Life at LCI Melbourne

Our Warehouse Campus

A Vibrant Location

LCI Melbourne is located in Collingwood, Melbourne. Melbourne has been awarded 'most liveable city in the world' for seven years running by the Economist magazine, and is generally considered Australia’s major cultural centre. 

Collingwood contains an intriguing blend of local history, quirky entrepreneurship, hip hangouts, colourful street art and young creatives. It is spoilt for choice with an array of art galleries, boutiques, homeware stores, fashion houses, advertising agencies and design studios. Fabric stores, art supply shops and framing businesses are also plentiful along the main street and down laneways. 

New Warehouse Campus

In 2018, LCI Melbourne will move to the iconic Foy & Gibson building located at 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood. The new campus will position our students in the heart of the most vibrant arts and design precinct in Melbourne.

Foy and Gibson was Melbourne’s earliest department store chain, designing and producing a range of clothing, millinery and furniture in their magnificent 19th and early 20th century complex of factories, warehouses and showrooms. Today, behind the heritage-listed façade, lies a spacious campus with a light-filled atrium, range of modern learning studios, and a contemporary public art gallery.  

Students, staff, alumni and guest artists and designers will have an unrivalled opportunity to showcase their work to the local creative community, including top art galleries, fashion houses, entrepreneurial start-ups and architectural interior design businesses.

The new campus has been designed by Gray Puksand. Interior Design student Brooke Mills undertook her professional placement with the company. Read her story: Professional Placement: Designing our new campus or watch her describe her experience below.

 

Facilities

The LCI Melbourne campus features Mac computer labs, a reference library, dedicated study areas, an editing suite, student display space, personal studio spaces for Visual Arts students, and a communal student lounge area. It also boasts a large public contemporary gallery.