Filmmaking & Photography major | LCI Melbourne

Filmmaking & Photography

Bachelor of Design Arts
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Photography and Videography Courses in Melbourne

The Bachelor of Design Arts (Filmmaking & Photography) applies a holistic approach to the creative field of Design from the perspective of visual narrative. Commencing with still images in our photography school in Melbourne, 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 composite photography.

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. We provide a broad grounding of the discipline of the moving image throughout our film making courses in Melbourne.

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Alongside the Major, you will undertake units in Design Arts, Contextual studies and Professional Studies that will take your skills to the next level, both professionally and creatively. You also have the flexibility to include a sub-major within one of the other disciplines to strengthen your perspective.

Film & Photography Courses in Melbourne with Cutting-Edge Facilities

Students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to render and create their stories. Initiate a studio-based photo shoot with models set against a green screen to then composite to another world in Photoshop. Or find yourself out on location shooting a narrative based short film on our high-end 4k Black Magic cameras, with video post-production workflow in the Adobe Creative Suite. Wherever your imagination takes you, at LCI Melbourne, you’ll be challenged and excited by the possibilities.

Be Mentored By the Best in Our Photography & Film Making Courses in Melbourne

You will be guided by multi-disciplined tutors who in themselves are creative artists – internationally recognised in their chosen field. Their guidance during our photography and film making courses will be more of a mentorship than a traditional teaching environment, giving you the benefit of the decades of knowledge that they have amassed – experience gained not from a text book, but from the melding of theory, practice, and industry environment.

Customise your degree

No more cookie-cutter degrees for you! It is time for you to have control on your future. We will help you customise your degree as you progress, and discover your strengths and opportunities as part of engaging and exploratory workshops and design labs. You are the future and LCI Melbourne is your road-map to success. 

What does customising your degree really mean? It's as simple as:
  • Fuse disciplines together to create your own career path.
  • Receive mentor-ship from academics in a personalised environment, motivating you to discover your strengths.
  • 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.
  • Digital Photography
  • Composite Photography
  • Digital Post Production
  • Visual Storytelling with Moving Image
  • Portfolio Photography
  • Industry Practice in the Digital Arena
  • Industry Practice for the Creative Practitioner

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

Trimester 1

  • Get a taste your future. Discover and explore multidisciplinary design ideas, informed by creative design principles, collaborative models of practice and enjoyable engagement.
  • Investigate and develop design ideas across the areas of spatial environments, the body and identity, visual communication and image making.
Trimester 2-4
  • Evolve your preferences and dive into filmmaking and photography course in our unique design labs, complemented by additional design workshops and specialist electives.
  • You can focus on your fashion design major or blend to suit your preferred career trajectory.
  • You will explore critical thinking, expand your problem solving and understand cultural influences to inform masterful design solutions.
Trimester 5-6
  • By year three you will specialise and focus in an extended design lab with personalised independent design proposals.
  • You will have a combination of expert academics and mentors that will guide and inspire you to innovative outcomes to prepare you for the your professional practice and for your future job.

To be considered for a place at LCI Melbourne, our entry requirements are:

  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of VCE or year 12 equivalent or work experience equivalence
  • Submission of a creative Portfolio of 6 to 8 items – See tips and tricks how to prepare a portfolio
  • Completion of a pre-selection kit provided by LCI Melbourne

After submission the portfolio or selection kit is viewed by a panel and if you are shortlisted your application will proceed to interview stage where you will meet with the LCI team to talk through your portfolio and ask questions.

You can apply online, in person, or talk to our admissions team by phone.

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.

Bachelor of Design Arts (Filmmaking & Photography)

The Bachelor of Design Arts can be completed over 2 years full-time (300 credit point). Part-time study is also available. An academic year is divided into three twelve week study periods, called ‘trimesters’. 




We have outstanding courses in applied arts disciplines. Our schools are located across 5 continents, giving us a unique international perspective when it comes to education and preparing you for work in the real world. The opportunities are endless when you study fashion design courses in Melbourne at LCI. Call us today on (03) 9676 9000 to get more info.