Admissions

Domestic Fees and FEE-HELP

The Australian Government FEE-HELP loan scheme that assists students with tuition fees is available to the Academy’s eligible degree students. To find out more see our Financial Support page or visit the Government's Study Assist website. New Zealand applicants please refer to New Zealand - Study Assist.

Annual tuition fees for full-time domestic students commencing at the start of 2018 are as follows:

2018 annual full-time tuition fees - Domestic

COURSE + Major Study  Indicative
3 Years (Full-time)   2 Years (Accelerated)
Bachelor of Design Arts - Communication Design $23,173.00*
 $34,795.50**
Bachelor of Design Arts - Fashion & Costume Design $23,173.00*
 $34,795.50**
Bachelor of Design Arts - Filmmaking & Photography $23,173.00*
  $34,795.50** 
Bachelor of Design Arts - Graphic & Digital Design $23,173.00*
  $34,795.50** 
Bachelor of Design Arts - Interior Design $23,173.00*
  $34,795.50** 
Bachelor of Design Arts - Visual Arts $23,173.00*
 $34,795.50**

*Based on a study load of 10 units per year (Full-time, 3 years)

**Based on a study load of 15 units per year (Accelerated, 2 years)

  • Fees are billed per semester (2 times per year at 50% of the annual rate)
  • Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent study periods.
  • Before enrolling, applicants should read the Academy's Policy on Tuition Fee Refunds in the Assurances section of this website.
  • Part-time students pay pro-rata fees. Please consult the schedule of unit fees and census dates below for the units currently on offer.
  • Centrelink payments: For Centrelink purposes, to be classified as a full-time student you are required to enrol in a minimum of three units per trimester. Anything less than three units per trimester is deemed by Centrelink as part-time. 

Materials

The studios at the Academy of Design provide materials for students to study using a range of communication design, fashion & costume design, filmmaking & photography, graphic & digital design, and visual arts media. The computer labs are equipped with industry-standard computing equipment and software.

The Academy has strict rules in respect to the proper use of its resources and equipment, and students are required to sign agreements to that effect.

Students provide their own personal material requirements such as colour markers, folios and USB flash sticks. Students must also pay for printing and photocopying of their own work. You should budget on paying $300 to $500 per year for studio materials and production costs.

Students are given a list of Prescribed Texts at the start of each trimester. These are essential. (Each unit also has a Recommended Reading list, though it is not necessary to purchase these titles.) You should budget on paying $120 per trimester for textbooks.

Lockers are available for hire to store personal materials.

Unit Fees & Census Dates

Unit tuition fees for 2018 are available here! 

NB: Application process for International students is available here.

Details for Electronic Funds Transfer

If you elect to pay your domestic student tuition fees upfront you need to refer to the Tax Invoice issued by ADA.  Details you will need to make an Electronic Funds Transfer are below:

Bank Name:  HSBC
Account Name:
ADA Designated
Beneficiary name:
Academy of Design
BSB:
343 001
Account:
433 051 002
SWIFT/BIC:
HKBAAU2S
Reference:
Student's Full Name
Address:
Level 7, 20 Otter St, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia 3066

Card surcharges apply to payments made by cards in person via the EFTPOS terminals at the Academy of Design Australia campus:

  • VISA/Mastercard Card surcharge: 0.95%
  • EFTPOS savings/cheque Debit Bank Card: $0.30 per transaction
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