At CATC Design School you can find and develop your unique creative thumb-print by studying a graphic design course, photography course or interior design course.
Our focus is on practising, making and doing. As a student you will get guidance from leading industry practitioners, the chance to pursue your own creative goals, and prepare for a creative career.
What people are saying
I left CATC with a personal brand identity, a working website, resources to create my own briefs and invoices, work experience that led to a full-time position, and most importantly, the confidence to back myself.
The teachers at CATC are like friends with knowledge. You can learn a lot from just asking questions.
CATC is a fun, creative and safe experimental environment of like-minded people who encourage and push you to do your thing.
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
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.
CATC students have the unique chance to co-create with the creative industry! Our connections give students the chance to test their creative muscle on real-life projects, events and awards, giving you experience before you graduate.
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.
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.
Communication & Graphic Design
Matt has 13 years’ industry experience in visual communication. A Billy Blue graduate himself, he studied and worked under the late Ross Renwick, the founder of Billy Blue. Matt has played a role in design conferences and founded Empty Magazine, an art-design world journal. He also worked with the City of Sydney on a project that explores thinking models and idea generation through real-city applications.
Clive has worked as, and taught photography in the secondary, VET and Higher Education sectors, for over 30 years. Along the way he has been a video producer and online content developer. Clive also maintains his own creative practice and participates in exhibitions and the production of multimedia works.
For over 30 years, CATC has been creating a safe space for dreams and skills to find each other. Established in 1982, CATC was previously known as Commercial Arts Training College and is one of Australia’s oldest privately owned design schools. We were acquired by Think Education in 2008.