Tell me more about AOD

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 along with certificate programs in Jewellery Design and Photography, 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, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka, Island Craft Project and 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.         

Over the past decade, AOD has established itself as the most trusted partner for design led industries in Sri Lanka and abroad; another reason why AOD designers remain 100% employed and sought after by businesses.

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.

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