LCI Melbourne

LCI Melbourne is a higher education institute uniquely specialising in the design arts. As part of the global LCI Education Network, students have access to 22 partner campuses around the world and are inspired to design their own pathway to a creative future.

LCI Melbourne's Bachelor of Design Arts offers majors and sub-majors in a choice of: par - Communication Design (Creative Advertising) par - Fashion & Costume Designpar - Filmmaking & Photographypar - Graphic & Digital Designpar - Interior Designpar - Visual Arts.

Students can choose to accelerate their degree and finish in just two years!

The new LCI Melbourne campus opened in 2018 in the heritage-listed Foy & Gibson warehouse precinct in Collingwood. The impressively remodelled building features state-of-the-art facilities such as a public art gallery, editing suites, and industry-standard studios. The area is a creative hub with a range of art galleries, fashion houses and design studios, which provide many local professional placement opportunities for students.

Join LCI Melbourne and turn your creativity into a career!

LCI Melbourne was formerly known as the Academy of Design Australia, and was founded in 1998 as the Australian Academy of Design.

Provider CRICOS: 02201G

This provider is accredited to deliver courses to international students, (CRICOS code 02201G)

Entry requirements for LCI Melbourne


1. Academic Entry

Year 12 Australian Secondary Education qualification with an ATAR of 60 or equivalent (domestic or international students). Australian Year 12 students may apply to LCI Melbourne with their predicted ATAR to receive a conditional offer; or also submit a portfolio and attend an interview to guarantee entry regardless of the final ATAR result;


A recognised Diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree qualification in a field related to the design arts (obtained in Australia or internationally).

2. Creative Entry

Having prior industry/work experience, and/or completed units of a degree, associate degree or diploma from an accredited institution, plus successful entrance interview and folio presentation;


Submission of a design portfolio (6-10 pieces of original creative work), plus successful entrance interview;


Participation in a pre-selection kit (when no design portfolio exists), plus a successful entrance interview.

Additionally for International Applicantspar Equivalent IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5

Transfering your previous study credits

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which a student's life experience and work history are measured against the content of the course in which they have enrolled. If prior learning is relevant to that course, students may be exempt from some units. Should their RPL application be successful they will receive an ungraded pass in those units.

Students applying for RPL will be required to show where their prior learning and/or experience may be relevant. They may also be requested to attend an interview to discuss their application and, in some cases, to undertake a test to assess their existing knowledge and skill levels.

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