Think Education offers industry-respected design courses in graphic and communication design, digital media design, branded fashion, interior design and photography. Choose a university-equivalent bachelor degree, pathway diploma or short course and get the skills and inspiration you need to turn your talent into a career. Students are taught by leading creative practitioners who help you graduate with sharp skills, industry-connections and creative integrity.
As the creative industries expand, careers in design are hotter than ever. Here’s a snapshot of what’s possible.
Applications are closing soon for the Higher Education and Vocational (VET) Scholarships for Term 3, 2015.
With a combined history of over 50 years, Billy Blue College of Design and CATC Design School are committed to discovering and nurturing new talent, and through our scholarship program we are offering an outstanding opportunity to enthusiastic new students to join the college and become the best designers they can be.
We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic and passionate. Dedicated and creative thinkers who are able to produce quality original designs based on solid concepts and backed by research and inspiration. We are on a mission to find outstanding talent: the innovative thinkers, the ambitious new design leaders, the agitators and the game-changers. If you are committed to becoming a potential star of the future, we want to develop your talent and we will help you get there!
Get your fashion career up and running with a degree in fashion. Learn how to create and brand a range of design solutions, and use the latest software to communicate your product design ideas. Discover how to produce clothing designs according to project budgets and timelines, and find out how to manage the integrity and positioning of a brand. You will also investigate the theory behind design and marketing, evaluate communication and strategies, the role of social media and enhance your forecasting, project-management and drawing skills.
By completing a 3D design and animation degree, you will get the essential knowledge, skills and experiences you need to take on a career in 3D design or animation for film, TV, games, advertising, information/education and beyond. Get broad and flexible hands-on skills in modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting and compositing. At the same time you will explore design and animation theory and context to enrich your creativity and storytelling, while working through briefs and creative processes used by industry. In your final year you can apply for an internship with one of our industry partners giving you fantastic studio experience, fresh contacts, and material for your CV and portfolio.
This degree gives you the essential research, design and development knowledge and skills required to make your mark in an exciting interdisciplinary field where human senses and emotions meet the digital interface. Placed at the intersection of design, media and technology, it is one of the fastest growing (and most career-rich) sectors of the global economy. The degree covers the theory and practice of user experience design, information architecture, graphic and interface design, human-computer interaction, nonlinear storytelling, scripting and development, user behaviour and psychology, research, innovation and strategic thinking. Graduates are able to design and craft compelling interactive experiences for web, mobile, social and online, across sectors as diverse as advertising, entertainment, education and beyond. In your final year you can apply for an internship in a professional interaction design studio, and get the chance to work on live project work for a real-world client.
A degree in motion design, gives you the essential knowledge, skills and experiences required to embark on a career designing and producing content for film, TV, games, advertising, information/education and beyond. Get hands-on skills in motion graphic design, digital video production, editing and postproduction, sound design, concept design, preproduction planning, cinematography, compositing and visual effects. At the same time you will explore the theory and context of design, film, TV and animation to enrich your creativity and storytelling, while working through briefs and creative processes used by industry. In your final year you can apply for an internship in a professional motion design studio or production house, and get you the chance to work on project work for a real client.
Explore graphic design and become a visual communicator with this degree focussing on the creation of visual messages, ideas and information for a range of audiences. Develop broad graphic design knowledge informed by theoretical and technical knowledge and apply those skills to real world outcomes. During the course you will explore essential areas of communication design including typography, image generation, branding, information design, packaging and branded environments. An emphasis on creativity, design thinking, collaborative practice and problem solving will add depth to your practice. In your final year you can apply for an internship with one of our industry partners giving you fantastic studio experience, fresh contacts, and material for your CV and portfolio.
This degree in interior design (commercial) gives you the skills and creativity to respond and adapt to the ever-changing drivers of commercial environments such as retail stores and exhibitions, hotels, bars, restaurants, night clubs, workspaces and even the design of online virtual commercial environments. Graduate with the valuable skills to create state-of-the art commercial interiors. Digital technology is a strong focus of this course, as not only will you will engage with contemporary theory, but also learn how to represent spatial environments, and communicate information relevant to designing, costing, evaluating, and constructing commercial interiors using industry standard software. You can also apply for an internship with one of our industry partners giving you real-world experience, key contacts in the interior design industry and material for your professional portfolio.
This degree in interior design (residential) gives you the skills and creativity to respond and adapt to the future challenges of sustainable residential design for 21st Century housing, high-rise living, mobile, multi-purpose and adaptive reuse environments. As a future-ready interior designer, new technologies and environmentally sustainable practices will be part of your learning. You will understand the impact in the selection of materiality, lighting, joinery, furniture and technology systems such as artificial intelligence robotics and interactive audio visual systems. You can also apply for an internship with one of our industry partners giving you real-world experience, key contacts in the interior design industry and material for your professional portfolio.
This short diploma lets you explore the vast and exciting range of career paths in the world of digital media design. You will learn essential digital design skills and concepts including ideas generation, graphic design, 3D design, digital video, motion graphics, web and interactive design. You will graduate with direct design practice experience in animation, interaction design and motion design. Use this course to test the waters before committing to a specialist digital media design degree, or as a stepping stone into junior or entry-level role in a digital studio or production house.
This short diploma lets you explore an exciting range of career paths in the world of visual communication or graphic design. You will learn creative skills and concepts including typography, image generation, graphic design, information design and branded environment design and graduate with practical design experience in visual communication design. Use this course to test the waters before committing to a communication design degree, or as a stepping stone into junior or entry-level role in a creative studio.
This graphic design course lays the foundation for a creative career in visual communication by teaching you advanced graphic design skills such as typography, layout and design, colour psychology, computer graphics, marker concepts, advanced advertising, packaging design, promotional design and commercial illustration. Enjoy practical hands-on, project based learning taught by experienced industry practitioners and connection to the industry. Graduate with a greater design awareness, a strong portfolio, and as a creative communicator with your own individual style.
Start your career as an interior designer with this hands-on interior design course that will give you greater design awareness and skills, and help you establish your own unique design style! Learn about building theory, problem-solving design, presentation sketches, construction technology and working drawings. Become familiar with drafting and building practices relating to residential, industrial and commercial buildings. As a graduate you will be able to analyse problems and visualise concepts, and prepare the output of digital presentation boards and designs.
This photography course prepares you for an action-packed career working as a commercial photographer. Learn the essentials of photo imaging from shooting styles, lighting set-up and image capture, to digital SLR cameras, digital software enhancement and medium format. Explore how to use a range of specialised and technical competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate photo imaging services. Discover ways to prepare, store and maintain finished work, integrate colour theory and design processes and capture images from a brief. Graduate ready to work in fashion, sport, wedding, magazine, architecture, food or advertising and many more exciting fields.
Design Fundamentals is perfect for budding designers with no experience who want to test the creative waters, or develop their portfolio to gain entry into a Billy Blue design degree. As a certificate qualification it covers all the important basics to give you an entry point into your design career or future study. Over 12 weeks you will focus on six areas of expertise – Drawing for Design, Digital Imaging, The Designer’s Process, Creative Thinking, Influences of Design and Your Design Career. You will also become part of the Billy Blue community and graduate with fresh material for your portfolio.
Upskill in downtime with Billy Blue short courses. Do you work in design, communications or marketing and want to broaden your range of creative skills? Do you need to get out of a creative rut or need some fresh thinking to help you find direction? Explore our range of creative short courses taught by industry professionals. All classes are small, hands-on, practical and designed to take your creativity to brand new heights.
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