LCAD is Australia's leading Visual Art & Design College

Australia's leading Visual Art & Design College

Visual Art, Photography, Graphic Design

Graphic Design Photography Visual Art Our History Our Values & Beliefs Our Facilities Subjects

Graphic Design Photography Visual Art Our History Our Values & Beliefs Our Facilities Subjects

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Our values and core beliefs define who we are and what we stand for. They underpin the decisions we make and how we see the world. The consistent success of our students who are working in the creative industry, regularly exhibiting, working in design firms, creating businesses, winning awards, receiving creative opportunities internationally is testament to the vitality of the college and our ability to create a rewarding and collaborative learning environment. This is who we are and this is what we stand for.

Inclusion

We recognise that a diverse and inclusive learning environment contributes to positive outcomes for our student body, our community and our culture. Inclusivity sits at the heart of everything we do and we recognise that all students have the capacity to learn and enrich the human experience. Welcoming and approachable, LCAD embodies a youthful energy and enthusiasm and we choose to see the world through a lens of optimism, vitality and potential.

Knowledge

As a custodian of knowledge and creativity, we value knowledge. Being curious and interested enables us all to contribute and improve the world around us. Knowledge allows LCAD to do what many can’t – speak with authority, confidence and intelligence to our students, supporters and staff.

Creativity

LCAD values creativity. Creativity allows us to solve problems, generate new ideas and provide the roadmap to make a positive impact on the world around us. Our taste in design, art, fashion and architecture is relevant and contributes to our understanding and perspective of the world. Self confidence, self awareness and knowledge affords our students the ability to connect with the next generation in a considered and creative way.

Originality

LCAD celebrates originality and our unique ability to think independently means we are not confined to historical systems or value structures. Through originality and creativity we seek to create extraordinary outcomes for our community that embody a unique and compelling creative authority.

Sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability radiates throughout all aspects of our business. From the procurement of materials to the design and delivery of our courses. We take pride in our social and environmental stewardship.  We aim to reduce our impact on the Earth’s resources while actively seeking to leave a positive and enduring legacy on our community and culture. We are committed to ensuring that future generations will benefit from the decisions, policies and actions we take today. We will motivate sustainable behaviour in ourselves and our community through education, participation and leadership.

Congratulations (on 25 years) I am incredibly grateful for the most amazing time I spent at LCAD. Thank you! 

Congratulations (on 25 years) I am incredibly grateful for the most amazing time I spent at LCAD. Thank you! 

Congratulations (on 25 years) I am incredibly grateful for the most amazing time I spent at LCAD. Thank you! 

Congratulations (on 25 years) I am incredibly grateful for the most amazing time I spent at LCAD. Thank you! 

the most amazing time I spent at LCAD. Thank you! Congratulations (on 25 years) I am incredibly grateful for 

the most amazing time I spent at LCAD. Thank you! Congratulations (on 25 years) I am incredibly grateful for 

— Zan Griffith, Alumni