About Us

Academy of Design (AOD) is Sri Lanka’s most future-ready design dynamic. With a partnership with one of UK’s finest design unis; Northumbria University UK, a faculty of designers from across the globe and the kind of place that can inspire your best creativity, AOD has everything it takes to get you ready for tomorrow for the best design careers out there.

With design degrees in Fashion, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing, Motion Graphics & Animation and Visual Communication Design from the Northumbria University, School of Design – UK AOD is your ticket to a great creative career.

We don't stop there. AOD is behind some of the most powerful design initiatives in the country, such as Sri Lanka Design Festival, Island Craft Project, Urban Island and www.fashionmarket.lk creating remarkable opportunities for our students. This unique combination of education, exposure and opportunities is what makes the AOD designer, a one-of-a-kind creative professional.          

AOD education has been recognized award after award. From the ISTD (International Society for Typographic Design), Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Graduate Fashion Week UK, Cannes Lions Ad Fest to London Fashion Week, our talent has been invited all over the world.

Training young people to become professional designers who can work with the industry to bring about this change, is the groundwork for this AOD mission. Our designers work with many industries like apparel, tourism, fashion, advertising, UX design, contemporary craft, interior architecture etc. as well as the government of Sri Lanka. AOD is not just about providing a great education - we are much more.

AOD believes in the power of design to change the world. AOD initiatives like Sri Lanka Design Festival, Island Collection and www.fashionmarket.lk are behind creating a major recognition for design in the country and the new opportunities created through this work are open to all AOD students.