Welcome to the Leading Creative industries Education Provider [ Established Since 2002 ]. We are a college that prides it’s self in staying ahead of the current trends in training and delivery – and providing a dynamic learning environment for all our students.

Staff – Administration

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Rycki Symons – Director of the Academy of Design


‘To create a college that offers an ‘educational experience’ takes great courage and innovation. The Academy of Design prides itself in creating a very special culture that combines quality education & small class sizes in an environment that is visually exciting and unique in the market place today.

‘We stand out’ is very prevalent when you visit the Academy or choose to study here. Our ‘family values’ and investment in our students creates a study environment that supports student performance. We look for trainers that can bring something special to each classroom, and our administration staff are not only passionate about our values but strive everyday to maintain what is unique to the Academy culture.

We continue to look forward to the future with great commitment and ethical focus. Our students will always remain at the forefront of our vision with an ongoing commitment to keep evolving & getting even better than we are today. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Academy of Design’.

Rycki started the Academy of Design in 2002. He has played a vital role in creating one of the leading private colleges on the Gold Coast – specialising in the creative & health science industries. His vision and creative diversity has made the Academy of Design leaders in its fields of study. This is led by innovation and a real focus on progressive curriculum that looks forward to the future. The Academy of Design offers a truly unique study experience for all its students with a true belief in ‘Your Success is Our success!

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