- Director Prof Robert Treseder
- Established 1998
- Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Vice principal www.designacademy.edu.au
The Australian Academy of Design is a not-for-profit private school of design based in Port Melbourne. A Government-recognised Higher Education Provider (HEP), it is one of only two Australian higher education institutions to deliver a Bachelor of Design Arts,and offers major studies in Advertising, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Photo Media and Visual Arts.
he Academy was inaugurated by the Australian Academy of the Arts in 1998. The President of the Senate, its governing body, is Professor Daryl Le Grew (former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania). The Academy's Patrons are renowned Australian designer Ken Cato and barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside AO QC.In 1999 the Academy was recognised by the Office of Training and Tertiary Education (OTTE) as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), and the following year it was included on the Commonwealth Register of Cultural Organisations.
The Academy campus is also home to the Clement Meadmore Gallery, which holds regular exhibitions of work by faculty, students and other emerging or outstanding artists, including winners of the annual Australian Academy of Design Photography Prize,the Australian Academy of Design Poster Prize and the Australian Academy of Design Fashion Prize. The Academy is also currently developing a collection of public art.The Academy has international study agreements with a number of international design institutions, including Utrecht School of the Arts, Northumbria University, Politecnico di Milano and Design Academy Eindhoven.