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Shillington is different to most universities or design courses

Shillington is the original Graphic Design Bootcamp. Since 1997, our innovative approach to education has helped students achieve award winning portfolios and land incredible jobs in a seriously short amount of time. Our course is industry relevant, immersive, intensive and above all engaging and fun.

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. See what you could create in only 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time.

Be taught by industry professionals. We offer a fast, intensive course to prepare you for the working world. Our friendly and experienced teachers 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.

#Shillumni network and industry reputation. When you graduate, take advantage of Shillington’s industry reputation and join an esteemed group of 5000+ #Shillumni who work at some of the best studios and agencies around the world.

A fresh start! Many students are attracted to Shillington because of the opportunity to learn marketable skills for a new career. We get it. Quench your passion for design and upskill for a career that excites you. Study at Shillington. Love your job!

  • Two teachers in the classroom for lectures, demos and critiques. Providing you with extra support when needed.
  • Student to teacher ratio of 12:1.
  • Access to our campus design library, printers and other facilities.
  • Lectures, demos and briefs are delivered during class time. Receive in-person support and one-on-one time.
  • Study where you live! All campuses are closed to major transport links.
  • Participate in group collaboration and discussions in the classroom.
  • Network and socialise with your classmates in-person—inside the classroom and out of it.
  • Meet industry guest lecturers from leading design studios face-to-face on campus.
  • Innovative online learning. Lectures, demos and critiques are delivered live in real-time.
  • Student to teacher ratio of 9:1.
  • Lectures, demonstrations and briefs will be delivered live by your teachers during class time and additional study materials will be available as recordings after the class.
  • No need for a visa! You can study from your home country and save on travel and cost of living expenses.
  • Study and work from anywhere in the world! Choose your own learning environment that works best for you.
  • Network with classmates from outside of your home city and develop connections with people from around the world.
  • Hear guest lecturers from different countries, not limited to a campus city.
  • The online course is designed to keep you engaged and connected with your classmates and teachers no matter the distance.
  • Stay connected with your classmates and continue exchanging ideas outside of the online classroom using Slack.

“Now that I’m working as a designer, the online course prepared me to work on tight timelines. I’m better able to trust my design process and manage my time because of the online course.”—Liam Speranza

“The one-on-one time you get with your tutors is unparalleled. In fact, I feel like you build stronger relationships with your tutors from the amount of focused time you are able to have with them. The teachers at Shillington are excellent.”—Georgia Latham

“The online classroom felt quite social and collaborative. Our teachers were awesome and very responsive. I felt I got a lot of individual feedback during the day, ideas and links with inspiration, that I could use to push my work further. “—Sophie Bo Schmidt

Create work like this

Want to create work like this? Trust us—you can! The top-notch work you see here was created by real students in only 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time. Most had never even touched design software before.

At Shillington, all students graduate with a portfolio and working website showcasing their best branding, digital and packaging design projects.

Student Showcase

Studying at Shillington is up there with the best experiences of my life, and I can say that without even thinking about what it has done for my career.

Sinead Murphy
Shillington Graduate

Learn from industry leaders

Every Shillington class enjoys at least three guest lectures from leading graphic designers and creatives. People who 100% know their stuff.

These design experts share their work, philosophies and invaluable advice with our aspiring students. Pictured here: the legendary Bob Gill.

Industry connections

Graham McDonnell
Creative Director, The New York Times / T Brand Studio

I was blown away by the level of talent the Shillington candidates showed in their portfolios, some of which showed capabilities beyond their years and even surpassed the work of established professionals. We hired within the month and our new designer is already proving to be a great addition to the team.

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