Admissions Overview

LCI Melbourne is committed to being open about its admissions process. The following information provides a comprehensive overview of admissions procedures at the school. To fully understand the admissions process at LCI Melbourne, view the Applications area of our website, read our Admissions FAQs, or contact our Admissions Officers.

About admissions at LCI Melbourne

LCI Melbourne admits students through a number of pathways, not just on the basis of school results. Our two main entry routes are Academic Entry and Creative Entry. Academic Entry is based on an ATAR score, or previous higher education or vocational education. Creative Entry is based on a portfolio or work experience, and an interview.

Student Profile

The following table gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at LCI Melbourne. It provides data for students that commenced the degree and passed the census date in the most relevant intake period for which data are available, for our Australian campus – LCI Melbourne.

About LCI Melbourne

Learn more about LCI Melbourne's ethos and history, the LCI Education network, and our degree - the Bachelor of Design Arts.

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Other Applicant Information

English language proficiency

All international applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Special needs/educationally disadvantaged students

Applicants who have suffered educational disadvantage may be eligible for special consideration for admission to the course at LCI Melbourne. This includes applicants with physical disabilities, from geographically isolated areas, or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants who have a physical disability and do not meet the Academic Entry requirements may be assessed on the basis of Creative Entry. LCI Melbourne can adjust the portfolio requirements and/or selection task to enable equitable access to the course. Applicants from other disadvantaged backgrounds can be assessed via Academic or Creative Entry, which may include prior academic achievements, any relevant work experience and an interview with Admissions Officers. International applicants must still achieve the minimum English proficiency requirements.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island applicants

Applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent may apply for special consideration for admission to LCI Melbourne. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office requesting special consideration. Applications can be assessed via Academic or Creative Entry routes. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island applicants who do not request special consideration will be assessed via LCI Melbourne’s standard entry routes.

How to Apply

All applicants, whether domestic or international, need to apply directly to LCI Melbourne on an official application form. Our course has either a creative entry requirement OR a minimum academic entry requirement. Applicants choose which entry route they would like to be assessed through. You may decide to enter via creative entry even if you possess the minimum academic entry requirements. 

Find complete information on how to apply for our Bachelor of Design Arts, including the steps to apply depending on your circumstances.


Where to go for further information

Design Your World