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Bachelor of Design Arts (Filmmaking & Photography)
Bachelor of Design Arts (Filmmaking & Photography)

Bachelor of Design Arts (Filmmaking & Photography)

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  • Level:2-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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
  • Completion of a pre-selection kit provided by LCI Melbourne
  • International students must age 18 or over.

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.

English Requirements

IELTS score of 6.0 with no skills band lower than 5.5 or equivalent like TOEFL, Pearson Test of English or CAE

Course Information

The Filmmaking & Photography major specialisation applies a holistic approach to creative fields of design, through visual narrative perspectives. This major specialisation allows you to develop, edit and refine ideas and visual storytelling skills, across a variety of creative mediums.

Commencing with still image, you will learn the practical components of digital photography in studio and location environments. Idea generation and content creation develops a strong foundation for digital workflow, image correction and composite photography. You will expand your creativity by migrating to moving image and filmmaking; working with other creatives to produce live action narrative based videos and gaining insight into digital visual effects and animation.

Students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, to render and create your stories. Initiate a studio-based photo shoot with models set against a green screen, then composite to another world in Photoshop! Find yourself out on location shooting a short film on our high-end 4k Black Magic cameras, then utilise the Adobe Creative Suite for your post-production workflow. 

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.

CRICOS: 058836K

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Study Units for Filmmaking & Photography Major

  • 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

Delivery Mode

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.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

LCI Melbourne aims to produce graduates who are job ready, with both the specific skills required to gain employment in their chosen area of design and the broader underpinning attributes required to develop their career over the long term.

This commitment is reflected in the structure of the Bachelor of Design Arts, which includes a series of Professional Studies units across the degree. The Professional Studies stream culminates in LCI Melbourne's Industry Placement Program, enabling students to gain on-the-job experience and build industry contacts as part of their studies.

The majority of our academic faculty are also practicing professionals with strong industry links. This ensures that our students are provided with the most up-to-date and relevant skills and knowledge to prepare them for their future career. Students seeking further career advice can arrange one-on-one meetings with their major study coordinator.

There are a number of professional associations relevant to the careers linked to LCI Melbourne’s courses. Many of these provide career advice to prospective members. The most notable are:

  • Digital Industry Association for Australia
  • Australian Institute of Professional Photography


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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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