Leaders in design education

Since opening its doors over 30 years ago, the International School of Colour and Design (iscd) has helped thousands of people realise their creative potential.

Whether you want to be an artist, colour specialist, decorator, designer or stylist, or you simply want to unleash your creative side, iscd offers a range of nationally recognised and industry driven courses and workshops that cater for all levels of skills and experience.

Our course programs are designed to offer flexible study options that can adapt to your needs and lifestyle. Students will become a part of our vibrant, creative community on campus or learn with us via distance education.

The level of excellence offered at iscd is unique for a design school in Australia. Our courses are all industry driven, and our educators are all successful design professionals who bring a wealth of real-world experience into the classroom and are genuinely invested in seeing you shine.

The focus at iscd really is on you – we want to nurture your talent, honour your personal journey and help you realise your goals.

Our courses are life changing – so many of our graduating students have gone on to forge successful careers.

Are you our next success story?

Our courses are life changing – so many of our graduating students have gone on to forge successful careers.

The school’s strong industry connections and flexible study options are integral to helping students achieve their goals. “Whether students attend our North Sydney or Melbourne CBD campus or study online, everyone receives the support they need to realise their potential.”

Lucy Sutherland,iscd General Manager

Why study with ISCD?

The focus at iscd is on you. Our courses are designed to nurture your individual creativity and style whilst providing you with the industry know-how so you can jump straight into your design career.

"Never feel too old, never feel that you’re not creative enough, never feel that you could fail at something. Take a breath and try it."

Dani Butchart
Styling Diploma

"The fact that we studied hard, researched, role-played and practiced pretty much every aspect of my job really gave me the confidence to get started with real life client projects."

Alix Helps
Interior Decoration

"Studying has opened my eyes to the endless possibilities that a career in design can bring and has assisted me in making creative decisions on a daily basis"

Kara Demmrich
Certificate IV in Design