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Shillington School

Brisbane, London, Manchester, Melbourne, New York City, Sydney

Shillington School

Avg Rating:4.06 ( 16 reviews )

Shillington School is a graphic design school that caters to beginners with campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Shillington is focused on the entire design process, and instructors take students through the design process from from beginning to end, integrating idea generation, technical knowledge, design theory and studio skill. Shillington students can study graphic design in 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time at Shillington to kickstart their creative career.

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. Succesful 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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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationBrisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
    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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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time7 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationBrisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
    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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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    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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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time7 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    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 None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    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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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time7 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    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 £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 None scheduled
    Cost£9,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationManchester, London
    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 duration is from 21 September 2020—27 July 2021, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights for 9 months. Classes wil be offered in the UK Time Zone from 6–9pm.
    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 None scheduled
    Cost$12,950
    Class sizeN/A
    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 duration is from 21 September 2020—27 July 2021, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights for 9 months. Classes wil be offered in the US East Coast Time Zone from 6:30–9.30pm.
    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
  • Kristin P. • Graphic Designer • Graduate
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    I just recently graduated from the full-time Graphic Design course at Shillington this past July. I was very impressed with how much they taught us in the short 3 months that we were there. The course is very fast paced and the studio-like environment is structured in a way that really prepares students for work in the real world. We received new briefs every day with deadlines ranging from a couple hours to the end of the day as well as more intensive briefs towards the end of the course. The instructors are also all still currently working in the industry so they are very helpful and well-versed in what they teach. I left Shillington with a beautiful, professional portfolio full of projects that made sense to employers as well as the confidence to talk about my work. I am now working at a creative agency as well as a magazine publishing company and I owe it all to Shillington!

  • think twice
    - 11/2/2016
    Anonymous • designer • Student
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    If you think you will be a graphic designer in 3 months or a year, than i am afraid you are illuded. 

    I did that course in london because my background was graphic designer, honestly if I think about it now I would have gone on holiday with all that money. 7000£ its f*** a lot. 

    Think that time is too short to learn and become a graphic designer, especially if you are a bigginer to degital design. We were using Adobe cs3 when cs5.5 was out. 

    furthermore mastering illustretor doesnt happen from today to tomorrow, u need time and a lot of practice. indesig has so many features u cant simply learn it like that, it's unbelievable to do it in 3 months, photoshop there is a lot to learn as well.  SERIOUSLY are u crazy???? i was so stupid ;( 

    I come out with a elementari portfolio which is very much for beginner, You can literally tell that, and a printed certifcate which wasnt even recognised . Anyway I knew that but  I thought I would get the right tools to look for a new job, WRONG! Agencies are looking for professinals or with some sort of experice. 

    i also took the course because I thought they would have had some connection to other agencies which were looking for a new junior designer WRONG!! 

    The only good thing was that I had a few works done for my portafolio, so honestly do u want to pay £7000 for that. I was so crazy and so disappointed, but at that time I was desperate to look for a carrier change. I would not raccomend to anyone this college. 

    I had to lear more watching lynda.com it was great and i really learned a lot, also inexpensive .

    sorry for my english but i hope u got the point. im a foregner heheh!!, i hope my experience can help someone, especially who hasnt got so much money. i had to work double hours to pay that shit course. Anyway anything they say, of course it will look great and wonderful from the outside. if u dont believe me that go for it . good luck !!!

  • Didn't work for me
    - 10/30/2016
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    This review comes a little late but better late than never. I attended Shillington back in 2013 and although it may have been a good fit for some people, it was not a good fit for me. I learned a lot about graphic design but it didn’t seem to take me very far. I feel this program leads you to believe that you can learn graphic design and launch a decent career without any prior experience in the industry which in my opinion is not an accurate assessment. I myself had no experience and the ability to find work after graduation was non-existent. In addition, a majority of my classmates had prior design and Adobe operating knowledge which only made my experience more challenging. If this was the case than the course should have required prerequisites. Perhaps if the instructors had also been somewhat encouraging, I would have been inclined to leave a more positive review.

    All that remains from my time with Shillington is a huge binder filled with handouts and a dusty unused portfolio. The course was pretty pricey and I think people should think very carefully before enrolling because I regret taking it. If you love designing or have prior experience in Adobe and want to build on that, then go for it. If you are new to the industry however and are looking for a job or new line of work, I would save my money. You are better off working in retail. 

Thanks!