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Bachelor of Design Arts (Visual Arts)
Bachelor of Design Arts (Visual Arts)

Bachelor of Design Arts (Visual Arts)

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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 LCI Melbourne Visual Arts major specialisation provides a unique opportunity to explore and express your creativity, collaborate with like-minded artists and network with industry leaders.

LCI Melbourne offers a studio-based environment where you can create your own exhibition and work space. The major specialisation supports you to realise your creative vision, develop a personal design ethos and succeed in artistic industries. You will develop foundational skills and artistic techniques that will provide a framework for emerging creative practices.

The LCI Melbourne public gallery provides an environment for you to showcase your work and creative industry placements will prepare you for future professional opportunities in the art world.

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.

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Study Units of Visual Arts Major

  • Exposure to tools, mediums and visual art language
  • Strategies towards development of art language
  • Exploration of diverse art practice and critical voice
  • Developing a studio practice
  • Self-directed art practice
  • Advanced studio practice
  • The contemporary art environment
  • Exhibition production

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 visual arts 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:

  • National Association for the Visual Arts
  • Illustrators Australia


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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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