The Gold Coast is a fabulous place to study - with the weather, beach and green space easily accessible.
We are lucky enough to have 2 major universities here Griffith University and Bond University.
Having taught IT subjects at Griffith University since 2000 one aspect that makes the campus vibrant is the vast numbers of foreign students in classes.
Inspiration can come from many sources with the Gold Coast having plenty of trade and vocational courses on offer.
Acadamy of Design location Robina
Rycki Symmons studied in Sydney and went on to be Head designer of 'Brian Rochfords' before re-locating to Queensland. He headed the design team of a local business that provided corporate uniforms for companies such as Royal Pines Resort and the Marriott and designed the innaugural Gold Coast Indy uniforms. He also designed for several V8 car Racing teams such as Dick Johnson racing and Supercheap Autos. Rycki also designed for Warner Brothers Movie World, Dreamworld and Sea World as a graphic artist and won three International Graphic Arts awards at SGIA Singapore. Rycki went on to launch his own label and corporate uniform company where he won the Supreme Design award at the Gold Coast Fashion Awards. He has taught at the KVB institute/ Bond University prior to opening the Academy of Design.