The Karl von Busse Institute of Design is a Sydney design school that offers Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Visual Merchandising and Textile Merchandising.

Karl von Busse

With over thirty-five years of experience, Karl has established a new type of Sydney design school, one based on his passion for training young designers.


The essence of our passion is to be creative, unique and professional.


To train creative young people in design so that they can gain employment in the design industry of their choice and gain fulfilment through creative endeavours.


Information Pack

Download the Information Pack to learn more about our design courses and programs.

Upcoming Events

Karl von Busse Open Day

We cannot wait to see you at our upcoming open day where you will get to mingle with our staff and students and get all the information you need about studying at the Karl von Busse Institute of Design.

Date: November 14, 2015
Time: 11:00am
Venue: Level 2, 400 Kent Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

From Students


Mr Karl von Busse

Mr Karl von Busse

Ms San San von Busse
Managing Director

Ms San San von Busse

Prof. Tony Shannon AM

Prof. Tony Shannon AM

Ms Savitri Gandakusumah
Head of Interior and Graphic Design

Ms Savitri Gandakusumah

Ms Ella Velich
Head of Fashion Design

Ms Ella Velich

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