The Academy of Design Australia’s mission is to offer a high quality alternative to existing tertiary education in the Arts in universities.
In January 2018, the Academy of Design Australia will move into a new campus at 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood. The interior of this heritage-listed warehouse has been designed specifically for design arts education by architects Gray Puksand. The building forms part of the iconic Foy & Gibson complex and will position Academy students at the heart of the most vibrant arts precinct in Melbourne.
The Academy of Design Australia has been part of the LCI Education Network since 2015, allowing students and staff to connect to a 12,000 strong creative network around the globe.
We intend to build the distinctive character of the Academy by:
We intend to enhance our national and international reputation for academic excellence and leadership by:
In 1998 the Academy was founded as the Australian Academy of Design by Professor Robert Treseder, and was inaugurated by the Australian Academy of the Arts.
It was recognised as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No.4656) in 1999 by the Office of Training and Tertiary Education (OTTE). In 2001 the Academy was registered on Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS No. 02201G).
Between 2001 and 2006 the Academy offered bachelor and master degrees through an affiliation agreement with Charles Sturt University. In 2006, OTTE recognised the Academy as a Higher Education Provider able to offer bachelor degrees in its own right. The same year OTTE accredited the Bachelor of Design Arts, which was developed in association with the Australian Academy of the Arts. The degree, offered exclusively by the Academy, features major studies in:
The Academy had a change of status from a company limited by guarantee to a company limited by shares. This conversion took place on 12 May, 2016.