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The Ultimo campus is home to Billy Blue College of Design and Torrens University Australia.

Ultimo campus news and information

Subject Selection now open!

Classes have limited spaces so make sure you plan ahead and lock in your subjects now!

Enrolling into your subjects is easy! Here's how:

  1. Refer to your Course Structure
  2. Use the Subject Selection tool within 'My Account' to choose your classes

Subject Selection Events

It's that time of the Trimester again when its time to choose your subjects. Over the next few weeks we encourage you to meet with your Success Coach and Student Services team to discuss your enrolment and Subject Selection options for Trimester 3. 

Please check out the below schedule of events that will be hosted by your friendly Student Services team & Success Coaches at Ultimo Campus in Weeks 9, 10 and 11.


Join us for snacks and get expert help with your Subject Selection!

How will you get your first shot in the industry?

INTRO as the name might suggest is an annual exhibition that introduces Billy Blue's bloody brilliant creatives to the right people. And what are we all hoping? That sparks fly and you fall hopelessly, head over heels into .... internships & jobs.

By submitting your creative work you're taking the opportunity to put some power behind your self-promotion and:

  • Showcase your work to an audience looking to hire
  • Make connections that support your future career
  • Take advantage of Billy Blue's digital presence & industry connections to promote your name & work

Submissions are open now and the deadline is on Monday 29 July at 11.59pm has now been extended until Monday 12 August at 11.59pm!

Industry night will be held on Friday 6 September.

Friends and Family viewing will be held on Saturday 7 September. 


Are you a Billy Blue or Media Design School student?

We’re challenging you to think beyond traditional ideas and create the unexpected; to reframe how you see the world around you. We’re inviting you to submit an image that shows light in an original and innovative way. 

The brief

Using equipment hired (for free) from the Design Technology Store on campus (the MDS AV Hub on the Auckland campus), or using your own, we challenge you to explore light in an original and innovative way. This can be natural or artificial; illuminating and enhancing a subject or even the subject itself. Clichéd images should be avoided. Digital manipulation in post is permitted, but to only enhance the authenticity of the moment captured. Details on applicable adjustments see below under the heading Digital Manipulation*.

Open to all students at Billy Blue College of Design, Torrens University Australia and Media Design School, you will need to sign up to Frontier to participate and submit. All entries will be shown in the gallery below and later judged for prize-winning submissions. See prizes below. Judges will be selected from each campus to ensure fairness. For more information.

Submissions close midnight 26 August 2019


First prize: $800.00
Second prize: $400.00
Third prize: $100.00

Upcoming Symposium on Resilience and Success in Higher Education

Tuesday 3 September from 1pm -5pm at Billy Blue College of Design, 46-52 Mountain St, Ultimo.

The Symposium is aimed at High School and Tertiary Education students and teachers, lecturers and parents as well as youth and community workers supporting young people to achieve their goals in education and career planning. The event will aim to support students who are currently experiencing mental distress that impacts their ability to successfully engage with their studies and possibly with employment, to understand the stresses resulting in transitional stages of life, the soft skills required for success, the support mechanisms available and develop positive mental health strategies and a strengths based approach to wellbeing.

To see what's on the program for the day, click here  


Don't miss out - registrations close Friday 30 August!
For more information please email:


JB Hi-Fi BYOD Online

Providing you with access to a wide range of education-specific laptops, tablets, accessories and insurance, at an affordable price. Products differ from those available in retail stores, as they are education specific and selected for their compatibility to school's ICT infrastructure and curriculum, as well as meeting the student's needs at home.

Benefits include:

  • Education specific products, not available in retail stores
  • Discounted Pricing
  • Extended battery life
  • Enhanced performance and connectivity
  • Robust devices
  • Dedicated online portal

If you have any questions please contact or call 1300 730 584

SketchUp Workshops, T2 2019 [Weeks 2-12]

Need help to make sure that you're using SketchUp to industry standard? Having trouble using SketchUp for your assessments? 

Join us for our weekly SketchUp workshops on Wednesdays, facilitated by one of our design lecturers!

You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling your existing skills in SketchUp.


  • Click on the button below to select a workshop you wish to attend. Workshops are held every Wednesday, 4 p.m.- 5 p.m. AEST
  • Make sure you have the latest version of SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Make installed on your computer.

Book Here 


Software skills workshops, T2 2019 [Weeks 2 - 12]

Having trouble using Adobe Software? Don't know your InDesign from your Photoshop?

Join us for design software workshops, facilitated by one of our design lecturers.

You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling existing skills in a range of software.

  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite installed on your computer.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start on time.


Software covered: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Brackets, Dreamweaver, XD, Premier, After Effects, Animate, Audition, Muse.

Additional help and support: Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Autodesk, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Sketchbook, Pixologic ZBrush, Blender 3D, Axure RP 8.

  • Tuesday: 11.30am – 1.30pm (Room 1.07)
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 10:30am (Room 1.07)
  • Thursday: 3pm – 5pm (Room 1.07)

Interested? Show up to a session in Weeks 9 - 12, or book an appointment now with - Luis Lobos


Software covered: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere.

  • Monday: 6pm – 8pm (NSW Time)
  • Thursday: 12pm – 2pm  (NSW Time)
  • Friday: 1pm – 3pm (NSW Time)

Book Here

Did you miss an online workshop? Check out the workshop recordings here.

Our campus features open-plan spaces, high ceilings, lots of light and creative pods for learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship. This space draws its inspiration from cafés, restaurants and design studios rather than traditional institutions.

During your time at Ultimo you can look forward to:

  • Small class sizes with direct access to academic staff
  • Dynamic online learning with on-demand access to your course materials
  • Opportunities to hear from industry professionals

Campus facilities

At the Ultimo campus we have a wide range of facilities available to help you get the most from your education. Students have access to:

  • Laptop stations and breakout zones
  • Communal Apple desktops
  • Light filled studio spaces instead of traditional classrooms
  • Learning Resource Library and Media Lab for equipment hire
  • Digital data projectors
  • Light boxes for conceptual work
  • Fully equipped photography studio
  • Exhibition spaces
  • B+W & colour photocopiers
  • PODs
  • Campus wide Wi-Fi
  • Counselling consultation room
  • Showers
  • Bike racks
  • On-site café
  • Student kitchen including fridges, microwave, sandwich press & filtered water
  • 24 hour access area

How to get here:

Address: 46-52 Mountain St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007


Public transport nearby:

Central Station:
15 minute walk
Sydney, Intercity and Regional trains


2 minute walk
Regular buses, day and night


Central or Glebe
Light rail stations
15-20 minute walk

Plan your trip:


 Driving to campus

Street parking is available close to the campus and there are two secure carparks near the Ultimo Campus:

  • Broadway Shopping Centre: 1 Bay Street, Glebe 2037
    Student discount rate: $20 all day (Monday to Friday); validate your ticket on level 3A
    Tip: Use the speed ramps on level 1A to get to the student parking area quickly, and level 3 to exit quickly! 
  • Interpark UTS: Thomas Street, Ultimo 2007
    Located at the University of Technology Sydney
    Rates: from $16 up to $30 maximum for the day


 Bike racks

We have free bike racks available for for student use.

Speak to Student Services to arrange bike rack access.

Campus WiFi

We provide free WiFi at Ultimo Campus so you can also access the Internet on your own devices.

Wireless name: ThinkWireless

Password: thinkb81

Computer requirements

All students are expected to have access to a computer with:

  • a set of standard software packages
  • internet connectivity

You will need a computer for:

  • assessments,
  • using the library catalogue,
  • online resources,
  • accessing the learning portal and your student portal.

If you don't have a computer - think about how you'll get access to one for your study.

On-campus students are required to have a laptop with necessary software installed

You should bring your laptop with you to class every day.

As well as a computer you will need to have computer skills.
Not confident? Try doing a course on

Browsing the internet

We recommend using Google Chrome web browser when using the Learning Portal.

The Learning Portal is where you access course material, submit assessments and discuss course content in online forums.

Download Google Chrome Now.

Printing on campus

1. Log in to thinkprint - http://thinkprint

  • Use your student ID and My Account password

2. Top up your account if required

  • Click the 'Top Up by Credit Card' tab
  • Enter amount and your credit card details and click 'Pay Now"
  • Your account will be immediately credited - no refunds are available

3. Upload your documents

  • Click on the 'Web Print' tab and click 'Submit Job'
  • Select the printer name
  • Click the button '2. Print Options and Account Settings' and select number of copies.
  • Click 'Upload from Computer' or drag your files in to the gray box - you can only upload file types: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PSF and XPS
  • Click 'Upload & Complete'
  • Your file will then be sent to the printer queue. Log out of Papercut.

4. Release your print job

  • Log in to the printer by swiping your student ID card on the printer's card device (if you don't have your student ID card handy you can enter your details manually)
  • The machine will give you the option to print, copy or scan. Select 'Print'
  • Select your print job in the list using the touch screen
  • Press 'Print' and you're done!
  • The cost of your print job will be displayed when the job is selected

For a handy guide to printing on campus, click here  

IT troubleshooting

For IT troubleshooting, email or call 1300 014 448.

Alternatively visit Student Services on campus.

Design Technology Store

The Design Technology Store provides the campus community with access to equipment that includes cinema, cameras, lens, tripods, lighting and audio. We also support the following services listed below:

Book equipment

Borrowing and collection policies

Please note the maximum time equipment can be borrowed is 3* days.

*Friday through Monday and special considerations for extended loans accepted

Pick-up and drop-off hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 4:15pm

Design Technology Store will be closed during the Trimester Break from Saturday 31 August to Sunday 15 September 2019 and will reopen on Monday 16 September 2019.


Alex Taleski
Design Technology Advisor
(02) 8973 2514

How to book

For an overview of how to use the booking system please see the following video tutorial prepared by the Ultimo campus.


Edit Suite Bookings - Pod 2.03

Session times - during trimester

Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Equipment Available

24" Apple iMac

EIZO ColorEdge CG247 24.1 Graphics Monitor

Wacom Cintiq 24HD


Book an edit suite session


Weekend studio bookings

Students must complete the Ultimo Campus Studio Induction session to enable bookings.

Session times - during trimester

Saturday mornings : 9:30am - 12:30pm  

Saturday afternoons : 12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Sunday mornings : 9:30am - 12:30pm   

Sunday afternoons : 12:30pm - 3:30pm  


Book a studio session

Studio Floor Plan

G:01 - Product, Food, Still Life, Head & Shoulder Portraiture  

G:02 - Product, Food, Still Life, Head & Shoulder Portraiture  

G:03 - Product, Food, Still Life, Head & Shoulder Portraiture 

G:07 - Fashion, Full Length Portraiture   

NOTE: G:07 Studio also incorporates a hair and makeup room.  


We are a collective of volunteer students that advocate for positive change in the student community and strive to create an inclusive and dynamic study environment.

Here's what we're about

As students, we're all here to gain skills and pursue our career goals. The ability to bring our thoughts and ideas directly to management, and to exist in an inclusive community can help make our study experience great.

Your Student Representative Council (SRC)works together to make our community a better place. We achieve this by working within our three pillars: Community, Advocacy and Decision Making.

We do things like:

  • Bringing community events to life
  • Hosting fundraising initiatives
  • Helping the campus make better decisions for students
  • Advocatingand representing the student body

Your feedback is important

To fulfil our role as student advocates, we need to hear from you.

Share with us your thoughts, comments and suggestions on how we can make your student experience even better.

Provide feedback to your SRC

Joining the SRC is a great way to get involved in your community, meet awesome people, build your leadership skills and contribute to helping the student body get heard.

What is being an SRC member like?

That's a great question! And we're glad you asked it. Watch the short video below to get a taste for SRC life.


Perks of joining the SRC

Being an SRC member comes with its share of rewards. Not only are you able to make lasting friendships and have an impact on your community, you will also benefit from:

  • A chance to develop your leadership skills
  • Actively working to make your campus a great place to be
  • Learning about teamwork and developing your organisational skills
  • Being able to access exclusive development workshops for SRC members
  • Being formally recognised for your contribution to the campus and Laureate community


Student Safety

To ensure you stay safe on and off campus we recommend you take the following precautions:

  • Avoid being on campus or travelling alone at night
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid dark, vacant and deserted areas
  • If an incident does occur please let a member of staff know so we can support you and work alongside local police to minimise risk and promote safety

Security on campus

After hours emergency - call 000.

  • Wear your student ID card at all times
  • Never leave your belongings unattended
  • Do not bring unnecessary valuable to campus
  • Report suspicious behaviour or anything you feel may be unsafe
  • Report all injuries and incident to Student Services and complete an incident report form
  • If you need assistance or to report any medical conditions, please see Student Services (eg. insulin, asthma inhaler, medication)

Emergency assembly area

The designated assembly area for the Ultimo Campus is on Smail Street, behind the campus (click map for larger image).

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Subject Selection Open

Contact us

1300 575 803
Torrens University:

1300 209 112
Think Education:


Campus information

46-52 Mountain St, Ultimo
Sydney, NSW 2007

Campus hours

During term

Mon - Thurs: 7.30am to 10.00pm
Fri: 7.30am to 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00am to 4.00pm

During term break

Mon - Fri: 7.30am to 6.00pm

Scheduled Power Shutdown

Saturday 14 September: No power for 5 minutes from 9am
Sunday 15 September: No power for 2 hours from 9am 

Student Services hours

During term

Mon - Thurs: 7.30am to 7.30pm
Fri: 7.30am to 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

During term break

Mon - Fri: 8.00am to 6.00pm

Your Student Services team can help with:
  • Enrolment and subject selection
  • Applying for leave, special consideration and extensions
  • Contacting support services
  • Bike rack access
  • ... and much more

Student App

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