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New Collingwood Campus Opening in 2018!

We are moving in 2018!

In 2018, the Academy of Design Australia will move to the iconic Foy & Gibson building located at 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood. The new campus will position Academy students in the heart of the most vibrant arts and design precinct in Melbourne.

Foy and Gibson was Melbourne’s earliest department store chain, designing and producing a range of clothing, millinery and furniture in their magnificent 19th and early 20th century complex of factories, warehouses and showrooms.

Today, behind the heritage-listed façade, Gray Puksand Architects have designed a spacious campus with a light-filled atrium, range of modern learning spaces, and contemporary art gallery. 

View our virtual reality video of the new campus


Students, staff, alumni and guest artists and designers will have an unrivalled opportunity to showcase their work to the local creative community, including top art galleries, fashion houses, entrepreneurial start-ups and architectural interior design businesses.

Reflections from Interior Design Student - Brooke Mills |

Read her story: Professional Placement: Designing our new campus 

FIRST CLASSES TO COMMENCE IN 2018

Classes will commence in the new building in February 2018.

Email info@academyofdesign.edu.au for more information about the new building, or click to find out more about 2018 admission