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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the relationship between the Academy of Design and RCC Institute of Technology?
Where is the Academy of Design?
Where is the Academy of Design accredited?
What programs does the Academy of Design offer?

Is there someone I can speak to regarding financing my education at the Academy of Design?
Can I get a student loan to study at the Academy of Design?
How else can the Academy of Design assist me in paying for my education?
How do I find out more about the Academy of Design?
How do I apply for one of the Academy of Design’s programs?
What are the prerequisites to apply to the Academy of Design?
How long are the Academy of Design’s programs?


What is the relationship between the Academy of Design and RCC Institute of Technology?
RCC Institute of Technology is the parent institution for the Academy of Design. The other schools under the RCC umbrella are the Toronto Film School and the School of Engineering Technology & Computing.

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Where is the Academy of Design?

Academy of Design programs are located at two different campuses: Interior Design is taught at the Steeles Campus at 2000 Steeles Ave. W while Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Graphic Design & Interactive Media programs are found at the Davisville Campus at 1835 Yonge St.

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for more information on RCC’s three campus locations.

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Where is the Academy of Design accredited?
The Bachelor of Interior Design program at the Academy of Design became approved by the Government of Ontario in 2011, by Ministerial consent.

View details about the review process in Ontario and the standards by which RCC Institute of Technology’s programs are judged by the Ontario Post-Secondary Education Quality Assurance Board.

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What programs does the Academy of Design offer?


The programs at the Academy of Design at RCC Institute of Technology are:

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Is there someone I can speak to regarding financing my education at the Academy of Design?
First, see the Financial Aid section for more information. If you have additional questions, please fill out a request information form online or call to speak to a Financial Aid Officer directly: 416-929-0121

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Can I get a student loan to study at the Academy of Design?
Yes. Find out more about student loan opportunities at RCC on the Canada Student Loan Program page and the Ontario Student Loan page.

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How else can the Academy of Design assist me in paying for my education?
Have a look at the Financial Aid section for more information. If you have additional questions, please speak to a Financial Aid Officer directly: 1-866-838-6542

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How do I find out more about the Academy of Design?
Either visit the Contact Us page or fill out an information request form online.

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How do I apply for one of the Academy of Design’s programs?

Apply online by visiting the online application form

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What are the prerequisites to apply to the Academy of Design?

Prerequisites for admission to the Academy of Design vary by program. Prospective students should view the Admission Requirements page for their program of interest:

They should also view the Admission Requirements page for the school as a whole.

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How long are the Academy of Design’s programs?

  • Bachelor of Interior Design – 3 years
  • Interior Decorating diploma – 18 months 
  • Fashion Design 
diploma – 18 months
  • Fashion Marketing & Merchandising 
diploma – 18 months
  • Graphic Design & Interactive Media 
diploma – 12 months

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