Interactive Design | LCI Melbourne | Institute of Higher Education

Interactive Design

Bachelor of Design Arts

Interactive Design Major

Interactive Design is studied as a major in the Bachelor of Design Arts. For more information on the degree structure, fees and entry requirements, see our Bachelor of Design Arts.

The Interactive major will equip you with knowledge and skills to design engaging digital experiences that communicate ideas and emotions effectively. You will learn to create interactive interfaces, user-centered designs, and prototypes using industry-standard tools and techniques. 

Graduates will be equipped to pursue careers in user experience (UX) design, interaction design, web design, and more.

Major Details

Our majors are taught through design ‘laboratories’ that replicate the creative studio process used by professionals in creative areas.  The ‘lab’ is where students and mentors collaborate and you will progress your concepts into tangible final design outcomes.


Students will gain foundational knowledge and technical skills in 3D modelling, rendering, and animation software. They will also learn problem-solving techniques and strategies, including wireframing, prototyping, and user testing. Students will contextualise their work within industry practice by studying design theory and history, as well as current trends and best practices in interactive design.


Students will explore social, cultural, and environmental issues through the lens of sustainable design practices and responsible innovation. They will use various interactive design solutions, such as gamification, virtual and augmented reality, and motion graphics, to engage audiences and convey emotionally compelling messages. Students will also learn how to conduct research, analyse data, and apply user-centered design principles to ensure their designs meet the needs of diverse communities.


Students will apply their interactive design knowledge and skills to propose, generate, and create solutions for a global collaborative exchange project. They will demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences by conducting cross-cultural research and engaging in effective communication methods. They will also consider legal and ethical implications when working across international borders, such as copyright and intellectual property laws.


Students will develop a major project responding to a real-world brief. They will work through a design process using appropriate interactive design methods, such as user experience (UX) design, user interface (UI) design, and information architecture (IA) to research needs, develop concepts, and refine solutions. They will also consider current trends, emerging technologies, and user feedback to create a compelling final product that meets the needs of their target audience.


Students will apply their knowledge and skills to explore experimental and innovative concepts, using techniques such as generative design, data visualisation, and creative coding. They will aim to realise original products and processes and develop a rigorous proposal for a self-directed inquiry. Students will present their final projects and digital portfolios to a panel of mentors and industry representatives, demonstrating their mastery of interactive design principles and techniques.

Neil Chenery

Working with a number of small design companies and galleries in Australia and London, Neil has been fortunate to work on diverse and fascinating projects, exploring new technologies and developing a broad range of art and design styles and techniques.

Neil has worked as a creative director and designer based in a photography and interactive media studio Melbourne, working across web design, interface design and virtual tour design and programming.

Neil has presented several successful solo and group exhibitions in Australia and Japan. His work is also held in private and corporate collections and is represented in regional galleries and the NGV.

Students are also encouraged and given the opportunity to participate in a range of external interactive design events, either exhibiting their work, supporting other designers or attending VIP events.

Our students have been involved in some of the following filmmaking & photography projects and events:

  • PAX
  • Freedom X LCI Design Competition
  • Graduate of the Year Awards

Industry Speakers

LCI Melbourne has an expansive network of industry relationships that benefit students by providing industry projects and case studies, professional guest lectures, internships, and exhibitions. We have a diverse community where all are welcome.

  • UX Designer
  • UI Designer
  • Interactive Designer
  • Service Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Game Designer
  • Animator

For more information on careers in design, please visit our industry partner, the Design Institute of Australia’s website.