As part of every Bachelor course at Billy Blue Collee of Design students have the choice to select Work Integrated Learning as a subject. The exception of this is the Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration which also has this subject as an elective.
About WIL (Work Integrated Learning)
Gain Real Industry Experience
Billy Blue enjoys a strong connection to the design industry, with opportunities to develop as a professional, work in class on real world projects and grow your own network of industry contacts and clients before you graduate.
Students will be offered the opportunity to work within a professional design studio experience for an extended period of time. It encourages students to build long-term relationships with the design industry and exposes them to the rigour of applied design practice while building their confidence in adapting to new environments. It also provides a context in which to enhance their communication skills and work collaboratively in a professional arena. Students will be matched to an appropriate mentor at the placement site and monitored by an academic in the discipline of study.
Is Billy Blue College of Design well known within the design industry?
Billy Blue was created by the industry for the industry, and maintains strong industry links. All lecturers are industry practitioners, possessing inside knowledge and experience that they pass on to you.
Billy Blue students have previously interned or gained worked experience with top design houses and firms.
Billy Blue partners with some of the top design, production and digital firms in Australia.
“I work with the lecturers at Billy Blue to run briefs for the students that are live in our studio. These 'shadow briefs' give students exposure to brands like news.com.au and Lynx bodyspray with challenges that are both real and current. I like it that Billy Blue gets the students working in teams just like they would in the real world and the response process develops skills in ideation, design and presenting.”
Executive Creative Director