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Shillington School

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Shillington School

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Shillington School is a graphic design bootcamp offering 12-week full-time and 36-week part-time courses with campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and online. Shillington is focused on the entire design process, and instructors take students through the design process from beginning to end, integrating idea generation, technical knowledge, and studio skill. Students will also learn design theory, typography, and packaging for mobile app design, and user experience (UX).

Shillington's approach to design education means that students can graduate with the technical and conceptual skills they need in a short amount of time. Students will complete the bootcamp with a polished portfolio showcasing their work. Successful Shillington graduates are prepared for the high expectations of the design industry.

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  • (AU) Full-Time Graphic Design Course

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    User Experience Design, Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$13,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
    Shillington is a global design school created by today’s professionals to help students upskill and change careers. With campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane—the fast-paced, intensive course teaches the skills required to succeed as a designer. The innovative curriculum encourages experimentation, creative thinking and problem solving—all linked to real-world design briefs. Shillington treats students as designers from day one, covering design principles, color theory and typography basics. Shillington students graduate with a professional design portfolio and industry-relevant skills, going on to work for top creative studios, big brands or launching their own businesses—all within 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time. For the full list of upcoming course dates, check the Sydney and Melbourne page: https://www.shillingtoneducation.com/au/graphic-design-course/course-dates-and-fees/
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Payment plan or Ratesetter loan
    Tuition PlansSydney & Melbourne tuition is $13,950 (AUD). Brisbane tuition is $10,950 (AUD). Installment plan options also available.
    Refund / GuaranteeIf a student withdraws prior to course commencement, their deposit will be refunded. All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing.
    ScholarshipScholarships are announced annually for the September full-time and part-time courses.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo experience necessary
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • (AU) Part-Time Graphic Design Course

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    User Experience Design, Design
    In PersonPart Time7 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
    Shillington is a global design school created by today’s professionals to help students upskill and change careers. With campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane—the fast-paced, intensive course teaches the skills required to succeed as a designer. The innovative curriculum encourages experimentation, creative thinking and problem solving—all linked to real-world design briefs. Shillington treats students as designers from day one, covering design principles, color theory and typography basics. Shillington students graduate with a professional design portfolio and industry-relevant skills, going on to work for top creative studios, big brands or launching their own businesses—all within 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time. For the full list of upcoming course dates, check the Sydney and Melbourne page: https://www.shillingtoneducation.com/au/graphic-design-course/course-dates-and-fees/
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Payment plan or Ratesetter loan
    Tuition PlansSydney & Melbourne tuition is $13,450 (AUD). Brisbane tuition is $9,450 (AUD). Installment plan options also available.
    Refund / GuaranteeIf a student withdraws prior to course commencement, their deposit will be refunded. All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing.
    ScholarshipScholarships are announced annually for the September full-time and part-time courses.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo experience necessary
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • (NY) Full-Time Graphic Design Course

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    User Experience Design, Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,950
    Class size69
    LocationNew York City
    Shillington is a global design school created by today’s professionals to help students upskill and change careers. With campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane—the fast-paced, intensive course teaches the skills required to succeed as a designer. The innovative curriculum encourages experimentation, creative thinking and problem solving—all linked to real-world design briefs. Shillington treats students as designers from day one, covering design principles, color theory and typography basics. Shillington students graduate with a professional design portfolio and industry-relevant skills, going on to work for top creative studios, big brands or launching their own businesses—all within 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time. For the full list of upcoming course dates, check the New York page: https://www.shillingtoneducation.com/us/graphic-design-course/course-dates-and-fees/
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Payment plan option available
    Tuition Plans$1,000 deposit to secure position. $12,950 paid before first day of the course.
    Refund / GuaranteeIf a student withdraws prior to course commencement, their deposit will be refunded. All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing.
    ScholarshipScholarships are announced annually for the September full-time and part-time courses.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo experience necessary
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • (NY) Part-Time Graphic Design Course

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    User Experience Design, Design
    In PersonPart Time7 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,950
    Class size46
    LocationNew York City
    Shillington is a global design school created by today’s professionals to help students upskill and change careers. With campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane—the fast-paced, intensive course teaches the skills required to succeed as a designer. The innovative curriculum encourages experimentation, creative thinking and problem solving—all linked to real-world design briefs. Shillington treats students as designers from day one, covering design principles, color theory and typography basics. Shillington students graduate with a professional design portfolio and industry-relevant skills, going on to work for top creative studios, big brands or launching their own businesses—all within 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time. For the full list of upcoming course dates, check the New York page: https://www.shillingtoneducation.com/us/graphic-design-course/course-dates-and-fees/
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000 deposit
    Financing
    Payment plan option available
    Tuition Plans$1,000 deposit to secure position. $11,950 paid before first day of course.
    Refund / GuaranteeIf a student withdraws prior to course commencement, their deposit will be refunded. All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing.
    ScholarshipScholarships are announced annually for the September full-time and part-time courses.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo experience necessary
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • (UK) Full-Time Graphic Design Course

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost£11,400
    Class size47
    LocationManchester, London
    Shillington is a global design school created by today’s professionals to help students upskill and change careers. With campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane—the fast-paced, intensive course teaches the skills required to succeed as a designer. The innovative curriculum encourages experimentation, creative thinking and problem solving—all linked to real-world design briefs. Shillington treats students as designers from day one, covering design principles, color theory and typography basics. Shillington students graduate with a professional design portfolio and industry-relevant skills, going on to work for top creative studios, big brands or launching their own businesses—all within 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time. For the full list of upcoming course dates, check the London and Manchester page: https://www.shillingtoneducation.com/uk/graphic-design-course/course-dates-and-fees/
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Payment plan option available
    Tuition PlansLondon tuition is £11,400. Manchester tuition is £7,800.
    Refund / GuaranteeIf a student withdraws prior to course commencement, their deposit will be refunded. All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing.
    ScholarshipScholarships are announced annually for the September full-time and part-time courses.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo experience necessary
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • (UK) Part-Time Graphic Design Course

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    User Experience Design, Design
    In PersonPart Time7 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost£9,540
    Class size47
    LocationLondon, Manchester
    Shillington is a global design school created by today’s professionals to help students upskill and change careers. With campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane—the fast-paced, intensive course teaches the skills required to succeed as a designer. The innovative curriculum encourages experimentation, creative thinking and problem solving—all linked to real-world design briefs. Shillington treats students as designers from day one, covering design principles, color theory and typography basics. Shillington students graduate with a professional design portfolio and industry-relevant skills, going on to work for top creative studios, big brands or launching their own businesses—all within 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time. For the full list of upcoming course dates, check the London and Manchester page: https://www.shillingtoneducation.com/uk/graphic-design-course/course-dates-and-fees/
    Financing
    Deposit1,000
    Financing
    Payment plan option available
    Tuition PlansLondon tuition is £9,540. Manchester tuition is £7,140.
    Refund / GuaranteeIf a student withdraws prior to course commencement, their deposit will be refunded. All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing.
    ScholarshipScholarships are announced annually for the September full-time and part-time courses.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo experience necessary
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • (UK Time Zone) Online Part-Time Graphic Design Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time9 Hours/week32 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost£9,950
    Class size27
    LocationLondon, Manchester
    The Online Course mimics the On-Campus experience as closely as possible—maintaining the Shillington ethos. A majority of lectures, demonstrations and briefs will be delivered live by your teachers during class time, and additional study material will be made available as recordings after the class. The Online Course is designed to keep you engaged and connected with your fellow classmates and teachers over the duration of the course. The teachers will be there to guide and support you in real-time as they would in the classroom. You’ll also be working on real-world briefs individually, in pairs or groups with your fellow students to apply what you’ve learnt. The course meets Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights for 9 months. Classes are offered in 3 time zones—US East Coast, US West Coast and UK.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPay upfront £9,950 or pay via 6 x monthly payments of £1,659
    Refund / GuaranteeRequest to withdraw from the course must be made in writing prior to the start of the course.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • (US East Coast Time Zone) Online Part-Time Graphic Design Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time9 Hours/week32 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,950
    Class size27
    LocationNew York City
    The Online Course mimics the On-Campus experience as closely as possible—maintaining the Shillington ethos. A majority of lectures, demonstrations and briefs will be delivered live by your teachers during class time, and additional study material will be made available as recordings after the class. The Online Course is designed to keep you engaged and connected with your fellow classmates and teachers over the duration of the course. The teachers will be there to guide and support you in real-time as they would in the classroom. You’ll also be working on real-world briefs individually, in pairs or groups with your fellow students to apply what you’ve learnt. The course meets Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights for 9 months. Classes are offered in 3 time zones—US East Coast, US West Coast and UK.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPay upfront $12,950 (USD) or pay via 6 x monthly payments of $2,159 (USD)
    Refund / GuaranteeRequest to withdraw from the course must be made in writing prior to the start of the course.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • (US West Coast Time Zone) Online Part-Time Graphic Design Course

    Apply
    Design
    OnlinePart Time9 Hours/week32 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,950
    Class size27
    LocationNew York City, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
    The Online Course mimics the On-Campus experience as closely as possible—maintaining the Shillington ethos. A majority of lectures, demonstrations and briefs will be delivered live by your teachers during class time, and additional study material will be made available as recordings after the class. The Online Course is designed to keep you engaged and connected with your fellow classmates and teachers over the duration of the course. The teachers will be there to guide and support you in real-time as they would in the classroom. You’ll also be working on real-world briefs individually, in pairs or groups with your fellow students to apply what you’ve learnt. The course meets Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights for 9 months. Classes are offered in 3 time zones—US East Coast, US West Coast and UK.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPay upfront $12,950 (USD) or pay via 6 x monthly payments of $2,159 (USD)
    Refund / GuaranteeRequest to withdraw from the course must be made in writing prior to the start of the course.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • My experience
    - 5/18/2021
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    Daniel Crossley • Freelance graphic designer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    My Shillington experience was incredible. Every day working on new challenging briefs that taught me specific skills I needed to be a graphic designer but while learning in a way that is identical to what I encounter now, Skills that I use day in and day out I really wouldn't be where I am today without it. Since Shillington I've worked as a designer now for 5 years and loving every second, freelancing for companies like the BBC I couldn't recommend Shillington more.
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    Elana • Graphic Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Attending Shillington was truly the best decision I made! The teachers are amazing and really want to help you succeed. I learned so much and it prepared me to find the right job in graphic design!
  • Amazing!
    - 1/13/2020
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    Renee Taillon • Graphic Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Moving to New York and going to Shillington was one of the coolest / best decisions I have made. The course as well as the connections you make will last a lifetime. 

    Before going to Shillington I had minimal experience working as a designer, and had a dream to become one. In less than a yer from graduating I now work as a design studio I only ever admired.

    The curriculum is so hands on, the teachers are exceptional and every member of the staff cares for you, and connects with you, every step of the way. 

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    Kelly O • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    attended the full-time Shillington course in NYC and it honestly changed my life. I went in with a curiosity for design and the hope that I could find a way to make a career out of it and came out with the exact knowledge and tools I needed to make the change. The teachers are absolutely amazing, honestly, just the entire experience was incredible. I got a design job in under a month from graduating and projects I've made at Shillington have won/been nominated for a few awards. If you're thinking of doing it, just make the jump. You absolutely will not regret it! 

  • Javier Flowers
    - 5/28/2021
    Javier Flowers • Senior Graphic Designer • Graduate
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    As a creative person, I was always interested in design but I never knew how to become a creative myself. I found the course a total life changer it opened my eyes to a creative industry that I had always wanted to be involved in. Shillington gave me the tools and the direction to showcase my creativity, my talented teachers and peers gave me the drive to succeed within the industry
  • Life changing!
    - 4/8/2021
    Jai Luke • Graphic/Content Designer • Graduate
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    What an experience! I started with no technical adobe suite knowledge and a heart full of passion and excitement, and finished with a working knowledge of Adobe Suite, a group of amazing people I can now call friends, a portfolio of work that I am proud of and a creative support network. The course is full on and a lot of hard work, but because I was keen to expand my skillset and push myself to rise to the challenge I thoroughly enjoyed every step of the way. I can honestly say it has been one of the best experiences of my life. 
  • Christine Orchard • Graphic Designer • Graduate
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    I attended Shillington College of Graphic Design at the Sydney campus in a full-time capacity which was an exciting decision for me. I completely did a 180 from working full time after many years to studying full time. I was unsure of how it would all turn out but looking back can advise it was well worth diving in and meeting liked minded new friends and entered a new community. We all quickly discovered how hard we would work but it saw us produce a large variety of creative and fun projects. We had fun always along the way and learned so much from each other as we all had different abilities and it was truly wonderful to discover different methods and techniques and evolve our designs within a supportive environment.

    To compile our own portfolio, in the end, was a pleasant way to conclude the course and reflect on all the work we had achieved. I was happy to discover my creative side through all the projects and the information resources were amazing and relevant /up to date. I appreciate (during the course), designers presenting and now after the course all the inspiration it is endless!!! I would highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to discover their creative self, the entire experience was special and I won't forget my time there, thank you :)
  • Vanessa • Freelance Graphic Designer • Graduate
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    I choose Shillington for my design education based on its reputation and flexibility to study part-time. My experience at Shillington was extremely positive and my design skills and confidence in my abilities improved dramatically. By the end of the course, I made the decision to switch to a career in design full-time and found a job one month after graduation with my Shillington portfolio.
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    Shillington’s full-time intensive course caters for the needs of a career changer. The course is structured to prepare students for a fast-paced and high-pressure profession. It was a wonderful experience working alongside classmates and tutors who deeply appreciate design.
  • Thomas Derwent • Designer • Graduate
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    Shillington was an amazing experience. All of the teachers were fantastic. They were super cool, nice and helpful at all times. The course was intense. I learned so much. It's truly amazing how much they teach you/prepare you in such a small window of time. Highly Recommended!
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    Through the Shillington design course I changed careers from being a lawyer to becoming a graphic designer in 3 short months. I was proud of my portfolio and was able to get a job and job interviews quickly. It requires hard work and focus, but the teachers and the school back and support you 110%. It was one of the best and most inspiring experiences of my life. Shillington gave me skills and courage to follow my dream!
  • Worth it!
    - 1/6/2020
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    I left Shillington with a broad knowledge of design fundamentals, history, principles and technical skills. The truth is, you can’t learn everything about design in 3 months, but after Shillington, I feel confident in my design skills, my ability to generate creative ideas and most importantly, I know how to ask the right questions and learn what I don’t know yet.

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