BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design Degree / 3 Years Full Time


Design, conceptual thinking, image presentation and of course individuality are just some of the qualities which combine to drive fashion. Through our award winning degree from Northumbria University UK, over the three years you study with us, you will develop your own distinctive design handwriting so that, when you graduate, you will be ready to make your mark on the world of fashion too.


In year one you get the chance to investigate and experiment with a diverse range of fashion disciplines including womenswear, menswear, textiles and knitwear. By year two you are ready to choose your specialism and can really begin to make your mark. Through a combination of tutorial guidance, project ‘crits’, lectures, competitions, live industrial projects and placements you will build your understanding, expertise and portfolio. By your final year you can realise your personal vision through a capsule collection conceived, developed and presented by you as well as creating your final portfolio of design project work, essential to get the right start in your future career.

What our Graduates say about us

Davina David Fernandes
BA(Hons)  Fashion & Textile Design

I’m from India  but lived in Oman, and I couldn’t find a real international design  experience close to home.  So when my Sri Lankan  friend  said that AOD works in partnership with Northumbria and has great  international faculty, I decided to check it out. What I like about studying in Sri Lanka and at AOD, is that everything from traditional craftsto modern technology is just a drive away, it’s very useful to a designer.

Chantelle Phyllis Rodrigues
BA(Hons) Fashion & Textile Design

I’m originally from Pakistan and one of my favourite things about studying at AOD here in Sri Lanka is the richness and the openness of the cultures here. I’ve started dressing completely different after coming here, and I love the colours, patterns and the prints around me. I find it really inspiring.

Rong Liu
BA(Hons) Fashion & Textile Design

It’s a great experience to study here at AOD and in Sri Lanka, the locals are all very friendly and helpful. I find AOD’s Northumbria Fashion degree extremely interesting and inspiring, and I believe it will definitely lead me to where I wish to go as a fashion designer.

 What the Design Industry says about us

“On behalf of MAS Holdings, I would like to recognise AOD for playing an important role in the education and development of design competency as the centre for South Asian Operations to Northumbria University – School of Design, UK. Design will play a crucial role in the future of the Sri Lankan Apparel industry and MAS Holdings recognises the importance of instilling creativity in young minds through design education.”

Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean
Chairman of MAS Holdings

“I commend AOD for its continued efforts in the development of the creative industries and administering internationally recognized Design Education from the prestigious Northumbria University - School of Design in the UK. I am certain that these efforts will lead to the development of the next generation of fashion graduates with the requisite skills that the market demands to support the growth of the industry.”

Ashroff Omar
CEO of Brandix Lanka Limited