Bachelor of Design Arts, Major in Graphic & Digital Design

Goodbye cookie-cutter degrees. Our unique bachelors of design arts combines design thinking and practice, with hands-one experience. Here you will study in an inspiring setting where teachers know your name, your creative potential and goals.

Why launch your creative future with LCI Melbourne?

  • We offer a one-of-a-kind uniquely customisable degree.
  • We are a community.
  • We are industry connected
  • We are globally connected.
  • Our teachers know everyone’s name.
  • Our campus is designed for creativity to flourish.
  • We are in a prime location in the heart of Melbourne’s creative precinct.
  • We are supported by FEE-HELP system.
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Our unique degree

At LCI Melbourne you are given the opportunity to create your own future. You will be working with academics who are active designers and artists in their respective fields. Our bachelor of design art in Melbourne is a multi-disciplinary degree that propels you to discover your creative potential through innovative solutions to globally relevant design challenges. No more cookie-cutter degrees for you! It is time for you to have control on your future by customizing your degree as you progress.

During your first year with us, you will have the opportunity to explore different facets of art and design through lectures, hands-on workshops and creative labs. This will allow you to then personalise the remaining of your bachelor with the selection of a major and sub-major in Communication Design, Fashion & Costume Design, Filmmaking & Photography, Graphic & Digital Design, Interior Design, or Visual Arts.

Our warehouse campus

Located in Collingwood, Melbourne's creative precincts, LCI Melbourne campus is in a completely re-fitted historic warehouse designed for your creative mind to flourish. It offers state of the art facilities, including industry standard computing equipment and software so you can create next.

Collingwood contains an intriguing blend of local history, quirky entrepreneurship, hip hangouts, colourful street art and young creatives. It is spoilt for choice with an array of art galleries, boutiques, homeware stores, fashion houses, advertising agencies and design studios. Fabric stores, art supply shops and framing businesses are also plentiful along the main street and down laneways.

Graphic and Digital Design Major Details
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 choose a major area of study in our unique design labs, complemented by additional design workshops and specialist electives.
  • Design lab specialisations include fashion, costume, interior design, visual communications, graphics, web design, film, photography and digital design. You can focus on one specialisation 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
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the context, concepts, and design principles.
  • Identify and explain the design practice and industry standards and expectations.
  • Analyse and evaluate information, concepts and ideas aligned to design generally and specifically to your creative discipline.
  • Analytical, creative and technical skills to develop ideas appropriate for different creative outcomes and target markets.
  • Advanced visual, verbal and creative communication skills.
Application of knowledge and skills
  • Apply knowledge and skills through the practice of appropriate and effective idea generation and complex decision making within commercial and creative environments so as to achieve viable solutions.
  • Demonstrate and apply your knowledge and skills through the identification and evaluation of effective professional practices aligned to appropriate industry and client briefs.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills to complex issues and scenarios with responsibility and accountability for your own professional practice and in collaboration with others within a design/arts environment.
Entry requirements
  • Academic entry requires ATAR of 60, or international equivalent.
  • Creative entry requires you to prepare your portfolio (or complete a selection activity if you do not have a portfolio) and attend an interview.
Applying is easy:
  • Call the Admissions team on +61 3 9676 9000 (ext. 1) or text on +61 447 606 119
  • Complete and online application form; or
  • Visit us in person: 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood, 3066 VIC.
What happens next?
  • An Admissions Advisor will be in touch with you on the status of your application
  • If you are applying via Creative Entry, a date and time will be scheduled for your interview.
  • You will be informed of your acceptance with a phone call from an Admissions Advisor.
Turn your creativity into the graphic and digital design career you always wanted!

Our Graduates

LCI Melbourne alumni have distinguished themselves by:

  • Establishing successful design businesses
  • Being appointed to highly sought-after positions
  • Exhibiting in, and gaining representation by, established galleries
  • Winning national and international awards
  • Excelling in post-graduate studies.