec 7 Dec – 15 Feb 2021

Do you have questions about studying with Billy Blue at Torrens University?

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