Study with Torrens University | Sibella Court Partnership
Billy Blue College of Design is proud to have Sibella Court as our Interior Design Ambassador. This partnership between Australia’s most prominent design college and the renowned interior design icon, entrepreneur and founder of The Society Inc. opens doors into design for our students and graduates.

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Our partnership with Sibella Court

Billy Blue is committed to fostering emerging talent and supporting the next wave of designers in the global creative industry, which is why we have partnered with Sibella Court and her interior design store, The Society Inc. Our partnership creates an array of invaluable opportunities for you, including mentorships, scholarships and privileged insider knowledge of the interior design industry.

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Our courses are recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.

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Our design and creative technology courses are industry-driven, delivered by designers for designers. All higher education courses include real-life industry experience helping you graduate with a shining portfolio, the technical skills used in industry today and critical industry contacts.

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Why study at Billy Blue?

At Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, employability drives everything we do. Our partnership with Sibella Court allows us to offer industry-led courses with opportunities for work experience, mentorship and network connections to help you graduate ready to jump-start a successful career in interior design.

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Sibella Court | Interior Design and Creative Technology | Staff
Dream big and distil it down into a great idea later
Sibella Court 
Founder, The Society Inc.

Your teachers and academics

At Billy Blue all academic staff are leading design professionals who have industry experience, valuable contacts and stories that connect you straight to the design industry.

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Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside
Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology
Scott has more than 20 years of academic experience, leading various programs, schools and faculties across Europe, Asia and Australia.
Trained as an industrial designer, he moved into design management and later acquired a master's degree and PhD in design leaderships. Scott is a strong advocate for internationalisation, industry-engaged teaching, high-quality student outcomes and interdisciplinary research, and brings those passions to his role at Torrens University. Scott's own research interests intersect the disciplines of design education, higher education policy, design strategy and innovation.

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Melissa O’Brien
Interior Design

Melissa is an interior architect, designer, decorator, stylist, researcher and educator, with 15 years’ experience across these fields.

She is a director with Maxwell + Shirley, working primarily in residential architecture and interior design, and is also a senior academic in Interior Design and Decoration at Torrens University Australia.

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Robyn Latimer, OAM
Associate Dean, Design and Creative Technology
In her 25-year design career, Robyn has owned a studio, directed a company and led countless community projects. Having worked in
magazines and advertising, she specialised in publishing before progressing to education, which was a natural fit. She advocates for equity of access to lifelong learning and online education. In 2010, Robyn received a NSW Volunteer of the Year Award, and in 2018, an Order of Australia Medal.

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Scott Skipworth
Program Director, Interior Design
Scott continuously strives for our interior design suite of courses to pulsate with industry relevance and to generate the future of
professional practice. Scott’s academic leadership is informed by his master’s degree from Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology and professional experience with influential New York City and Sydney studios, including Gwathmey Siegel, Ike Kligerman Barkley and fjmt Studio. He is completing his PhD with Torrens University Australia. Through textual research into the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, Scott’s PhD thesis conceptualises the built environment’s Internet of Things (IoT) as newly disseminating human embodiment with empowering, but also some alarming, potentialities.

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