For over 25 years, Billy Blue College of Design has attracted talented young designers and stand-out educators who live and breathe design.
Graduates who study our interior design courses, branded fashion, communication design or digital media design are in hot demand and loved by industry. As a student you will discover how to use your creativity to generate great ideas and hone your ability. Graduate as a skilled, networked and experienced creative professional ready to take on the world.
What people are saying
I chose Billy Blue because we don't just work with typical lecturers; we actually work with people in the industry.
Studying at Billy Blue has matured my skills as a creative and provided me a great foundation to prepare me for the future.
Billy Blue allows me to share my experiences and knowledge in 3D design while practicing my craft in various gaming, film and TVC projects.
Located in Fortitude Valley, just minutes from the Brisbane’s city centre, this cutting-edge new campus is a creative and stimulating learning environment that is part of our mission to disrupt and reinterpret the way education is delivered.
Located in the inner-city precinct of Ultimo, this converted heritage building is as cool as inner Sydney itself. Recently revamped, it boasts hip 19th-style architecture - but with an edge.
This purpose-built campus is situation in Little Collins Street right in the heart of Melbourne’s fashionable and very cool pulse. As a student you will enjoy state-of-the art facilities and a chance to immerse yourself in a creative and stimulating environment.
MELBOURNE DESIGN CAMPUS
Think’s Perth campus is located in the Central Institute of Technology, in Northbridge, close to the heart of the city and is a short walk away from the main Perth train station and a free bus service..
Billy Blue has strong industry networks so our students get real-world experience before they graduate. All qualifications are industry endorsed and students graduate with strong links to the Australian creative organisations.
When interviewing for positions in the Creative Department at MTV, I have found Billy Blue graduates to be a cut above the rest. With a broad and useful skill set, clear and thorough portfolios and a high level of creative flair, graduates are exceptionally well prepared to enter the industry. Kate Davitt, Creative Services Manager, MTV Networks Australia.
Helmut is a leading exponent in the field of studio furniture and design for wood and maintains a regular national and international lecture program, including forum, conference and workshop presentations. He was previously Dean of Swinburne University of Technology’s Faculty of Design.
Paul has worked as a broadcast graphic designer and art director for a range of major television networks including TVNZ, CanWest and Sky, and as a freelance designer and consultant on broadcast, film and web projects. He previously worked at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
Dr Mieke Leppens has 25 years’ experience spanning from haute couture in Paris to design original in Belgium, and fast fashion and brand fashion labels in Australia. She has extensive design teaching expertise right across the board - in private colleges, universities and design studios and holds a PHD.
Michael O'Brien has over 17 years’ experience in the interior design industry and education arena. He has worked for prominent interior design practices both locally and numerous commercial projects including retail, corporate, exhibition, sport and hospitality environments. He was a Senior Interior Designer on London’s New Wembley Stadium.
Digital Media Design
A firm believer in the transformative power of digital games, Dr. Jens Schroeder is passionate about everything digital. He also is part of a start-up that explores game-based learning solutions for teaching English to students in developing economies in Asia, South America and Eastern Europe.
Billy Blue College of Design was born as a tiny design school set up by a small agency to train young creatives to work on client projects. In the first intake, four people were expected to apply - but instead 66 people turned up! And so was born the Billy Blue legend that has launched the careers of many of Australia’s top designers. Recently in 2016, Billy Blue joined Torrens University Australia. Torrens University Australia is part of Laureate International Universities, a global network of over 80 universities world-wide.