Billy Blue and APM team up with Torrens University Australia

We are thrilled to announce that two of Think Education’s iconic colleges are now partners of Torrens University Australia.

The partnering of Billy Blue College of Design and APM College of Business and Communication to Torrens University means Torrens students will now have access to industry leading courses and connections from two of Australia’s finest specialist colleges, providing greater recognition for skills and greater opportunity for employment in Australia as well as overseas.

These two leaders in design and business now partner with the established schools in the Torrens global network, including the prestigious Chifley Business School, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, and the Real Madrid Graduate School.

The best personal and professional connections

Think Educations’ colleges and Torrens University Australia are part of Laureate International Universities (LIU), a leading international network of quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The LIU network of more than 80 accredited campus-based and online institutions offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 1,000,000 students in 28 countries around the world. It’s pretty impressive and gives our students access to global content, international study opportunities and travel to events including the World Business Forum and Clinton Global Initiative.

See what our students are saying about some of the opportunities on our Facebook page.

About Billy Blue College of Design

Back in 1987 (before Photoshop existed) Sydney design agency Billy Blue Creative was looking for some fresh creative blood to work on their clients’ projects, so they took the only logical step: to open a design school.

What started as a magazine, blossomed into a design agency, then a school, created by designers for designers. Today Billy Blue College of Design is renowned for its pioneering spirit and high employability rate across a variety of design disciplines, including branded fashion, communication design, digital media design and interior design. Courses are developed by some of the industry’s best designers and lecturers who work in leading agencies.

With internships and work integrated learning programs involving live briefs, students get the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s most creative design firms.

At Billy Blue you get specialist design courses by designers for designers. Industry experts teach and mentor students, showing them the ropes with industry-relevant skills and super handy career advice. Billy Blue enjoys a strong connection to the design industry, with opportunities to develop as a professional, work in class on real world projects and grow your own network of industry contacts and clients before you graduate.

Announcing new courses

We know design never sleeps and therefore Billy Blue College of Design and Torrens University Australia are launching new courses in 2016 based on feedback from experts and our alumni in the design industry. These include:

Diploma of Design

If you have a flair for creativity but can’t decide between graphic design, digital design, video production, interior design, or fashion, this course gives you the ability to “pick and mix” to taste your design career options. It also provides full credit as a pathway into the more advanced courses so you can use the diploma to finish your degree quickly. Enquire here about this course.

Double Degree: Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Design

If only we had a dollar for every time an agency owner or managing director said, “I’d love a design graduate that could also understand business”. The merging of the creative industries with business is driving huge demand for graduates with creative thinking and skills along with business nous. For those of you who are dreaming of running your own design agency someday – or running someone else’s – this double degree will give you the perfect head start. Enquire here about this course.

Graduate Certificate in User Experience and Web Design

The world of digital design is ever expanding, and it’s the area to get into if you’d like to future proof your career. Whether you are a qualified designer feeling the need to upgrade your skills, or just want to become more digitally savvy, this course is designed to expand your understanding of the design principles and user experience testing associated with website design and development. Unlike short courses that aren’t accredited, this accelerated Graduate Certificate is eligible for FEE-HELP, and can be completed in as little as one 12-week trimester. Enquire here about this course.

Master of Design

The Master of Design is an accelerated post-professional program for experienced designers wanting to apply their skills to strategic and leadership roles. Graduates of the Master of Design will have an impressive portfolio filled with practical and relevant work experience to show their current or prospective employers. They will be exposed to the latest design theory, practice and innovation and will be advanced, entrepreneurial, flexible problem solvers who can create and contribute to a variety of design solutions. Enquire here about this course.

More good news: all eligible students will continue to have access to FEE-HELP to assist with the cost of their course.

We’ll keep you up-to-date on any news or changes leading up to the beginning of trimester 1.

For more information, visit www.billyblue.edu.au.

About APM College of Business and Communication

APM College of Business and Communication offers a flexible and careers-focused approach to higher education with certified business degrees and vocational diplomas, and now with Torrens University, the opportunity to pathway into a Masters degree.

APM was established over 25 years ago by a group of industry professionals, Australian Progressive Marketing. They came to education with a vision to transform students into work-ready professionals by offering them the business skills they needed to embark on prosperous business and marketing careers.

Subjects are designed with careers in mind, providing accelerated and realistic pathways to full-time work or further study. Taught by industry practitioners giving hands-on advice, we ensure our students make a smooth transition into the business world.

Students enjoy the features and benefits APM is famous for: small class sizes, dedicated student support, faster and more flexible learning options and lecturers who are connected to industry. Work integrated learning programs and internships provide students with the practical skills and experience on their CV to be in demand with employers once they graduate.

APM offers students degrees and diplomas in business, events, marketing or public relations, and have just launched new diplomas in leadership and management, project management and international business.

For more information, visit www.apm.edu.au