About Us

Our campus location

Location and Facilitites


The Academy of Design is located in Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia and generally considered Australia’s major cultural centre. The Academy campus, situated at 7/20 Otter Street is close to the Melbourne CBD in Collingwood (see Location Map below).

It is surrounded by professional studios, galleries and industries relevant to the courses conducted by the Academy and is only 10 minutes by public transport from the CBD.


The Academy of Design provides classroom style learning which supports its philosophy of small class sizes.  

The campus features onsite computer labs, a reference library, dedicated study areas, student display space, Mac computer labs, personal studio spaces for second and third year Visual Arts students along with a communal student lounge area.  Collingwood offers an array of food options, interesting shopping, galleries, nightlife and is also close to other amenities such as supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies and convenient stores.