Shillington College

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"Shillington is a design college with a difference. 3 Months Full-time or 9 months Part-time."


Study graphic design for 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time at Shillington.

The main focus of the Graphic Design Course at Shillington is the design portfolio; everything we teach technically is immediately put into practise with a commercially relevant brief, which then forms part of your portfolio. It's this final body of work that gives you the best possible chance of securing a position in the graphic design industry.
Starting with Adobe InDesign, the industry-standard publishing tool, we instil the basics of the graphic design process. Each brief is structured to teach you something new, push the program you are exploring and to contribute to your final folio. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are introduced next, enabling you to integrate all three programs to produce more complex design solutions.
The design process includes lateral thinking, creating rough visuals, brainstorming, considering design principles, colour and typography. The production process is also covered, including pre-press and printing methods.
As part of the college curriculum we invite leading specialist designers to give presentations of their work, and to provide insight into various areas of the design industry.
You will leave Shillington with a final portfolio package that will give you the confidence to apply for graphic design roles immediately after graduation.

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Why Study with us?

So why choose to study at Shillington?

We have a great track record for a start. Our students graduate with superior design skills, create high quality portfolios, and have gone on to secure top design jobs. How do we help them achieve this?

We eat, breathe and sleep Graphic Design.

Some of our teachers would probably marry it if they could. It's the only thing we focus on, so you can be sure that on our Graphic Design Course you will receive the most up-to-date and relevant education that you can. Our teachers are all practising designers who are passionate about helping you to launch your graphic design career or take it to the next level. 

We prefer to teach than preach.

You won’t find lecture halls in any of our colleges. Instead you will learn the foundations of good graphic design through dynamic presentations, hands-on demos, independent study time and group workshops. Our learning environment is much more like a real studio than a stuffy classroom and you’ll be treated like designers rather than students right from day one. You'll find college life at Shillington to be quite unlike anything you've experienced before.

We know you’re more than just a number.

With two full-time teachers per class you will be well supported throughout your study. Your teachers will get to know your work extremely well during the course and will give you regular feedback and critiques which are tailored to your learning goals. Interested? Find out what our recent Graphic Design Course and Web Course students have to say about studying with us.

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Graduate Testimonial

Check out the video where Myles and Paul from the Autumn Co. talk about how studying part-time at Shillington has helped their business.

Another Testimonial

Watch the video where Ben shares how Shillington helped him to shape and launch his new homewares brand.



Level 3, Bury House
31 Bury Street
London, EC3A 5AR


Level 5, 1 Portland Street
Manchester, M1 3BE

How to enrol

Click here to visit our website and download an "Application Form" – all information about course fee's are located here, as well as a payment plan to help with costs. 


Open days

Learn more about studying our Graphic Design Course full-time or part-time at our Info Session.  We'll show you how our students would tackle a real-world commercial brief, step-by-step—from thumbnails right through to seeing the final product live on an iPad.

Please visit our website to know more about the upcomng info session dates.

Wednesday 2nd December at 6pm

Saturday 23rd January 2016 at 11am

Wednesday 24th February at 6pm

Wednesday 9th March at 6pm

Monday 18th April at 6pm

Saturday 14th May at 11am

Wednesday 22nd June at 6pm

Friday 15th July at 6pm

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Student story

Crystal talks about how Shillington has shaped her passion for typography. Watch the video to know more.

Contact details

Level 3 Bury House, 31 Bury Street,

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, EC3A 5AR.

Level 5, 1 Portland St, Manchester M1 3BE

+44 (0)20 7426 9696