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Shillington’s innovative approach to design education means students achieve amazing results in a seriously short amount of time—only 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time. We create an inspirational learning environment where design students learn real and relevant skills from practicing designers, including design theory, typography, branding, packaging, mobile app design and user experience.

Quench your passion for design and upskill for a new career that excites you in New York, London, Sydney or Melbourne!

No experience necessary. Seriously. You don’t need to interview or submit a portfolio. We only require passion for design and 100% dedication to the course.

Land your dream job! Shillington students get hired at top design studios, work for major brands and start their own businesses. Thanks to our industry connections and resources, you’ll graduate confident for the job hunt.

Create a jaw-dropping design portfolio. Our student work speaks for itself. Scroll through hundreds of digital, print and packaging projects.

100% face-to-face learning. We offer a fast, intensive course to prepare you for the working world. We mix design theory and practice together so your brain is trained to think like a designer from day one. Become a technical and practical problem-solver, ready for today and tomorrow’s real-world challenges.

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Graduate Panel on 11 September, 6:00pm

I love watching people develop skills and creating work they didn’t realize they were capable of.

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Graphic Design Teacher, New York

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

Graphic Design Course

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 21 Unbiased Shillington Reviews.


Should I study full-time or part-time?


Should I study full-time or part-time?

Totally up to you! It depends on your availability and learning style. Full-time is an immersive 3 months (Monday to Friday, 8:00am—5:00pm). Part-time is 9 months, there are three options: Online three nights a week, In person two nights a week or Sundays (New York and London only), 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.


What kind of job could I get after Shillington?

Course Outcomes

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.


Are there any entry requirements?


Are there any entry requirements?

There’s no prior design experience required. Basic computer skills are a must for all of our courses globally. To ensure you succeed in the course, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the tools—Zoom, Slack and Gmail (Google Drive).

Additionally, US students need to provide an official copy of their High School Diploma/Transcript (or the equivalent) and confirm language proficiency since our fast-paced course is taught in English.


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