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Shillington School

Online, Brisbane, London, Manchester, +3 more.
Melbourne, Sydney, NYC

About Shillington School

Location: Online, Brisbane, London, Manchester, Melbourne, Sydney, NYC

The Original Graphic Design Bootcamp.

With campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and a dedicated Online course, Shillington has been teaching our students relevant industry skills to give them the best possible chance... Read More

Our innovative approach to design education means students achieve amazing, award winning results in just 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time. The course ensures you'll spend more time doing what you love with the real and relevant skills you'll learn—from design theory, typography and packaging to mobile app design and user experience (UX)—in over 30 briefs.

Courses

Graphic Design Course

Cost: $12,950
Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online, Brisbane, London, Manchester, Melbourne, Sydney, NYC
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Are you yearning for a creative career but worried about starting from scratch? Our intensive graphic design course could be the answer. You'll learn relevant industry skills from practising designers, and you’ll graduate with a polished portfolio showcasing your best work. In 3 months full-time or 1 year part-time you‘ll be ready to land your first design role.

Subjects:
UI Design, UX Design

Shillington School Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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5.0/5 (4 reviews)

Cori Sussman
Graphic Designer | Graduated: 2017

5/14/2017

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"Worth Every Penny"

Plain and simple, Shillington changed my life in the best way possible.

I always loved art and creative "stuff", but never thought I could make my passion into a career. After graduating college with a BS in Advertising from Syracuse University, I got... Read More

I looked into every single program in New York (and some outside of the city) and found generally only two options, neither of which would work for me. The first was a 2-3 year graduate program at a university like NYU, Parsons, FIT, etc which were way too costly and too big of a time commitment. The second option was one-off classes for continuing education, which seemed more for people who felt like dabbling in an interest of theirs on the side. Not intense enough for me.

Then, I found Shillington and I thought...this honestly must not be real. I hadn't seen anything like it. It was literally everything I wanted to learn... in only three months.

Turns out it is very real and was hands down the best decision I have ever made in my life. I will not sit here and say it was a walk in the park. It was definitely hard work, but the more you push yourself, the more likely you are to graduate with a portfolio that looks like you went to school for four years. The teachers, all practicing graphic designers, are some of the most incredible people I have ever met. They are talented designers and more importantly, they are passionate about teaching in a way that will help you develop your own style. I can easily say I learned more from my Shillington teachers in 3 months than I ever did from any of my professors in college.

The course is set up perfectly so that even if you have never touched a Mac in your life, you can succeed. After having no experience with Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator, I am now sitting in front of a massive Mac desktop as a Graphic Designer for an awesome ad agency in NYC working on cool brands like Nike, BMW, LG, Hennessy, and more. Somebody smack me!!!!

If it isn't clear already, Shillington is unbelievable and I do not think there is anything out there like it. DO IT!

Anonymous
Graduated: 2015

5/11/2016

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"Shillington, NYC"

The only thing I walked into Shillington with was the will to learn the Adobe Creative Suite. Literally, I had zero experience.
After a whirlwind three months, I feel confident in my design abilities and understanding of design principles.
You learn the... Read More

Anonymous
Jr. Graphic Designer | Graduated: 2016

5/4/2016

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"Life Changing."

Shillington is a dream come true for any person looking to change their career. I graduated with a degree in Psychology and quickly realized I did not want to pursue graduate school. I was stuck. I had no idea what to do next. Eventually, I decided that... Read More

The course was wonderful. The teachers were helpful and honest, nice and constructive. The entire class ended up becoming best friends by the end of it, and we still have a groupchat going today. It's wonderful to be able to share design related articles, job postings, and good news with people that understand and went through the intensive course with you.

We learned Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Though these are the base essentials for breaking into the industry, I would suggest spending some time after the course to take your designs to the next level (Aftereffects, motion graphics, HTML and CSS, etc.) because that is what a lot of jobs call for now a days. That being said, less than a month after graduating I landed my first job as a junior graphic designer. So, it can be done.

When I was researching Shillington and reading reviews, it sounded too good to be true. I remember thinking that there had to be some catch. The only thing I can think of is the price, because it is a bit expensive, but now that I have finished I feel like the price is justified. It truly is a life changing experience, and I would recommend it to anyone. Is it easy? No, it's not. You have to be prepared to wake up early and go to bed late for 3 months straight. Portfolio week is intense and you probably won't sleep at all. But you know what? It's 3 months of your life. You can do it. And you should.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2013

10/1/2014

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"Great Career Move!"

Shillington's Graphic Design Program is great if you really want to learn basic technical design skills (along with some theory) to enter the design field or to supplement your knowledge of graphic design.

The program covers the three main Adobe programs... Read More

At the program culmination, students choose 8-10 projects completed over the course of the program to refine and extend for use in their portfolio, both printed and online. This portfolio will ultimately help students land interviews and jobs in the field.

While the school does not offer any job support, students will be armed with great design skills and a strong portfolio that will easily get them in the door at many agencies and companies.

Overall, Shillington is an amazing design program but I would caveat that it really is what you put into it. If you enter the program with the goal of learning design and creating a great portfolio then you will definitely succeed at that. Goodluck!

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