Filmmaking & Photography
Filmmaking & Photography | Filmmaking & Photography

In the LCI Melbourne Filmmaking & Photography program you will develop the skills of visual storytelling to make content that stands out from the crowd. You will learn to develop, edit and refine ideas across a variety of creative mediums. 

Commencing with still images and photography, you will learn the practical components of digital photography in studio and location environments, and develop a strong foundation in digital workflow and image correction and adjustment. You will expand your creativity by migrating to moving image and filmmaking; working with actors, producing live action narrative based short films, and gaining an insight into digital visual effects and animation.

Work is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes, allowing you to merge your ideas and skills to bring your concepts to fruition with finesse and critical expertise. This knowledge base will give you the flexibility to progress your career, from traditional forms of photo media to newer models, in a variety of employment opportunities ranging from freelance assistant, commercial/editorial photographer, social media photographer/video producer, studio manager and film maker.

  • Understand how imagery is developed using the latest digital technologies and workflow processes
  • Refine raw ideas, develop narrative and understand genre, and recognize and develop creative strengths
  • Skills in image composition for both photography and filmmaking
  • Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities
  • Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Graphic & Digital Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines.

An LCI Melbourne Bachelor of Design Arts (Filmmaking & Photography) may lead to a future career as a: Commercial Photographer, Social Media Content Creator, Director, Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Freelance Film Crew Member, Photography Assistant, Editor, VFX Supervisor or Animator.

To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. If you are a domestic student aged under 18 you can enrol at LCI Melbourne but you will need your parent or guardian's consent. Unfortunately we are unable to enrol international students under the age of 18.

  • Creative students
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Innovative thinker.

  • Small classes. Generally no more than 18.
  • State of the art facilities, including industry standard computing equipment and software.

Bachelor of Design Arts (Filmmaking & Photography)

The Professional Studies units of the Bachelor of Design Arts ensure students secure industry placements to enhance their skills and experience - giving them an edge when they graduate. Work experience in the industry can include assisting in a photography studio, working as a crew member on film or television productions, or working in-house in an animation studio or vfx post-production house.

The Bachelor of Design Arts can be completed over 3 years full-time (10 units per academic year) or 2 years fast-tracked full-time (15 units per academic year). Part-time study is also available. An academic year is divided into three twelve week study periods, called ‘trimesters’. 


80% project work (including practical work, essays, presentations and group assignments) and 20% test.