We responded to the demand from students who want to join the profession with- out delay. We designed the degree to deliver six trimesters in two years without compromising on the learning by reducing the semester breaks and starting and finishing later in the year.
LCI Melbourne is an Institute of Higher Education, like a university, so it is different to secondary school as it prepares you to transition to become a working professional designer or artist.
It is expected that you will do a considerable amount of your creative and academic work outside of the timetabled classes. A full-time load is approximately 15 hours in class activity and then allow approximately 20 hours a week for student directed additional work at your own pace. You will have 2 to 3 days per week on campus – although you can always hang out when you don’t have formal classes and use the resources and space.
*Also, there is no uniform and no school bell....
From Trimester 1, 2023, the Bachelor of Design Arts will only be available full-time on campus.
In exceptional circumstances, however, students can request, through an internal process, to reduce their load.
Like many other institutes, during the pandemic and lockdowns we responded flexibly to our students needs and provided part-time and off-campus delivery
but for new intakes from 2023, we have decided that we can provide a great on- campus experience that supports our community of learners, artists and designers more effectively.
If you want to study part-time and on-line, you might like to consider our Higher Education Diploma of Fashion Design or Higher Education Diploma of Graphic Design which will be offered in part-time and on-line mode only. Both Diplomas pathway to the Bachelor of Design Arts in the second year.
Even with LCI Melbourne's support systems, students sometimes require time off during their studies due to personal difficulties or other reasons. At any time after commencement, you may apply for Leave of Absence, for a period of 2 to 3 trimesters.
**This may be different if you are an international student because of visa requirements. Chat to our Student Services Team here if you want further advice.
If you decide to leave the program after successfully completing 4 trimesters full-time study, you can apply to receive an Associate Degree of Design Arts.
In the spirit of reconciliation LCI Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
LCI Melbourne pay respects to the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people and acknowledges them as the Traditional Owners of the land on which our campus is situated. We recognise this as a place of special significance for the Indigenous community.
We pay our respect to Elders past and present and future. Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded.