Enrolments have been growing quickly, with the institute launching its new campaign Design Your World – emblematic of the global calibre of the course, the international connection it brings and the breadth of design studies it has on offer for student’s whose world centred around design.
Open Night was an opportunity for interested future students and families to experience the learning spaces, resources and facilities first-hand.
Located in the city’s edgy inner-north, the move to a new campus signals the design institute taking its place among the world-renowned LCI Network of 22 design schools globally.
“We offer unrivalled global education for students with a creative flair, driven to make their mark in the design world,” said LCI Asia Pacific President, Coralie Morrissey.
The new campus converts a heritage Collingwood warehouse – one of the 1880s Foy and Gibson buildings – to a bespoke design campus that fosters creativity, collaboration and innovation. Principal architect Kelly Wellington of Gray Puksand led guests on a tour of the building, explaining how heritage elements have been re-purposed in the new building.
A student and alumni panel hosted by Core Studies Coordinator Max Amner focussed on life at LCI Melbourne - from how to manage the self-doubt that can overtake creatives, to managing creative projects with peers in other disciplines. Thank you to current students Sabrina Zor (Visual Arts), Lou Kenton, (Fashion and Costume Design) and Gabrijela Sarlija (Visual Arts) and Alumni Stephanie Babinczky (Visual Arts) and Trent Bucknell (Communication Design) for so willingly sharing your experiences.
A range of events ensured the campus was buzzing on the night. Tutor, renowned artist and co-founder of Serial Skillers, Michael Peck, ran a popular ink workshop; Interior Design Coordinator Mireille Oberholster ran a styling workshop with Scandinavian-African inspired homewares and furniture from Weylandts, and Fashion & Costume Design Coordinator Adryan Scicluna and Alumni Jenna O’Connor and Josie Esposito ran fashion workshops.
LCI Melbourne uniquely specialises in a Bachelor of Design Arts. A major and sub-major can be selected from: Communication Design (Creative Advertising), Fashion & Costume Design, Filmmaking & Photography, Graphic & Digital Design, Interior Design, and Visual Arts.