Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Campuses

Location New South Wales, Australia
Founded 1987
Website www.billyblue.edu.au
Employees 250-500

Billy Blue College of Design is a truly inspirational space for Design education. As a leading Design College in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Billy Blue stand committed to their key values of providing relevant and practical Design education through maintaining consistent engagement with the Community, the Design and Communication Industry and the Academic community.

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.

The world needs intelligent, creative people with practical experience. Graduate from Billy Blue College of Design, and you’ll land a career where you’re getting paid to do something you love. As a designer you’ll earn a great living and never have to face a boring day in the office. From branded fashion to communication design, digital media design and interior design, we can help you find your path.

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Awards and Achievements

  • Best Interior Fitout
    Think Education’s brand new design campus in Ultimo and its construction company JDV have been recognised by winning a 'Best Interior Fitout' award at the NSW Master Builders Awards in Sydney. Speaking after the awards ceremony at Star City, Project Manager, Campus Design and Delivery Michael O'Brien (who is also Head of Academic Studies for Interior Design, Think Education) said he hopes the award will be the first of many. “This award is symbolic of the magic that can happen when design thinking and the right construction, fitout or refurbishment company come together to collaborate. We all worked incredibly closely with JDV Projects who understood our needs and were committed to delivering a fitout of exceptional quality. There were many demands placed on this project given that we were working within a heritage environment. It required innovative solutions to problems and JDV were instrumental in solving these challenges. “We set out to change the face of campus design in Australia and this award is an acknowledgement from the building industry of what we have achieved. “This is an amazing achievement and hopefully the first of a number of awards for what is an innovative, inspiring and benchmark learning environment. “It was not without its challenges, but this success should be shared by the team who worked tirelessly and stayed true to the vision,” he said. The Ultimo campus is a collaborative project led by Think Education’s Andy Donaldson, Chief Information Officer, Laureate Australia and Director of Learning Environments and Michael O'Brien, Project Manager, Campus Design and Delivery/Head of Academic Studies Interior Design at Think Education, Jason Devos, Managing Director for JDV Projects and Moda Design Group’s Angelo Sansano, Director Moda Design Group. The Ultimo campus has been purposely designed for Think Education’s Design Faculty (delivered through the Billy Blue College of Design and CATC Design School). “Our approach is inspired by the places people want to come together, and by asking what can a campus environment be? How can we make it work for students and staff? It’s about creating an education environment that encourages connectedness and collaboration,” Michael O’Brien said. “We want our campus environments to reflect what life is like in the real world. We want to make sure that students and teachers aren’t working in silos; that they are interacting across disciplines and with industry. “This approach to campus design is very new in Australia, and is an example of what the classroom of the future will be like,” he said. Situated in a converted heritage building in Ultimo, it has a unique urban vibe that comes from its rich inner city history. It is more than 3,000sqm over three levels supporting a variety of learning spaces including shared services hubs for student support and exhibition spaces. It features open spaces, natural light, high ceilings and has a distinctly industrial edge. It has a combined café-library to invite students to come on campus to relax and collaborate. Other features of the campus include: · 24/7 campus access and learning support · Modern design, layout and furniture inspired by the local surrounds (e.g. cafés and restaurants) · Adaptable, open plan learning spaces with an emphasis on promoting collaboration · Workstations that support the flexible use of technology · Collaborative Hubs: Spaces outside of primary teaching areas designed to foster natural social interaction and team collaboration. · Incubator Pods: Customisable, serviced business spaces that graduates can use to start their own business or social enterprise. The pods can also be serviced by industry partners, facilitating direct engagement and collaboration between students and industry (e.g. an information desk, a pop-up store, student brainstorming and collaboration). These pods aim to bring the real world into the campus environment and help connect students with their future. · Showcase Spaces: Areas to display and celebrate student works or feature a course, technology or industry sponsor
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