Applications

Creative Entry

To apply for the Bachelor of Design Arts, you must apply directly to LCI Melbourne via two entry routes; Academic Entry or Creative Entry.   In relation to any interview that may need to be conducted, this interview can take place in person or via video conferencing.  Discuss your needs with the LCI Melbourne Admissions Adviser.

Creative Entry

Applicants currently completing Year 12

You can apply to LCI Melbourne before you finish your Year 12 studies. You can attend an interview and show your portfolio to be considered for admission to the course. If you do not have a portfolio, you can complete a selection activity designed by LCI Melbourne.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the last 2 years)

You can attend an interview and show your portfolio to be considered for admission to the course. If you do not have a portfolio, you can complete a selection activity designed by LCI Melbourne.

Interstate Applicants currently completing Year 12 or with recent secondary education (within the last 2 years)

Interstate applicants are eligible to apply for the course via Creative Entry. Those applicants who cannot attend an interview in person in Melbourne may be assessed for entry via a digital portfolio and Skype interview.

Applicants having completed Vocational Education training

You can attend an interview, show your portfolio, and discuss your prior study history, to be considered for admission to the course. If you do not have a portfolio, you can complete a selection activity designed by LCI Melbourne. Read about recognition of prior learning to gain credit for previous study, and shorten the length of your studies at LCI Melbourne.

Applicants with higher education study

You can attend an interview, show your portfolio, and discuss your prior study history, to be considered for admission to the course. If you do not have a portfolio, you can complete a selection activity designed by LCI Melbourne. Read about recognition of prior learning to gain credit for previous study, and shorten the length of your studies at LCI Melbourne.

Applicants with prior creative industry or relevant work experience

You can attend an interview, show your portfolio, and discuss your work history, to be considered for admission to the course. If you do not have a portfolio, you can complete a selection activity designed by LCI Melbourne.

Domestic applicants who have been living overseas but with no qualifications

Australian applicants who have been living overseas but who have no qualifications can apply to the course via the creative entry process.

International Applicants

In addition to meeting one of the criteria above, international applicants who wish to apply to the LCI Melbourne course via Creative Entry, must hold the equivalent IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5. Those applicants who cannot attend an interview in person in Melbourne may be assessed for entry via a digital portfolio and Skype interview.

Portfolio and Interview Process

Discover what can be included in a portfolio, how the interview process works, and the selection criteria for Creative Entry, in our Creative Entry Guide.

What happens if I am not accepted via Creative Entry?

After your interview and portfolio presentation, an Admissions Officer will be in touch with a Letter of Offer or in some cases, a letter declining a place on the course. We encourage those applicants who are not accepted after the first interview, to take our feedback into account, and reapply when they are ready.