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Graphic & Digital Design

Bachelor of Design Arts
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Graphic & Digital Design Program in Melbourne

The LCI Melbourne Graphic & Digital Design major specialisation will provide you with a broad range of specialisations, such as print, typography, branding, packaging, and digital design for online delivery.

Whatever design direction you take, the major specialisation allows you to create and produce conceptual and technically refined designs against objectives and outcomes outlined in client briefs.

Engaging with simulated and real design studio environments you will further enhance your professional creativity and skills. The graphic and digital design major provides detailed technical knowledge of leading digital tools; allowing you to realise your designs, advance visual literacy and cultivate a personal design ethos.

By graduating with a Bachelor of Design Arts and joining the ranks of LCI Melbourne alumni, you will be included amongst some of Australia’s leading and most innovative artists and designers. LCI Melbourne is FEE-HELP approved.

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 through opportunities that discover your strengths, as part of engaging and exploratory workshops and design labs. 

You are the future of art and design and LCI Melbourne is your roadmap to success!

What does customising your degree really mean? It's as simple as:

  • Explore creative processes across disciplines throughout your program to create your own multidisciplinary career.
  • Collaborate with other creative students across majors on projects and exhibitions.
  • Receive one-on-one mentorship from academics in a personalised environment that motivates you to discover your strengths. 

  • Adeptness with a broad range of skills, including: print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design
  • Conceive, develop and produce technically refined designs to meet a creative brief
  • Detailed knowledge of leading edge digital tools
  • Use the design process to achieve sophisticated design outcomes
  • Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities
  • Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Communication Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines.
  • History and Contemporary Practice
  • Editorial Design (for Print & Screen)
  • Packaging Design
  • Promotional Design
  • Portfolio Production
  • Major Portfolio
  • Graphic & Digital Design Technologies
  • Industry Practice

As an LCI Melbourne graduate with a major in Graphic & Digital Design you are poised to enter an exciting industry with job possibilities such as Branding and Packaging Designer, Art Director, Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Typographer, UI and UX Designer, Interactive Media Designer, Web and App Designer, Animator, and Motion Graphics Designer.

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’. 

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 fashion designing 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.

  • Small classes. Generally no more than 18.
  • State of the art facilities, including industry standard computing equipment and software.

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.

Bachelor of Design Arts (Graphic & Digital Design)




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 design industry can include placements at Design Studios, Advertising Agencies, Government and Corporate Design Departments, Printing and Publishing Companies, Marketing and Promotions Businesses.

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

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.