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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).

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.

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
  • Available as blended

start dates


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

course duration

  • Full-time accelerated: 3 years
  • Full-time: 4 years
  • Part-time: Available

Why Study at Billy Blue

The big difference at Billy Blue is that you’ll start working in your industry from day one – getting real experience, learning from real industry professionals and making real industry connections. Plus, we have university accreditation and a commercially focused educational philosophy.

What can you expect when you graduate?

The average salary earned by a Brand Specialist.

$106 000*


You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • Brand Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Manager
  • Partnership Manager
  • Buyer

Innovative Learning

We want you to feel, see and be heard. We think that students learn faster and progress through material quicker in smaller classes. Our ‘Blended’ study options mean that you can also study on campus and online during your course.



The world of design is expanding at a frenetic pace. Excellent designers in all fields are in demand more than ever before. So if you want to future-proof your career and engage your creativity and imagination, choose from one of the Design degrees and pair it with the practical, theoretical and critical skills you’ll develop in the Bachelor of Business. Guided by industry professionals, you will learn the design fundamentals for your specialisation and develop strong business skills that will help you lead people, teams and businesses. In this combined degree, you have the flexibility to choose from one of the many dynamic design courses on offer. With Communication Design you’ll have the opportunity to work in a professional studio and create a portfolio of work that will impress potential employers; Digital Media could lead to a career in 3D design or animation for film, TV, games, advertising, information and education, and beyond. The Interior Design course could see you designing anything from a beautiful room to a restaurant, to a shopping centre.

In this course, you will gain the skills and experience to respond and adapt to the challenges of sustainable design in your field for 21st Century. You’ll be ready to set up your own studio or walk into an exciting job and start your brilliant design career. And you’ll have the confidence and know-how to operate with great success in a business role, such as marketing, with the skillset to lead creative projects.


  • Undertake real-life industry experience
  • Identify strategic business opportunities
  • Graduate with a shining portfolio

How you’ll study

Fit everything in with our flexible course options. You can study when it suits you online or on campus.

How Much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

How can I pay?

Can I apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent OR speak to a Course and Career Advisor for special entry

You can apply through Special Entry;

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this 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)
Full admissions criteria
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

International students seeking student visas must comply with regulations from the Department of Home Affairs.

Ready to apply

Applying to Billy Blue is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

International students

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

More Information

If this course sounds appetising, find out more:

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Frequently asked questions - Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Design

Yes, all Billy Blue qualifications are accredited by Torrens University Australia and nationally recognised. In addition, Billy Blue’s close industry links ensure that your Billy Blue qualification is highly respected within the design industry.

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

Billy Blue Bachelor Degree courses are eligible for FEE HELP (Australian students only). 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 fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Students are encouraged to bring a laptop to class.

Software requirements:

  • Microsoft Office (Home and Student suite)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Student and Teacher Edition) including Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator and InDesign;

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