Billy Blue | College of Design
In 1987, Billy Blue Creative decided to open a tiny design school to train people who would eventually work in the studio. A crowd of about four was expected. Sixty-six people enrolled and there was a long waiting list.
In essence, the school was created by industry for industry and we've been building on that concept ever since. All of the teachers at Billy Blue are industry professionals - we promote professional teaching rather than teaching professionals and our students benefit. Over the years, some of the college's best graduates have worked at the consultancy itself and Billy Blue Creative staff members have, in turn, taught at the school. It's a unique and fun relationship.
Industry permeates everything we do. Our positive partnership with the design industry is the key to our reputation and success. We are constantly consulting with experts in the field to ensure that students are learning the most valuable skills. We also host regular guest lectures in our auditorium to give students the opportunity to hear from high profile designers, art directors, artists, photographers and other creative professionals.
And to make sure that all students have access to the industry in their own right, each is given free membership to the Australian Graphic Design Association in a partnership that is unique to Billy Blue.
Billy Blue is highly regarded by the visual communications industry, both in Australia and overseas. This is due to three key factors.
Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, the quality of the students that come to study here is exceptional. Their enthusiasm and talent creates an energy that is hard to define but is obvious in the work they produce.
Secondly, the programs we deliver are specifically designed to help students master the broad range of skills needed to become a creative and productive member of the design community.
And finally, we have a dedicated team of lecturers who are all industry practitioners creating a teaching culture that is dynamic, commercial and contemporary.
Our Graduate Exhibition
Billy Blue commemorates graduating students' efforts and achievements by showcasing their major project work and other ventures at the Graduate Exhibition. At the end of each semester we invite our partners, industry professionals, family and friends to celebrate the graduating students of both Communication Design and Multimedia Design. It's a well-earned hats off to all that make this milestone and a fitting launch to their exciting new careers!
Our students get the chance to produce work for the ‘real world' while they study. Project Studio offers students the opportunity to create things such as marketing print material, promotional videos and the like. For more detailed information click through to our Work & Career services section.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 196 Flinders Street Melbourne | Map
✆ 03 9670 4026
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