how can you even compare the two?
one is a UNIVERSITY the other is a PRIVATE SCHOOL.
UTS is extremely SELECTIVE (the design degree UAI/ATAR cut-offs have been around 95), billy blue is OPEN AND ACCEPTS ANYONE WHO CAN AFFORD THE EXPENSIVE TUITION FEES.
No other creative design/arts degree in australia has a ATAR / UAI cut-off that parallels the competitiveness of a commerce or a pharmacy degree in Australia. None. Only UTS design.
If you think you are eligible (with an ATAR over 91 + band 6 in D&T) you should ABSOLUTELY go for it.
Look at the number of HSC leavers DIEING to get accepted at UTS vis comm on this forum as well as other mature age students in aus.
Also from my experience, some agencies DO care about where you studied.
Firstly it's a prestigious degree to graduate from.
UTS visual communication is ALWAYS a good news to hear from an employer's perspective.
Studying at a university opens up more doors for your personal pursuits in general.
An opportunity to study overseas.
An opportunity to undertake other subjects that match your intellectual pursuits.
" '' '' study further through postgraduate studies.
Graphic design these days is not a trades profession that just requires 'making a pretty picture' but a carefully researched, planned and thought out design process, which draws inspirations from backgrounds such as a psychologic, economic, social, cultural and anthropologic viewpoints. So a chance to study at uni would better accommodate this.
You should also consider COFA UNSW Design as well. COFA design is still a better option than billy blue!
Hope you get in! CONGRATS ON YOUR ATAR!