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Win a half scholarship to study graphic design at Shillington

We’re offering half scholarships for our September 2019 full-time and part-time graphic design courses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Winners will receive 50% off total course fees for their selected campus city.

Note: we’re considering a *NEW* part-time design course on Sundays in New York, London and Manchester. Sound good to you? Register your interest by 21 June.

What are we looking for?

Your story (written answers)

  • What do you currently do? Why do you want to study design?
  • Why Shillington? What would be your dream job after graduating from Shillington?
  • Plus three silly rapid-fire questions: What’s your personal theme song? What’s your favourite brand? Who’s your dream dinner party guest, dead or alive?

Your passion for design (upload a submission)

  • We want to know why you love design, why you want to study at Shillington and why you’re a perfect choice for a half scholarship.
  • Your submission can take any form. We’ve left the requirements flexible for a reason. Surprise us!
  • Past applicants have created PowerPoint presentations, collages, short podcasts, cartoons, type experimentations, stop motion videos, poetry, Instagram accounts and more.

Extra requirements for New York applications (upload PDFs)

  • Letter of recommendation from a non-family member
  • Proof of high school diploma or GED

How does it work?

Please scroll down to read the full terms and conditions for each campus. But here’s the gist:

  • Winners will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees for their selected campus city.
  • To accept, winners will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay a $1000/£1000 deposit by 7 August 2019. Remaining half course fees must be paid by 21 August 2019.
  • Winners must have proven visa rights to study in their respective campus country. Research your potential visa options.
  • Scholarship is only available for courses starting September 2019. It is non-transferrable. There will be no refunds if winners withdraw once the course has started.

Deadline: Monday 8 July 2019 at 5:00pm

Apply for a half scholarship

Shillington & Champion partner for full scholarship to study design

This year, we’re also partnering with Champion to offer one full scholarship for our London Full-Time Course September 2019. One successful applicant will receive 100% off total course fees.

Champion is a creative enterprise with a social mission to champion young creative talent (under 25s) from disadvantaged backgrounds.

You are welcome to apply for both the half scholarship and full scholarship. If so please fill out both the full scholarship application form and the half scholarship application form.

What are we looking for?

Your story (written answers)

  • What do you currently do? Why do you want to study design?
  • Describe how you foster creativity in your everyday life.
  • Why are you the perfect choice for the Shillington & Champion full scholarship?
  • Plus, to help us understand your background, you will be asked to share your story and answer some questions e.g. Were you eligible for free school meals, pupil premium, education maintenance allowance or 16 to 19 bursary? Did you grow up in a household where no parent or guardian attended university? Did you come to the UK as a refugee or asylum seeker? Are you currently or have you been in local authority care?

Your passion for design (upload a submission)

  • We want to know why you love design, why you want to study at Shillington and why you’re a perfect choice for the scholarship.
  • Your submission can take any form. We’ve left the requirements flexible for a reason. Surprise us!
  • Past applicants have created PowerPoint presentations, collages, short podcasts, cartoons, type experimentations, stop motion videos, poetry, Instagram accounts and more.

Extra requirements

  • Applicants must be 25 years old or younger.
  • If selected for the shortlist, you will be required to attend an interview with Champion and Shillington.

How does it work?

  • If selected for the shortlist, you will be contacted for an interview between Monday 8 July 2019 — Friday 12 July 2019. Interviews will be conducted week of Monday 15 July 2019.
  • One successful applicant will receive 100% off total course fees for the London Full-Time Course September 2019.
  • Champion will make sure you have access to the software you need, a laptop to work on at home, an iPad to present your folio on, as well as a small living allowance to ensure you can fully dedicate your time to the course.
  • Successful applicant must have proven visa rights to study in their respective campus country.
  • Scholarship is only available for courses starting September 2019. It is non-transferrable.

Deadline: Monday 8 July 2019 at 5:00pm

Apply for the full scholarship in London

Terms and conditions

  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected course. Full-Time Course runs 16 September—13 December 2019 from 8:00am—5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Part-Time Course runs 16 September 2019—21 July 2020 on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:00pm—9:30pm. View course dates.
  • For New York courses, the scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of the USA, or those with proven visa rights to study in America.
  • You must provide documentation showing completion of high school or GED—copy of high school diploma or official high school transcript showing graduation date or copy of High School Equivalency Diploma or GED or copy of associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or official transcript indicating the same.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm on Monday 8 July 2019.
  • If selected you will be notified between Monday 22 July—Friday 26 July 2019.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half scholarship offer, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay a deposit of $1000 by Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 5:00pm. Remaining course fees must be paid by Wednesday 21 August 2019. If payment is not made by 8:00am on the dates above we reserve the right to cancel your enrolment without refund. You will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing us@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 4:00pm on Friday 30 August 2019. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the course. (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership and Sketch software, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 2.41% charge for Visa and Mastercard and 4.62% on American Express.
  • The scholarship is only available for our September 2019 courses. It is non-transferrable.
  • If contact has not been established by 12:00pm Wednesday 31 July 2019, the offer may be withdrawn and a secondary offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the course has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses at its discretion. Any monies paid for a cancelled course will be fully refunded. In this case refunds will be made within two weeks after the school’s default date.
  • By accepting the scholarship, you agree to become a Shillington Ambassador. Acting as an ambassador will involve playing an active role in promoting Shillington on the blog/social media and at events such as Info Sessions.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected course. Full-Time Course runs 16 September—13 December 2019 from 8:00am—5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Part-Time Course runs 16 September 2019—21 July 2020 on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:00pm—9:30pm. View course dates.
  • For London and Manchester courses, the scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of the EU (including Norway and Switzerland) or those with proven visa rights to study in the United Kingdom.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm on Monday 8 July 2019.
  • If selected you will be notified between Monday 22 July—Friday 26 July 2019.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half scholarship offer, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay a deposit of $1000 by Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 5:00pm. Remaining course fees must be paid by Wednesday 21 August 2019. If payment is not made by 8:00am on the dates above we reserve the right to cancel your enrolment without refund. You will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing uk@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 4:00pm on Friday 30 August 2019. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the course. (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership and Sketch software, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 2.41% charge for Visa and Mastercard and 4.62% on American Express.
  • The scholarship is only available for our September 2019 courses. It is non-transferrable.
  • If contact has not been established by 12:00pm Wednesday 31 July 2019, the offer may be withdrawn and a secondary offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the course has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses at its discretion. Any monies paid for a cancelled course will be fully refunded. In this case refunds will be made within two weeks after the college’s default date.
  • By accepting the scholarship, you agree to become a Shillington Ambassador. Acting as an ambassador will involve playing an active role in promoting Shillington on the blog/social media and at events such as Info Sessions.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected course. Full-Time Course runs 16 September—13 December 2019 from 8:00am—5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Part-Time Course runs 25 September 2019—27 August 2020 on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:00pm—9:30pm. View course dates.
  • The scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of Australia, or those with proven visa rights to study in Australia.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm on Monday 8 July 2019.
  • If selected you will be notified between Monday 22 July—Friday 26 July 2019.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half scholarship offer, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay a deposit of $1000 by Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 5:00pm. Remaining course fees must be paid by Wednesday 21 August 2019. If payment is not made by 8:00am on the dates above we reserve the right to cancel your enrolment without refund. You will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing au@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 4:00pm on Friday 30 August 2019. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the course. (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership and Sketch software, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 1.1% charge for AU credit cards, 2.6% charge for non-AU credit cards and 1.6% for American Express.
  • The scholarship is only available for our September 2019 courses. It is non-transferrable.
  • If contact has not been established by 12:00pm Wednesday 31 July 2019, the offer may be withdrawn and a secondary offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the course has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses at its discretion. Any monies paid for a cancelled course will be fully refunded. In this case refunds will be made within two weeks after the college’s default date.
  • By accepting the scholarship, you agree to become a Shillington Ambassador. Acting as an ambassador will involve playing an active role in promoting Shillington on the blog/social media and at events such as Info Sessions.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.

This year, we’re partnering with Champion to offer one full scholarship for our London Full-Time Course. Champion is a creative enterprise with a social mission to champion young creative talent (under 25s) from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • You must be available and eligible to study on the London Full-Time Course, which runs 16 September—13 December 2019 from 8:00am—5:00pm, Monday through Friday. View course dates.
  • The scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of the EU (including Norway and Switzerland) or those with proven visa rights to study in the United Kingdom.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm on Monday 8 July 2019.
  • If selected you will be shortlisted and required to attend an interview between Monday 8 July 2019 — Friday 12 July 2019. Interviews will be conducted week of Monday 15 July 2019.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 100% reduction in total course fees, half sponsored by Shillington, half sponsored by Champion. View course fees.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing uk@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 4:00pm on Friday 30 August 2019. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington and Champion.
  • The scholarship is only available for our London Full-Time September 2019 course. It is non-transferrable.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses at its discretion. Any monies paid for a cancelled course will be fully refunded. In this case refunds will be made within two weeks after the college’s default date.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You will be loaned equipment (iPad and laptop) by Champion. You agree to return all loaned equipment within one week of completing the course.
  • You agree to weekly catch-up sessions with Champion.

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You have as much chance as anyone else has of winning and you’ll regret not trying!

Uzma Padia
2017 Scholarship Winner

Winning the scholarship was the confirmation I needed to take the plunge and start this design journey.

Arnold Omanyo
2017 Scholarship Winner

Is 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time really long enough to learn design?

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Is 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time really long enough to learn design?

Absolutely. Our student work speaks for itself and Shillington graduates build incredible creative careers. Our graphic design course is expertly planned to teach technical skills, cover design theory and ingrain creative principles to help you create a well-rounded portfolio. Read more on the blog in Learn Graphic Design Fast or Fast, Good or Cheap. And if you want to hear it straight from our graduates, check out 15 Unbiased Shillington Reviews.

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I’ve already worked or trained as a designer. Is Shillington right for me?

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I’ve already worked or trained as a designer. Is Shillington right for me?

Our graphic design course is ideal for current creatives to revive software skills and enhance their understanding of the design fundamentals. If your software skills are self-taught, we’ll teach you how to work smoothly and efficiently across the Adobe Creative Suite. Or if your current portfolio isn’t up-to-scratch, we’ll help you craft a collection of your best work, showcasing an ability to work across a wide range of briefs. Meet 20 Inspiring Designers Who Studied at Shillington After Creative Degrees or Diplomas.

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Should I study full-time or part-time?

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Should I study full-time or part-time?

Totally up to you! It depends on your availability and learning style. Our full-time graphic design course is an immersive 3 months (Monday to Friday, 8:00am—5:00pm). The part-time graphic design course is 9 months (Two nights a week, 6:00—9:30pm), and a good fit for students who work full-time or have other major commitments. But apart from the duration, the full-time and part-time curriculum is identical—students create the same high quality work and get similar jobs after graduation.

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What kind of job could I get after Shillington?

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What kind of job could I get after Shillington?

Shillington prepares you for a wide variety of creative careers. Upskilling in design helps you put your best foot forward on the job hunt. You could work in digital design like Louise at either a small or large agency, focus on publishing like Kelly or packaging like at a boutique studio like Roo. There’s even opportunities to take on freelance clients or even build your own business like Ina. The list is endless! Learn more about potential design careers in What is Graphic Design? or scroll through our graduates’ profiles on LinkedIn.

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