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Harness the power of creativity and visual literacy to share powerful messages with audiences.

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What is Graphic and Communication Design?

A Graphic or Communication Design course explores the process of creating visual communication. Covering topics such as typography, photography, iconography and illustration, completing either a Graphic or Communication Design degree will teach you how to shape the visual elements of products, packages and messages to grab the audience's attention.

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Solve briefs for leading companies
Gain practical experience through internships and get involved by working with industry on live briefs as part of your course. 

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Stay ahead of the game
Explore the latest design theory, practice and innovation through up-to-the-minute insights.   

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Focus on your passion
Choose a broad range of complementary electives exploring UX, Film and Video Design, Motion Graphics, Photography and Social Media. 
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Available as a dual degree
Combine a highly regarded Business degree and a cutting-edge degree in Communication Design.

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Our 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 and critical industry contacts.

  • Diploma of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Communication Design
  • Master of Design (Advanced)
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Why study with us?

With dynamic, cutting-edge courses, Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia fosters the next generation of innovative, independent thinkers. Our passionate experts equip you with the tools to thrive and prepare you for the creative industry. Thanks to our partnerships, you will collaborate with some of the most influential brands in the world, building a portfolio that will help you secure your dream career.

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Todd Watts
Graduate, Bachelor of Communication Design
“Most of my lecturers were working while teaching, which was important for me because it ensured everything I was being taught had real-world relevancy.”
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Join Australia's most progressive university
Digitally enabled, industry leading and future-focused: we give you all the tools you need to create your own success.
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A dedicated Success Coach
An ally to encourage, inspire and guide, your Success Coach will help you achieve your goals and create the right trajectory for your career.
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Design a course that fits around you
Studying online? All your learning materials are just a click away, and so is your lecturer.

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


Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside is the Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology and provides overall academic leadership to staff and students in the vertical. Scott has over 20 years of academic leadership in design across Europe, Asia and Australia with experience leading a number of programs, schools and faculties. Originally from the United Kingdom and trained as Industrial Designer, Scott soon moved into design management gaining a Masters degree in design leadership. He acquired his Phd from the Centre for Studies in Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. Scott is a strong advocate of internationalization, industry engaged teaching, high quality student outcomes and interdisciplinary research. Scott’s own research interests intersect the disciplines of design education, higher education policy, design strategy and innovation.

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Robyn Latimer
OAM Associate Dean of Design and Creative Technology 
Practising design in multiple sectors for 25 years, Robyn has owned a studio, directed a company, managed and designed countless community projects and for the past 15 years has maintained a governance role at Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia. She advocates for equity of access to lifelong learning through online education, and attaches importance to global perspectives and transferable knowledge. She received a 2010 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award and Order of Australia Medal in 2018..

Choose a campus to suit your lifestyle

You decide where to study. We have campuses in central locations across Australia.

Ultimo Campus Sydney New South Wales | Torrens University Australia
Ultimo campus

Design and Creative Technology

46-52 Mountain Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007

Flinders Street Campus Melbourne Victoria | Torrens University Australia
Flinders Street campus

Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health, Hospitality, English Language Centre

196 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Fortitude Valley Campus Brisbane Queensland | Torrens University Australia
Fortitude Valley campus

Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health, Hospitality, English Language Centre

90 Bowen Terrace
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Explore our Graphic and Communication Design Courses

Billy Blue design 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 and critical industry contacts.
Diploma of Graphic Design
Builds a foundation in graphic design, typically over one year of full-time study, combining theory with hands-on experience.
Course code DGD20 | CRICOS 102489K
Full-time Part-time Accelerated
Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Online
Online On campus Blended
Bachelor of Communication Design
A Bachelor of Communication Design offers the necessary skills and knowledge to operate across a range of media, sharing information visually.
Course code BCD20 | CRICOS 090295A
Full-time Part-time Accelerated
Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Online
Online On campus Blended
Master of Design (Advanced)
Encourages you to explore the space between design, project management and business disciplines.
Course code ADVMADSGN15 | CRICOS 088476C
Full-time
Sydney Online
Online On campus Blended
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