Academy of Design (AOD) is Sri Lanka's pioneering design educator, and an influential creative authority driving a future-ready design dynamic from South Asia. It offers Bachelor of Arts in Fashion, Interior Design, Motion Graphics & Animation and Visual Communication and Master of Arts in Design Innovation, Design Management & Entrepreneurship and Contour Fashion which has much demand in the country – one of the most influential sustainable fashion manufacturing destinations globally.
AOD is not only a design educator, it’s an ecosystem of organizations, brands and projects that drive one mission: to make a difference through design. It is closely linked with the heritage craft sector in Sri Lanka, and on the other end a strong network of industry partners. This unique combination of education, cultural and industrial exposure with the opportunities it brings, makes the AOD designer a one-of-a-kind holistic creative professional who remains 100% employed and sought after by businesses.
DESIGN FOUNDATION PROGRAM
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. Once 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.
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.