The Future Is Creative!

What’s Next After London O/LS/, A /LS? ; Design Your Future with AOD in the Design Epicenter of Colombo

The future is creative

AOD has remained committed to its mission to provide a high quality education in Design for local students since its inception in 2001. With its powerful Partnership with Northumbria University  School of Design one of the top world class universities for Design Education, providing the likes of Sir Jonathan Ive Lead Designer of Apple, AOD has created remarkable opportunities for students to pursue their passion to launch creative careers here in Sri Lanka & aboard.

Building on this unrivaled reputation, AOD continues to produce the next generation of creative leaders preparing them for life & for more than just a degree: paid internships, field visits, industry focused syllabus, highly skilled faculty, open door policy for student consultation, strong student support services, study abroad programs, everything to make sure that students make the most of their college days invested in their future. Making the right choice after OLs and ALs choosing the right program that best fits your interests and career goals is of great importance. Future focused curriculums at AOD are recognized by the Northumbria University and the Degrees are approved by the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka. What’s more, AOD degree programs are quality assured by its partner universities and students receive their academic transcripts, identical to those issued in the UK in the partner university Northumbria University UK, thus benefiting from a dollar to dollar equivalent degree.

Those who have completed O/L and A/L could contact AOD to inquire on special admission procedures to facilitate post COVID deadlines. ; You can join AOD – Northtumbria University degree programs with pending O levels and A level results.

Undergraduate Degree Programs Offered at AOD

(Completion in Sri Lanka or UK)


Fashion Design and Fashion Design & Marketing

The fashion training at AOD steps away from the common take on fashion that involves drawing dresses and coming up with new styles off a catalogue. It is a course that pushes reality of the fashion industry in a much deeper sense and prepares fashion graduates to join this powerful industry by making their mark in the fashion world with own entrepreneurial ventures or by joining Sri Lanka’s multi-billion dollar apparel industry. The newly launched Northumbria UK Fashion Marketing & Design degree at AOD is setup to engage students in all aspects of fashion marketing studies, from forecasting, market research, fashion graphics, illustration, styling to promotional techniques and fashion media. This program gives an overview into Fashion business and how to drive with creativity. For those big dreamers with big ideas and entrepreneurial dreams, the course also grooms students on concept generation and understanding brand messages to design for market needs.

Interior Design

Interior design is a fast-growing sector that presents some of the most rewarding careers available today. Providing spatial and experiential solutions for hospitality, tourism, retail and other significant industries by allowing people to experience space in a new way, this industry is another venue that after ALs students can explore in design. The Northumbria UK interior design degree at AOD is structured to train professionals who are creative and independent thinkers with a great understanding of space and its elements such as lighting, surface texture and movement etc. 

Visual Communication Design & Motion Graphics & Animation

Among the key design career qualifications presented by AOD is visual communication (graphic) design. This is one of the most powerful degrees in design, giving access to over a hundred career paths across various businesses. It is a career that demands a high creative and strategic thinking input, and is the creative and strategic backbone of major industries such as advertising while also training students to take on modern creative roles in branding, corporate identity design, packaging, user-interface design, web design, user experience design etc. Similarly, AOD’s BA (Hons) Motion Graphics and Animation programme by Northumbria UK focuses on creating designers for film, television, computer games, advertising, software and new media.

AOD x Northumbria University

Why Northumbria?

Northumbria University UK is one of the best recognized British universities with an impressive ranking as one of the top five in Europe (Newsweek, '09). With Britain’s legendary status as the world creative hub, Northumbria extends its students an opportunity to graduate with a UK design degree that is recognized all over the world.

Northumbria has a proud history of over 160 years and has produced some of the biggest design names in the world. This includes Sir Jonathan Ive – the design chief of Apple Inc. and Warren Trezevant of Pixar Animation behind making of the big movies like 'Finding Nemo' and 'Up!' as well as designers for major brands such as Adidas, Black and Decker, Mars, Ford/Volvo, Puma, IDEO, Nokia, Philips, Samsung, JCB, Hewlett Packard and Lego.

Northumbria degrees are a highly respected design passport to work anywhere in the world and powers the careers of young aspiring designers. At AOD in Sri Lanka, Northumbria presents the same excellence of British design education in an identical form. With an international faculty validated by Northumbria UK and assessments directly by the university, AOD is able to present a unique Northumbria experience right here in Sri Lanka. 


Why get your Northumbria degree at AOD?

Northumbria's BA (Hons) Design degrees in fashion & textile design, fashion marketing & design, graphic design, motion graphics and animation design,  interior design are now available in a 100% internal, complete manner at AOD in Sri Lanka.

The uniqueness of Northumbria’s presence in Sri Lanka is in its offering of a 100% internal UK degree that can be completed in Colombo. This also presents a financial advantage saving up to almost 1/3 of the cost to receive the identical degree certification to studying in the UK. This provides a unique opportunity for students to graduate with a complete British design degree that enables them to work anywhere in the world.

The Northumbria University degrees at AOD are the only complete British design degrees that can be completed in a 100% internal manner in Sri Lanka.

AOD Creative Career Month


AOD has long been a promoter of futuristic career guidance and skill enhancement to meet tomorrow’s needs. With the Creative Career Month this December, AOD looks to initiate a closer look at the employment opportunities, skills development and higher education that especially caters for the creative types. AOD aims to help school leavers and their parents understand what the current shifts in business, technology and knowledge mean, particularly for jobs, skills and recruitment practices across industries, and why creative thinking roles are becoming so highly valued in business today.

Another major reason why AOD facilitates this progressive discourse on the future of jobs is due to recognition that ‘creativity and design thinking’ are receiving as one of the top skills of the future. “We think it’s really important for school leavers to understand the future of the job market and understand the significance of design and creative thinking before they plunge into higher education choices and career pathways. We are inviting all After ALs students, even After OLs students who’re surer of their next step, and their parents to join us,” said a creative career guidance expert from AOD

To find out more reach AOD Colombo on 0775727772, email or walk in between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday - Colombo Innovation Tower, No 477, R A De Mel mawatha, Colombo 4