LCAD is Australia's leading Visual Art & Design College

Australia's leading Visual Art & Design College

Visual Art, Photography, Graphic Design

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Latrobe College of Art and Design offers specialised training in Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Photography. With small class sizes and dedicated studio spaces, our students learn skills across a broad range of creative disciplines within a supportive, inclusive and tutorial-based environment. With a holistic focus on art and design, students can develop their craft and forge a unique path under the guidance of passionate staff and key industry professionals.

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Applications are now open for our 2021 courses. With flexible study options, including full-time and part-time programs, there has never been a better time to pursue a qualification in Art and Design. With Diploma and Advance Diploma courses and a variety of single subject options, students can customise their learning pathways based upon their interests and strengths. Please contact us to discuss your options, or to ask about mid year intakes.

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With small, tailored classes we pride ourselves on providing an enriching, tutorial-based curriculum with opportunities for one-to-one support from our passionate academic and professional staff. All Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts students are given permanent, individual studio spaces to work in for the duration of their studies. Please contact us to arrange a tour.

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For over 26 years LCAD has been delivering accredited Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Visual Art, Graphic Design and Photography to local and international students. Single subjects are also offered in painting, drawing, sculpture, studio practice, art history and theory, as well as in various graphic design and photography disciplines. Discover our courses here.

Learnings that last a lifetime

Established in 1995, LCAD is a government-approved, independent tertiary institution. This year marks our 26th year of delivering world class education and we remain energised by the challenges and opportunities presented by a post-Covid environment. Our reputation of success in the arts continues to be evidenced by the award-winning and highly recognised work of our graduates and their ongoing efforts to shape the fabric of our cultural landscape. The consistent success of students who are working in the creative industry, regularly exhibiting, working in design firms, creating businesses, winning awards, receiving creative opportunities internationally, or pursuing further tertiary study is testament to the vitality and relevance of the college.

I have absolutely loved everything about studying at LCAD! An excellent, small, art encompassing environment, with friendly like-minded people and expert practising artist teachers. The overseas trips were fantastic too! 

I have absolutely loved everything about studying at LCAD! An excellent, small, art encompassing environment, with friendly like-minded people and expert practising artist teachers. The overseas trips were fantastic too! 

I have absolutely loved everything about studying at LCAD! An excellent, small, art encompassing environment, with friendly like-minded people and expert practising artist teachers. The overseas trips were fantastic too! 

I have absolutely loved everything about studying at LCAD! An excellent, small, art encompassing environment, with friendly like-minded people and expert practising artist teachers. The overseas trips were fantastic too! 

with friendly like-minded people and expert practising artist teachers. The overseas trips were fantastic too! I have absolutely loved everything about studying at LCAD! An excellent, small, art encompassing environment, 

with friendly like-minded people and expert practising artist teachers. The overseas trips were fantastic too! I have absolutely loved everything about studying at LCAD! An excellent, small, art encompassing environment, 

— Saraid Banahan 2020

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Discover the NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events.

Why study with us?

With experienced teachers and a complete focus on art and design, there are a host of reasons why you should study with LCAD. We took time to speak with LCAD Founder, Bion Balding about what makes the college so special, what students can expect in a post Cover environment and why it's so important to learn from industry professionals and those at the v…

Discover the CCP

Through exhibitions, education and publishing, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) places contemporary Australian photography and video in conversation with significant historical and international practice, expanding the context for current Australian lens-based arts.

2021 Dean Cogle Portrait
Prize winner

Congratulations to LCAD alumna Emma Sadler Eriksson who has been awarded the 2021 Dean Cogle Portrait Prize. You can view Emma's winning self portrait at Dust Temple on the Gold Coast until September 2, and view more of her work on her Instagram page emmase.art