Introduction: AOD’s vision & its home at the Colombo Innovation Tower,  Empowers future innovators, visionaries and change makers to transform lives and make a remarkable impact on the world.  Making the impossible possible so the next generation can take on tomorrow ever so confidently AOD (The Academy of Design) remains Sri Lanka’s future-ready design dynamic with its key [...]


AOD announces final call for its September 2020 intake

Introduces 21st Century Hybrid Design Education Model, Ready to take on Tomorrow

AOD’s vision & its home at the Colombo Innovation Tower,  Empowers future innovators, visionaries and change makers to transform lives and make a remarkable impact on the world.  Making the impossible possible so the next generation can take on tomorrow ever so confidently

AOD (The Academy of Design) remains Sri Lanka’s future-ready design dynamic with its key partnership with one of UK’s finest design unis; Northumbria University UK, along with a faculty of designers from across the globe and the kind of place that can inspire the  best  of creativity, AOD has everything it takes to get the next generation ready for tomorrow for the best design Innovation careers out there. During the pandemic AOD elevated to more progressive heights leveraging its core strength in digital where AOD students› education continued un interrupted and even elevated further.

AOD & Northumbria University UK Degrees in Sri Lanka
With design degrees in Fashion, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing, Motion Graphics & Animation and Visual Communication Design from the Northumbria University, School of Design – UK which are full internal Degrees, students get a ticket to a great creative career in an international world, obtaining degree certificate that their UK counterparts get and AODs unique DNA to enhance them as full future ready creatives to be entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs of tomorrow.

AOD is also behind some of the most powerful design initiatives in the country, such as The Design For Sustainable Development Foundation that takes design to villages and creates livelihoods & takes Design to Industry. It’s also behind the country’s creative platforms, Sri Lanka Design Festival, The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ,The Island Craft Project and Sri Lanka’s first Fashion E commerce Platform  FMLK & Retail platforms such as Urban Island, creating remarkable opportunities for its students through these pioneering initiatives that go beyond education.

This unique combination of education, exposure and opportunities is what makes the AOD designer, a one-of-a-kind professional. AOD is also housed at the Colombo Innovation Tower, making the campus thrive in a unique eco along with some progressive tech companies, The museum of modern and contemporary art, Sri Lanka and the newly founded Artificial Intelligence Academy.

AOD believes in the power of design to change the world and these initiatives 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.
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, especially in areas such as Graphic and Visual Communication Design. AOD education has also 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.

The Programs
BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design
An award-winning degree hailing from UK’s beloved Northumbria University is one of the most popular programmes here at AOD. This programme helps the students develop their own distinctive signature style and by the time that the students graduate, they will make a significant mark in the world of fashion. This programme follows the same syllabus and content with special references to working in the South Asian context. During the programme, the students will get a chance to investigate and experiment with a diverse range of fashion disciplines including womenswear, menswear and knitwear.

nce they are ready to choose a specialisation, they will begin crafting their signature style. The final year is where they’ll begin to create, develop and produce their own individual collection for the graduate fashion show.

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing
The syllabus is from the UK’s Northumbria University, as one of their most revered flagship programmes and is internationally recognized for producing innovators. It aims to explore fashion concepts, products and promotions for future markets.AOD’s fashion marketing students engage in all aspects of fashion studies, from research into fashion markets and their customers, fashion forecasting, fashion graphics, illustration, photographic styling and promotional techniques, as well as design realization projects through pattern creation and garment construction.
BA (Hons) Interior Design
Interior design is the creative response to space, existing or newly built, that considers the function and use of its inhabitants, material what this degree achieves for its students by the time they graduate. Design projects throughout this degree investigate the key aspects of interior design such as re-use and remodeling lighting and experience etc. This learning experience takes place through a range of projects within the context of retail, branding and corporate identities, museums, exhibitions and event design, and even furniture and artifact design as part of bespoke interior space.
BA (Hons) Graphics & Visual Communication Design
An internationally recognized degree programme from UK’s Northumbria University. This degree syllabus is behind some of the most innovative designers around the world. This programme introduces students to the role of a professional designer as a visual thinker and a versatile problem solver. It encourages the development of concepts, research, experimentation, analysis and critical awareness in aspiring designers. The programme provides a fully rounded experience in graphic design while allowing specialization in the areas of branding, publishing or image-making.
BA (Hons) Motion Graphics and Animation Design
As the demand for animators in the domestic and international markets rises, Northumbria University’s degree at AOD is a great way to get right into this bustling business of animated pictures.
The degree focuses on motion graphics and animation from a design perspective and their applications in film, television, computer games, advertising and new media. The degree addresses this need by developing designers and animators who can work across this broad spectrum of the design industry and take advantage of these many opportunities.
Funding your Education
We want to inspire and empower the change makers of tomorrow. What we therefore cannot and will not do is exclude those who cannot shoulder the financial burden of paying for your education.
That is why we are very happy that with the help of our Exclusive Banking Partner HNB we offer the ‘Study Now, Pay Later’ option!
n Flexible monthly payment plans
n 0% 12 months interest free payment plans for Credit cards from Selected Banks
n Up to 20% Savings on full payment
September 2020 intake
If you are joining Northumbria this September then we have all the information you need about what to expect from your learning experience, accommodation options and more. Studying with is will be unlike any other higher education experience. Our intensive, interdisciplinary Bachelor’s programs are designed to dramatically improve the way you work and to prepare you for the reality of tomorrow’s workplace.
We are geared to digitally come to you giving you an opportunity to digitally book creative careers counselling.

To find out more about Fashion, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design, Graphics & Visual Communication Design and Motion Graphics & Animation Design, reach AOD Colombo on 0775727772, email or walk in between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday – No 477, Colombo Innovation Tower, R A De Mel mawatha, Colombo 4.

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