Everything else.. Out-of-the-box Education Programmes in Sri Lanka

Out-of-the-box Education Programmes in Sri Lanka

2019 Oct 21

Choosing what degree you want to do can be a real hassle. With so many options out there nowadays settling for one career path might seem like a scary thing.

On top of the sheer number of options, there is also the fact that literally everyone either studies business, IT or medicine. Although these career choices might be safe and popular they are not for everyone.

We live in a time where opportunities are endless and no matter who you are and what you like to do there’s always a pathway to make what you love a lucrative career.

We have compiled a list of not so mainstream higher education options that you have to explore. Who knows? You might find your calling.


Artsy Stuff

Over the past decade or so Sri Lanka has seen an increase in educational programs focused on the creative industry. Whether it be graphic design, fashion, or even video game development there are a plethora of degrees and programs available for you to make a career out of being creative.


AMDT (Academy of Multimedia Design and Technology)

Programs: 3D Animation and Motion Graphics, 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Advertising and Marketing, Audio Production, Fashion Design and Marketing, Fashion Design and Textile, Film, Game Development, Graphic Design, Interactive Multimedia, Interior Design, Journalism and Media, Photography, Web and App Development

Duration: Typically two years

Address: 317A, Galle Road, Bambalapitiya

Website: https://amdt.lk


AOD (Academy of Design)

Programs: Fashion and Textile Design, Fashion Design and Marketing, Interior Design, Visual Communication Design, Motion Graphics and Animation Design

Duration: Three years

Address: 58 Lauries Road, Colombo Innovation Tower, Colombo 04

Website: https://www.aod.lk/


Raffles Colombo

Programs: Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Multimedia Design

Duration: Three years

Address: 74 Galle Rd, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka

Website: https://www.raffles.edu.lk/



Education about education

We all know someone who has always wanted to be a teacher or have that special touch. Even though anyone can teach there is a right way to do it and learning how to teach well can open up a lot of doors. The art of teaching is not the easiest to learn but if you’re good at it, it can lead to a truly fulfilling career.


AMI Good Shepherd Maria Montessori Training Centre

Programs: Diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale in the Netherlands

Duration: Two years

Address: St. Bridget’s Convent, 85, C.W.W.Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo 07

Website: http://www.amisbc.lk


IIHS (International Institute of Health Science)

Programs: Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education)

Duration: 50 hours

Address:  No 704, Negombo Rd, Welisara, Sri lanka

Website: http://iihsciences.edu.lk



SLIIT (Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology)

Programs: Bachelor of Education (English)

Duration: Four years

Address: SLIIT Malabe Campus, New Kandy Road, Malabe

Website: https://www.sliit.lk



Horizon Campus

Programs: Education, Education in Biological Science, Education in Physical Science, Education in English, Early Childhood Education

Duration:  Three years

Address: 482/B, Millennium Drive, Chandrika Kumaranathunga Mawatha, Malabe,

Website: https://horizoncampus.edu.lk



Business studies but fun

Business makes the world go round but there is more to business other than accounting and business management. In an industry as dynamic as business there are a lot of things to learn and a lot of paths that you can take towards doing something that you would enjoy.


Edulink International Campus

Programs: Business and Business Entrepreneurship

Duration:  Three years

Address: 06, Glen Aber Place, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka

Website: http://edulink.edu.lk


NIBM (National Institute of Business Management)

Programs: Marketing and Public Relations

Duration: Three years

Address: No: 120/5, Wijerama (Vidya) Mawatha, Colombo 07

Website: https://nibm.lk


These are just some of the not your run of the mill degrees and education programs what we were able to find in and around Colombo. Although it can be tempting to follow what’s popular settle down you owe it to yourself to find something that you love to commit your life to.



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