Bachelor of Design Arts: Graphic & Digital Design

General

Program Description

The LCI Melbourne Graphic & Digital Design program will provide you with a broad range of specialisations, such as print, typography, branding, packaging, and digital design for online delivery.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Adeptness with a broad range of skills, including: print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design.
  • Conceive, develop and produce technically refined designs to meet a creative brief.
  • Detailed knowledge of leading-edge digital tools.
  • Use the design process to achieve sophisticated design outcomes.
  • Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities.
  • Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Communication Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines.

MAJOR STUDY UNITS

  • History and Contemporary Practice
  • Editorial Design (for Print & Screen)
  • Packaging Design
  • Promotional Design
  • Portfolio Production
  • Major Portfolio
  • Graphic & Digital Design Technologies
  • Industry Practice

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. If you are a domestic student aged under 18 you can enrol at LCI Melbourne but you will need your parent or guardian's consent. Unfortunately we are unable to enrol international students under the age of 18.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE

  • Creative students
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Innovative thinker
  • Interest in new and emerging creative technologies

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

As an LCI Melbourne graduate with a major in Graphic & Digital Design you are poised to enter an exciting industry with job possibilities such as Branding and Packaging Designer, Art Director, Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Typographer, UI and UX Designer, Interactive Media Designer, Web and App Designer, Animator, and Motion Graphics Designer.

WORK-BASED PLACEMENTS

The Professional Studies units of the Bachelor of Design Arts ensure students secure industry placements to enhance their skills and experience - giving them an edge when they graduate. Work experience in the design industry can include placements at Design Studios, Advertising Agencies, Government and Corporate Design Departments, Printing and Publishing Companies, Marketing and Promotions Businesses.

CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES

  • Small classes. Generally no more than 18.
  • State of the art facilities, including industry-standard computing equipment and software.

DEGREE

Bachelor of Design Arts (Graphic & Digital Design)

REQUIRED MATERIALS

During Orientation the Academy will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the program.

PROGRAM LENGTH

The Bachelor of Design Arts can be completed over 3 years full-time (10 units per academic year) or 2 years fast-tracked full-time (15 units per academic year). Part-time study is also available. An academic year is divided into three twelve week study periods, called ‘trimesters’.

ASSESSMENT

80% project work (including practical work, essays, presentations and group assignments) and 20% test.

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Last updated June 2019

About the School

LCI Melbourne, formerly known as the Academy of Design Australia, is a government-approved degree-awarding higher education institution educating students to become adaptable and creative thinkers

LCI Melbourne, formerly known as the Academy of Design Australia, is a government-approved degree-awarding higher education institution educating students to become adaptable and creative thinkers Read less