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Direct applications can be submitted at any stage of the year for admission to one of our three trimesters in February, June or September.

2023 Academic Year

  Trimester 1 Trimester 2
 Trimester 3
Start Date 13 February 2023
05 June 2023 25 Sep 2023
End Date 12 May 2023 28 August 2023
19 December 2023
Census date  03 March 2023 23 June 2023 13 October 2023

Trimesters at LCI Melbourne

Our academic year (January – December) is divided into three twelve week study periods, called ‘trimesters’. 

How long is the degree under the Trimester calendar?

The Bachelor of Design Arts can be undertaken in two or more years:

  • Two years - the program is delivered over two years to students studying full-time; OR
  • Longer than two years - Students can choose a lighter part time workload, to balance study with work or personal commitments (3-6 years)

Our trimester calendar has a number of benefits. It allows students to set the pace of their own study. Our international LCI Education partner campuses also run on a trimester system, allowing students to take full advantage of our global connections and seamlessly join a trimester abroad.

Students studying a regular full-time load over three years can undertake 10 units per academic year; or accelerate their studies by taking 15 units per academic year with a fast-tracked degree over two years. 

For more details about trimesters, see our FAQ, Domestic Fees or International Fees.