Academy of Design Australia

Introduction

The Academy of Design Australia is a government-approved degree-awarding higher education institution educating students to become adaptable and creative thinkers who are capable of becoming highly successful communication design, fashion & costume design, filmmaking & photography, graphic & digital design, interior design and visual arts professionals. The Academy aims to develop industry leaders and offers high-quality courses and programs, developed in consultation with leading specialists in creative education.

Our Mission, Goals and Objectives

The Academy of Design’s mission is to offer a high quality alternative to existing tertiary education in the Arts in universities.

In realising this mission, our goals are to:

  • build the distinctive character of the Academy, and
  • enhance our national and international reputation for academic excellence and leadership.

We intend to build the distinctive character of the Academy by:

  • offering innovative specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programs relevant to the needs of graduates and industry
  • encouraging students seeking a career in the Arts to access programs through multiple pathways
  • creating a supportive learning environment by provision of appropriate student support services.

We intend to enhance our national and international reputation for academic excellence and leadership by:

  • developing knowledge and skills in students which foster their creativity and innovation
  • promoting a global perspective among students and building their determination to strive for international recognition and excellence
  • embedding nationally and internationally marketable skills within the curriculum
  • attracting and retaining high quality teaching staff
  • encouraging scholarship in teaching.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Bachelor of Design Arts: Communication Design

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Our Communication Design program opens up a world of opportunities. Focussed on creative solutions for clients and their brands, you will develop a deep and strategic understanding of consumer behaviour and the motivations and emotions surrounding a brand’s engagement. You’ll refine planning and craft skills, such as art direction and copywriting, and develop your ability to conceptualise and manage a campaign, from brief to channel delivery. [+]

Our Communication Design program opens up a world of opportunities. Focussed on creative solutions for clients and their brands, you will develop a deep and strategic understanding of consumer behaviour and the motivations and emotions surrounding a brand’s engagement. You’ll refine planning and craft skills, such as art direction and copywriting, and develop your ability to conceptualise and manage a campaign, from brief to channel delivery. Your student experience will be further enriched via agency engagement and industry mentoring. As an Academy graduate with a major in Communication Design you can capitalise on the mobility and global opportunities the advertising industry now offers, and look forward to professional roles such as creative director, branding consultant, finished artist, PR agent, trend analyst or visual merchandiser. COURSE OBJECTIVES Identify and develop creative solutions for clients and their brands. Develop a deep and strategic understanding of consumer behaviour and the motivations and emotion surrounding brand engagement. Expand and refine planning and craft skills, such as art direction and copywriting. Ability to conceptualise and manage a campaign, from brief to channel delivery. Exposure to agency engagement and industry mentoring. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Graphic & Digital Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Creative students Excellent communication skills Interest in how emotion influences human behaviour Innovative thinker CAREER POSSIBILITIES After you graduate, you will bring your talents to a web and multimedia applications production company and collaborate with people within the industry such as artistic directors, designers, programmers or with an advertising agency, the marketing team of a company or even a government agency. CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES Small classes. Generally no more than 18. State of the art facilities, including industry standard computing equipment and software. DEGREE Bachelor of Design Arts REQUIRED MATERIALS During Orientation the Academy will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the program. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists of five credit-bearing units of study per semester. 15-17 hours per week. 16 week semesters. BE A STUDENT FOR A DAY Come spend the day with our students and teachers! This is a unique opportunity to help you make a better choice. It’s free of charge and with no future obligations. [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Fashion & Costume Design

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

In our Fashion & Costume Design program you can look forward to a career full of glamour and style. Design principles are central to the course. You will create garments through applied design processes – from idea generation, to mood boards and storyboards that address design briefs and trend forecasts, textile selection and practical garment construction. [+]

In our Fashion & Costume Design program you can look forward to a career full of glamour and style. Design principles are central to the course. You will create garments through applied design processes – from idea generation, to mood boards and storyboards that address design briefs and trend forecasts, textile selection and practical garment construction. You will gain an understanding of commercial manufacturing, logistics and distribution, supported by an insight into the power of marketing and the importance of branding and fashion shows. As an Academy graduate with a major in Fashion & Costume Design you can launch your own fashion label, enter fashion retail or marketing, or design and handle production for boutique or large-scale manufacturers. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understanding and application of design principles. Garment construction through applied design processes, from idea generation to execution. Understand commercial manufacturing, logistics and distribution. Develop an understanding of fashion marketing and the importance of branding. Ability to project manage fashion events. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Graphic & Digital Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. CAREER POSSIBILITIES Graduates can launch their own fashion label, design and handle production for boutique or large-scale manufacturers, enter fashion retail or marketing. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists of five credit-bearing units of study per semester. 15-17 hours per week. 16 week semesters. CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES Small classes. Generally no more than 18. State of the art facilities, including industry standard computing equipment and software. REQUIRED MATERIALS During Orientation the Academy will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the program. BE A STUDENT FOR A DAY Come spend the day with our students and teachers! This is a unique opportunity to help you make a better choice. It’s free of charge and with no future obligations. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Creative Interest in fashion and fashion trends Innovative thinker DEGREE Bachelor of Design Arts [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Filmmaking & Photography

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

If you have a creative eye for detail, our Filmmaking & Photography program will provide a focus for you to explore interests in both still and motion photo imagery. Covering both historical and contemporary photographic and filmmaking methods, the program provides a springboard for you to produce creative and innovative visuals. [+]

If you have a creative eye for detail, our Filmmaking & Photography program will provide a focus for you to explore interests in both still and motion photo imagery. Covering both historical and contemporary photographic and filmmaking methods, the program provides a springboard for you to produce creative and innovative visuals. Imagery is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes, allowing you to merge your ideas and skills to complete your concepts with finesse and critical expertise. This knowledge base will give you the flexibility to progress your career, from traditional forms of photo media to newer models, in a variety of employment opportunities, either freelance or within a studio. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand how imagery is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes Refine raw ideas, develop narrative and understand genre, and recognize and develop creative strengths. Skills in image composition for both photography and filmmaking. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Graphic & Digital Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists of five credit-bearing units of study per semester. 15-17 contact hours per week. 16 week semesters. CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES Small classes. Generally no more than 18. State of the art facilities, including industry-standard production and post-production and equipment. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Creative students Excellent communication skills Innovative thinker CAREER POSSIBILITIES This knowledge base will give you the flexibility to progress your career, from traditional forms of photo media to newer models, in a variety of employment opportunities, either freelance or within a studio. DEGREE Bachelor of Design Arts BE A STUDENT FOR A DAY Come spend the day with our students and teachers! This is a unique opportunity to help you make a better choice. It’s free of charge and with no future obligations. REQUIRED MATERIALS During Orientation the Academy will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the program. [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Graphic & Digital Design

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Our Graphic & Digital Design program will provide you with a broad range of specialisations, such as print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design. Whatever design direction you take, you can create and produce technically refined designs against objectives and outcomes outlined within the briefing procedure. [+]

Our Graphic & Digital Design program will provide you with a broad range of specialisations, such as print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design. Whatever design direction you take, you can create and produce technically refined designs against objectives and outcomes outlined within the briefing procedure. Engaging with design studio environments, both simulated and actual, will further enhance your professional creativity and extend your skills. The program will provide you with detailed technical knowledge of leading-edge digital tools allowing you to realise your designs. The Academy’s Graphic & Digital Design program will also advance your visual literacy and cultivate your design aesthetic, leading to dynamic and rewarding career outcomes such as Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Multimedia Designer or Storyboard Artist. COURSE OBJECTIVES Adeptness with a broad range of skills, including: print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design. Conceive, develop and produce technically refined designs to meet a creative brief. Detailed knowledge of leading edge digital tools. Use the design process to achieve sophisticated design outcomes. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities. Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Communication Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists of five credit-bearing units of study per semester. 15-17 contact hours per week. 16 week semesters. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Creative students Excellent communication skills Innovative thinker Interest in new and emerging creative technologies DEGREE Bachelor of Design Arts CAREER POSSIBILITIES As an Academy graduate with a major in Graphic & Digital Design you are poised to enter an exciting industry with job possibilities such as Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Multimedia Designer Animator, Packaging Designer, Typographer or Motion Graphic Designer. REQUIRED MATERIALS During Orientation the Academy will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the program. CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES Small classes. Generally no more than 18. State of the art facilities, including industry-standard computing equipment and software. BE A STUDENT FOR A DAY Come spend the day with our students and teachers! This is a unique opportunity to help you make a better choice. It’s free of charge and with no future obligations. [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Interior Design

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

With immense global urbanisation, never before has interior design offered so many opportunities to change the way people live. [+]

With immense global urbanisation, never before has interior design offered so many opportunities to change the way people live. With a strong focus on space, students discover the history and world of interiors, and how to conceptualise, develop, and produce dynamic and engaging spaces in both a residential and commercial context. The conceptual, theoretical and technical knowledge and skills gained, allows graduates to excel in a career where place and people meet. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand and appreciate a client’s needs and resulting space requirements Identify and address spatial and function needs for interiors Integrate research and technical specifications into the design process Understand and design for residential and commercial space needs Appreciate and apply key concepts in sustainability Understand style and trend forecasting in the design process. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Creative students with an interest in space, function, and form Excellent communication skills Solutions oriented problem solver ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. CAREER POSSIBILITIES Graduating with a major in Interior Design prepares you for a range of different career possibilities both within a residential or commercial context. Opportunities are also available to design spaces with a view to specific industries; for example set design for film, theatre and television. Designing for specific demographics is also possible including creating and modifying spaces to accommodate user needs. Potential also exists for sustainable design using natural textiles, energy efficient materials, and ergonomic design. CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES Small classes. Generally no more than 18. State of the art facilities, including industry-standard production and post-production and equipment. DEGREE Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design REQUIRED MATERIALS During Orientation the Academy will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the program. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists of five credit-bearing units of study per semester. 15-17 contact hours per week. 16 week semesters. BE A STUDENT FOR A DAY Come spend the day with our students and teachers! This is a unique opportunity to help you make a better choice. It’s free of charge and with no future obligations. [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Visual Arts

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

If you have creative flair and an artistic leaning, our Visual Arts program allows you to explore and experiment with your expressive nature. Entwined with theory, the program will support you towards realising your creative vision through research, art history, traditional practice methods, and contemporary approaches to art in materials and process. [+]

If you have creative flair and an artistic leaning, our Visual Arts program allows you to explore and experiment with your expressive nature. Entwined with theory, the program will support you towards realising your creative vision through research, art history, traditional practice methods, and contemporary approaches to art in materials and process. You will develop foundational skills in life drawing and observational drawing and learn techniques to enable the manifestation of your art production. Advanced knowledge of national and international artists and their practice will provide a framework and context for you to locate your own emerging practice. As an Academy graduate with a major in Visual Arts, you will have wide-ranging professional opportunities – for example, practising as an exhibiting artist, commercial illustration, teaching, or working in gallery and museum collections. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand approaches to art in materials and process Foundation skills in life and observational drawing Advanced knowledge of national and international artists and their practice Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Filmmaking & Photography stream or one of the other creative disciplines. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Creative students Excellent communication skills Innovative thinker ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. CAREER POSSIBILITIES Graduating with a major in Visual Arts offers wide-ranging professional opportunities: for example, practising as an exhibiting artist, commercial illustration, teaching, or working in gallery and museum collections. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists of five credit-bearing units of study per semester. 15-17 hours per week. 16 week semesters. DEGREE Bachelor of Design Arts REQUIRED MATERIALS During Orientation the Academy will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the program. CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES Small classes. Generally no more than 18. State of the art facilities, including dedicated studio spaces. BE A STUDENT FOR A DAY Come spend the day with our students and teachers! This is a unique opportunity to help you make a better choice. It’s free of charge and with no future obligations. [-]

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Level 7, 20 Otter Street Collingwood 3066
Melbourne, Victoria, AU