If your institution is not included in the ADERG Graduate Showcase, and you would like it to be, please download the Call for Entries or contact the Publisher (see below).

If your institution offers creative arts courses and is not in the ADERG Directory, please contact the Publisher (see below).


The Call for Entries for ADERG 2018 is now available.


Bookings for the Graduate Showcase in ADERG 2018 can be made by email or fax using the forms in the Call for Entries, or online using the online booking form.

Click here to go to the Online Booking Form


If you need a copy of the Call for Entries emailed to you, or if you any queries relating to ADERG participation, please contact the Publisher either by email or via the Feedback page (opens in new window).

Colin Wood
DGi Media
03 9755 3055


The ADERG Find-a-Course subject pages now include videos which are presented at 720 x 407. but they can be supplied larger. The preferred for codec is MP4.

This one is hosted by ADERG at Vimeo which is our preferred platform.


In addition to 12 pictures in an image gallery, videos can be presented in a separate box. These can be provided for ADERG to serve from Vimeo, or the video can have an embedded link to an existing video on YouTube or Vimeo. This is an example from Box Hill Institute in Melbourne.

The video below is hosted by the ADERG Channel at YouTube, but you can send us the embed code for your existing videos hosted at Vimeo or YouTube.


We have conducted two surveys of Career Advisers. In both cases it was clear that the book format continues to be very popular, and the first choice of many, The most common comment is that ADERG has the information "all in one place". No amount of web browsing can claim that.


2014 ADERG Survey of Career Advisers and teachers

2013 ADERG Survey of Career Advisers and teachers



  • The Art & Design Education Resource Guide (ADERG) is published in early July each year and is the only medium that focuses solely on the creative arts subjects offered at Australian tertiary institutions. As such it has become the industry standard reference, and we have been told by many people that they regard ADERG as the 'bible' in this area.
  • It was first published in 1983 as a special issue of Design World magazine. Since then it has grown in stature and in 1994 became a stand-alone publication. Since then it has become firmly established as the standard reference for creative courses at tertiary institutions.
  • A complimentary copy is sent to every Australian secondary school (government and private) that includes Years 11 and twelve. It is addressed generically to the Careers Adviser.
  • In addition, there is considerable interest from Art/Design teachers and Librarians who purchase additional copies. It is not unusual for a school to have as many as four copies.
  • A double-sided, full-colour A2 poster is included in every copy sent to schools. These are displayed around schools to announce ADERG's arrival to students.
  • The usual comment from Careers Advisers is that they love that the information is 'all in one place'. Nothing else comes close to providing this.
  • While we can't say how many students see the publication, it is surely a major source of information for perhaps 250,000 students each year. Of course, Careers Advisers are not specialists in the creative arts, and there are many changes from year to year. Thus they rely heavily on ADERG for current information.
  • We have conducted two annual surveys of Career Advisers and Teachers. The results, together with their comments, are available as downloads (see above).
  • While a comprehensive directory in itself is a valuable resource, for creative subjects, nothings beats pictures. The annual showcases of graduate work provide a honeypot that entices the students to imagine what they could do themselves. These pages add substance to the publication, making it hard to overlook.
  • We also make copies available to key people in the tertiary sector. This is important as it assists professional educators in keeping abreast of the state of art and design education.
  • The readership of each copy depends on where it is; in a school, a tertiary institution or home. While the readership per copy in a school is effectively a complete year's students, in the home it is likely to be all family members.


Compared with 'regular' advertising media, ADERG has a very low wastage factor. Newspaper advertisements are fleeting and short-lived; outdoor advertising is usefully repetitive, but lacks detail; internet advertising relies on a serendipitous shotgun approach; trade shows are a good way to get to parts of a target audience, but are here today/gone tomorrow; ADERG gets right to the chalkface and is available and used over many months by the very people you need to know about the courses. Every copy finds a good home.
Social media? This is an integrated part of modern life, and ADERG is part of it. We expect the marketing executives at all Tertiary institutions to have a robust social media program, and with ADERG you have the perfect partner; the 'baseline' marketing tool upon which you can build your unique profile and actively seek out next year's intake. ADERG also has its own social media program.


One of the most valuable aspects of ADERG is that all of the information is in one place. Every university or college has its own website, and the amount of information is quite daunting. ADERG puts all the information at the fingertips of Career Advisers and students in a very palatable format. The graduate showcase image-rich pages are the honeypot, while the directory contains all potential students need to know to make a decision and to take the next step in selecting what to study and where to study.