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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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.

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Diploma of Visual Art

LCAD is proud to offer a nationally recognised Diploma of Visual Art. Our course enables students to develop a range of technical skills and conceptual strategies in visual art whilst nurturing their own individual style. Students have the option of enrolling in an art-focused stream or a photography-focused stream in visual art and are supported by experienced teachers who are well-recognised in their respective fields.

Advanced Diploma of Visual Art

LCAD is proud to offer a nationally recognised Advanced Diploma of Visual Art. Our course enables students to develop a range of technical skills and conceptual strategies in visual art whilst nurturing their own individual style. Intimate class sizes and opportunity for one-to-one teaching allows students to rapidly forge a creative style and cultivate an independent visual art practice or folio.

Diploma of Photography & Photo Imaging

LCAD's photography course is dedicated to image-makers and artists who are interested in developing their oeuvre and building upon their technical skills. They will explore alternative processes, as well as industry and experimental digital formats. Students will engage in classes that help them to understand how the work they create shapes contemporary culture.

Diploma of Graphic Design

LCAD offers a comprehensive and flexible Diploma of Graphic Design centred around producing creative thinkers who have skills in both digital and print design. Our teaching staff are experienced, practicing designers in their fields and offer industry-based insights and an innovative approach to the creative process in design. Classes are conducted in a studio setting with small groups and lots of opportunity for one-to-one learning.

Single subjects

LCAD offers a wide range of single subjects focussed on providing students with practical skills in areas of painting, drawing, sculpture, studio practice, art history and theory, as well as in various graphic design and photography disciplines. Students can study a single subject or customise a timetable that suits their lifestyle and existing commitments.

Study Tours

LCAD is renowned for our international tours. From Venice to Bali, Berlin to Tokyo our roster of study tours provide students with incredible learning experiences that combine the adventure of travel with the ability to undertake formal units of study in our Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs. Tours are available for students at all levels as well as the general public.

 

Teaching staff

Our professional and academic staff are the life blood of LCAD. Renowned for their extraordinary passion for art and design, each brings with them a wealth of knowledge and skills that ensure our students are equipped with the confidence and knowledge to embark on their career in art and design.

26 years of excellence

Established in 1995, LCAD is a government-approved, independent tertiary institution. This year marks our 26th year of delivering exceptional arts education and we remain energised by the challenges and opportunities presented by a post-Covid environment. Our reputation for success is evidenced by the award-winning and highly recognised work of our graduates and their ongoing efforts to shape a global cultural landscape.

An intimate experience

With small, tailored classes we pride ourselves on providing an enriching, tutorial-based curriculum with opportunities for one-to-one support from passionate academic and professional staff. With a holistic focus on art and design, our students not only have the opportunity to develop specific skills but to experiment with different art-making modes in order to refine their creative oeuvre.

Studio Based Facilities

Based in Collingwood, LCAD is conveniently located close to the city centre of Melbourne and important cultural and food precincts such as Carlton and Fitzroy. Our modern studio based facilities have been designed to maximise one on one tutoring while providing creative flexibility for students. Within this intimate setting our staff deliver a specialised combination of theory and practical skills that encourage our students to be creative, innovative and to think independently.

I have the fondest memories of my time spent at LCAD. The teaching staff and admin were superb. I loved the old premises in the city, but the new Collingwood site was fantastic. The New York trip was a highlight of my studies at LCAD. 

I have the fondest memories of my time spent at LCAD. The teaching staff and admin were superb. I loved the old premises in the city, but the new Collingwood site was fantastic. The New York trip was a highlight of my studies at LCAD. 

I have the fondest memories of my time spent at LCAD. The teaching staff and admin were superb. I loved the old premises in the city, but the new Collingwood site was fantastic. The New York trip was a highlight of my studies at LCAD. 

I have the fondest memories of my time spent at LCAD. The teaching staff and admin were superb. I loved the old premises in the city, but the new Collingwood site was fantastic. The New York trip was a highlight of my studies at LCAD. 

premises in the city, but the new Collingwood site was fantastic. The New York trip was a highlight of my studies at LCAD. I have the fondest memories of my time spent at LCAD. The teaching staff and admin were superb. I loved the old 

premises in the city, but the new Collingwood site was fantastic. The New York trip was a highlight of my studies at LCAD. I have the fondest memories of my time spent at LCAD. The teaching staff and admin were superb. I loved the old 

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