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Our students and alumni are recipients of numerous awards. Read about their recent achievements, as well as those of Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia.

Make your mark

From the outset of their studies, we encourage our students to participate in the industry. As well as developing their portfolios and showcasing their work, part of this involves entering competitions. As a testament to their talents, many go on to win awards like those in the list below.

Digital Media

  • Art Directors’ Club Bronze Cube Award – Motion, Craft in Motion, Direction, Single category - 2017

    Awarded by:
    The One Club/ADC Awards

    Students:
    Dan Braga and Julz Lane

  • Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics - Runner Up - 2017

    Awarded by:
    The Rookies

    Student:
    Julz Lane

  • Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics - Honorable Mention - 2021

    Awarded by:
    The Rookies

    Student:
    Matthew Hopkins

Communication (Graphic) Design

  • AGDA Awards - Brand and Identity - Finalist - 2021

    Awarded by: AGDA Design Awards

    Student: Isabel Ugonotti, Phoebe Calista, Hamish Mcrae and Emilie Carmona

  • AGDA Awards - Emerging Designer of the Year - Pinnacle Award - 2021

    Awarded by: AGDA Design Awards

    Student: Michelle Mondel

  • AGDA Awards - Student Craft - Distinction - 2021

    Awarded by: AGDA Design Awards

    Student: Marcus Cheong

  • AGDA Awards - Student Digital - Finalist - 2021

    Awarded by: AGDA Design Awards

    Student: Phoebe Calista

  • AGDA Awards - Student Packaging - Merit - 2021

    Awarded by: AGDA Design Awards

    Student: Niccole Lim

  • AGDA Awards - Student Print - Distinction - 2021

    Awarded by: AGDA Design Awards

    Student: Marcus Cheong

  • AGDA Awards - Student Print - Finalist - 2021

    Awarded by: AGDA Design Awards

    Student: Christina Diego, Hamish Mcrae, Phoebe Perkins, Isabel Ugonotti

  • AGDA Awards - Student Print - Merit - 2021

    Awarded by: AGDA Design

    Awards Student: Marcus Cheong

  • AGDA Awards - Student Publications - Merit - 2021

    Awarded by: AGDA Design Awards

    Student: Marcus Cheong, Hamish Mcrae, Phoebe Perkins and Isabel Ugonotti

  • AGDA Student Award - Identity - 2017

    Awarded by:
    AGDA Design Awards

    Student:
    Kevin Teh

  • AGDA Award Finalist – Typography - 2018

    Awarded by:
    AGDA Design Awards

    Student:
    Matthew Brown

  • AGDA Award Finalist – Craft - 2019

    Awarded by:
    AGDA Design Awards

    Student:
    Miriam Hall

  • AGDA Award Finalist – Identity - 2019

    Awarded by:
    AGDA Design Awards

    Student:
    Sarah Abelnica

  • AGDA Award Finalist – Packaging - 2019

    Awarded by:
    AGDA Design Awards

    Student:
    Travis Nesbitt

  • AGDA Award Finalist – Print & Craft - 2019

    Awarded by:
    AGDA Design Awards

    Student:
    Simon Breese

  • AGDA Award – Identity & Print - 2019

    Awarded by:
    AGDA Design Awards

    Student:
    Imogen Frost

  • Gold in Mix Media/Moving Image - 2019

    Awarded by:
    Indigo Awards

    Creative Directors:
    Beck Storer, Paul Meeuwsen (lecturers)

    Designers:
    Candice Cooke, Beth Forrester, Jaime O’Meara, Thalia Galea

  • Yellow New Blood Pencil - 2019

    Awarded by:
    D&AD

    Students:
    Michelle Mondel & Luke Taylor

  • Silver in Graphic Design - 2019

    Awarded by:
    International Design Awards

    Lecturers:
    Beck Storer, Paul Meeuwsen

    Bachelor of Communication Design Students:
    Beth Forrester, Candice Cooke, Jaime O’Meara, Thalia Galea

    Photography Student:
    Graham Gee

  • Cumulus Green - Highly Commended - 2020

    Awarded by:
    Cumulus

    Students:
    Stine Marie Damsgaard, Britney Williames

Photo Imaging

  • Student Category Winner - 2019

    Awarded by:
    Australian Photography Awards

    Student:
    Asif Hussein

  • Silver in Documentary category - 2020

    Awarded by:
    AIPP Australian Institute of Professional Photography

    Student:
    Asif Hussein

  • Silver in State Award category - 2019

    Awarded by:
    AIPP Espon State Awards

    Students:
    Donna Logan & Paul Cutinelli

  • Capture Magazine - Top 30 Emerging Photographers - Documentary Category - 2021

    Awarded by:
    Capture Magazine

    Students:
    Samantha Barker and Bhanu Uttam 

  • Foodelia International Food Photography Awards - Winner - 2021
    Awarded by:
    Foodelia International Food Photography Awards 

    Students:
    Samantha Jones
  • IPA International Photography Awards - 2021
    Awarded by:
    IPA International Photography 

    Students:
    Honey Skinner 
  • Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize - Finalist - 2021

    Awarded by:

    Living Memory 

    Student:

    Jarrod Vero

  • Mono Awards - Highly Commended - 2021
    Awarded by:
    Mono Awards

    Students:
    Bhanu Uttam
  • Olive Cotton Award - Excellence in Photographic Portraiture - Finalist - 2021
    Awarded by:
    Olive Cotton Award

    Students:
    Rusty Crawshaw 

     

Branded Fashion Design

  • Winner at Brisbane Fashion Month in Millinery - 2017

    Awarded by:
    Brisbane Fashion Month

    Student:
    Tracy Poblano

  • ELLE Australia + Hyundai Competition Winner - 2019

    Awarded by:
    ELLE & Hyundai

    Student:
    Anna Mauragis

  • Nature in Bloom EKKA Fashion Show - 2019

    Awarded by:
    Laura Churchill

    Students:
    Andrea Walker, Courtney Sanders, Jelena Dalton, Juanita Pardo Garcia, Joshua Djorjewitsch, Tea Marinov

  • The Fantauzzo Next Gen Show - 2019

    Awarded by:
    Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

    Students:
    Christina Hewawissa, Alisha Yates, Jodie Hilton, Sallyanne Astille

Interior Design

  • GOTYA QLD Design Award for Interior Design - 2018

    Awarded by:
    Design Institute Australia

    Student:
    Malin Clarenbeck

  • GOTYA QLD Fashion Design Graduate - 2019

    Awarded by:
    Design Institute Australia

    Student:
    Elysia Tassis

  • GOTYA Regional and National Australian Interior Design - 2019

    Awarded by:
    Design Institute Australia

    Student:
    Oscar Giraldo

  • GOTYA QLD Interior Decoration Graduate of the Year - 2021

    Awarded by:
    Design Institute Australia

    Student:
    Elicia Muratoglu 

Why study with us?

As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.

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I started feeling like a professional at the beginning of my second-last trimester. I could see the relevance of what we were being taught and I could relate the lessons to my real-life work.
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