Northumbria University (UK), in partnership with the Academy of Design (AOD) now offers international design degrees in Fashion, Interior, and graphic designing in Sri Lanka.
Northumbria University School of Design (UK), one of the top five Universities in Europe has selected Academy of Design (AOD) International Design Campus to deliver their prestigious University Degrees right here in Sri Lanka that will be convenient and cost effective to a discerning fashion/design student of Sri Lanka. The Dean of the University of Northumbria-School of Design Steven Kyffin commented,
"We are proud to share Northumbria's award-winning education and vision with AOD International Design Campus for the past four years and through our powerful partnership we have delivered the identical education quality standards as our campus in the UK. The graduates that have passed out being recruited in the globally acclaimed Apparel business in Sri Lanka is a testimony to the discipline delivery of the Northumbria Degree at the AOD International Design Campus"
Northumbria University happens to have an outstanding history of over 160 years, producing some of the biggest design names in the world that includes people in the calibre of Sir Jonathan Ive- design chief for Apple for iPhone, iPad and iMac as well as Warren Trezevant animation design for world-famous Pixar films such as 'Finding Nemo'. This supremacy comes through the Northumbria's award-winning curriculum that meets the most cutting-edge design industry standards, placing Northumbria degrees among the top rated fashion/design qualifications globally.
Karen McLeod - Principal Northumbria Fashion/Design Degrees at AOD International Campus
The Sri Lankan Campus set up under the banner of AOD International Design Campus way back in 2009, offers five unique degrees qualifications which are Bachelor of Arts(BA-Hons) in the disciplines of Fashion, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing, and Graphic Design delivered by an eminent International faculty of experts with the Principal being a top of the line British designer- Karen MacLeod. "We have an all-rounder, design faculty that are American, British and Canadian etc. origins that gives the diversity and flavour in experience to the teaching apart from being educated in the best fashion/design schools in the world. What is noteworthy is that all of them have exceptional work experience that helps bring out the creativity of a student. We are proud, having produced the 300th graduate to Sri Lanka and are boasting a 100% employment track record,"said Mrs. MacLeod.
The reason for the strong demand for the Northumbria Fashion/Design degree in Sri Lanka is not only for the quality product it has to offer but also for the competitive pricing. Design professional Nithya Lamahewa, a student who graduated with the Northumbria Degree from the AOD International Campus voiced "I completed the identical degree certification to UK students, saving almost 70% of the cost by studying right here in Sri Lanka. I was also very clear that I do not want a Diploma but a fully fledged degree from a British University. After all, Europe happens to innovate fashion and design to the worldquipped Ms Lamahewa that just launched her own design label 'Nithya'.
Apart from the International faculty the facilities available at the AOD International campus such as the state-of-the-art Apple iMac Lab, Studio Rooms, Screen Printing and design machines enables a student to express their creativity in a real commercial setting said Principle Karen MacLeod.
"From the time we stepped into the campus, until we graduated, the experience was that of a truly international university. We were taught by a global faculty with standards required in international design and study tours to New York, Dubai etc. further validated this experience. Northumbria University Degree in Fashion/Design at AOD International Design Campus was definitely the right choice for me"concluded Nithya Lamahewa.
Admissions for 2013 have begun. CALL Norrthumbria Enrollment Hotline at AOD International Design Campus 0775980141 or 011 5867772 - 3 or log on to www.aod.lk or www.facebook.com/aodsrilanka, www.twitter.com/AOD_SRILANKA