Agree with UTS comment above. I did a Public Communications degree rather than design, but it's very much a self driven culture without any real specific environment that may assist with the "average" student. I certainly wouldn't have chosen UTS if I was doing a visual design degree.
clearly 97% would be a load of garbage but I've heard really goods things about every I know who has attended billy blue!
I think a lot of what noftus says is true and obviously he's dealt with a lot of graduates so he's someone who's advice I'd definitely take note of.
Although at the end of the day, I don't think it really matters where you study as you'll still need to put in a lot of effort and be very driven yourself to really succeed in this industry, so good luck whatever choice you make!
Wow I really appreciate your opinion "noftus" all that will certainly be taken into consideration when choosing a preference of study, Thanks for that and thanks to every one else who has taking the time to respond to my post.
I studied at CoFA, have taught at UTS, and currently teach at Billy Blue so have had experience with a few colleges around Sydney.
@noftus is pretty spot on. Billy Blue fosters a really great environment for learning, but honestly you'll always get opinions for and against any institution. I would suggest contacting each campus you're interested in, and taking a visit to see what it's like they're usually more than happy to show you around.
Come to think of it, Billy Blue's open day is Sat the 17th September at the Sydney Northpoint campus, 11am-2pm so there will be lots of lecturers around to answer any questions you may have.
I am currently trying to decide between COFA, Billy Blue and Sydney College of the arts. Billy Blue has offered me a place and im trying to decide wether to wait till offers come out in january to accept. Having taught at two of them do you have any feeling in what is regarded as a better option for digital media in the industry?
As somebody who went to Billy Blue, and did a brief stint at Enmore Tafe, I'd say Billy Blue was a great place to go.
You'll realise a week outside of BB in a real job, that your knowledge is pretty limited even with whatever they teach you. The real world is the best lesson you'll get, but you obviously need that piece of paper to get started.
If you go to Billy Blue make sure you ignore the hipster dickheads who think design is a cool trend. Of the 30 people in my year, less than half of them work in design now. The other half thought it was a cool thing to study and never bothered to realistically apply what was taught.
Whatever you study, apply yourself. Like Nutrigrain said - you only get out what you put in.
Hi there! any recommendations where to get good training course in graphic design (and illustration) as international student in Melbourne. I checked all the names you listed in the thread but still don't know what to choose. Bily Blue goes off the list for sure, as I read the google reviews and the Tractor I couldn't find it. Many thanks