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Australia's leading Visual Art & Design College

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LCAD offers a large range of single subjects for students looking to expand their knowledge or refine their skills for professional practice or personal development. From painting methods, drawing, mixed media, digital and moving image through to design theory and practice, our single subjects are delivered by experienced and award winning practitioners recognised for their ongoing contribution to art and design practice.

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Painting Methods

In this comprehensive painting methods subject, students gain a thorough understanding of painting techniques and methods.

Extended Painting Methods

Extended Painting Methods is designed to allow students to advance their developing painterly skills.

Drawing & Mixed Media

Drawing & Mixed Media concentrates on fundamental methods and alternative approaches to drawing.

Extended Drawing

An intermediate to advanced subject that aims to develop skills, and ideas through general, observational and conceptual drawing.

Studio Exhibition Project

This double subject follows on from Studio Art & Ideas in the Diploma (1st year) and encourages students to explore a range of art practices whilst developing their own approaches, helping them to become more self-directed and independent.

Studio Art & Ideas

For new students, this subject is about learning the creative process of marrying creative ideas with materials and processes.

Sculpture & Installation

In this comprehensive subject, students develop a sound knowledge of established sculptors and contemporary directions while developing fundamental skills in modelling clay and plaster.

Art History (20th Century)

This subject provides students with an introduction to the major art movements that established a foundation for modernism in art practice.

Art History (Post Modernism)

In this subject, students investigate the revival of painting in the 1980s and the pluralism of approaches to art practice that characterise the contemporary scene.

Artist Practice & Theory

Students develop their understanding of the art world enabling them to develop career strategies and skills in approaching galleries, applying for awards and prizes, and documenting art work and more.

Graphics & Layout

This subject provides a comprehensive introduction to Adobe’s Creative suite Illustrator and InDesign - the leading creative software packages across the design, art, photography and publishing industries.

Communication Design

This comprehensive subject introduces students to design principles including colour, hierarchy, balance and alignment. Emphasis is placed on the use of symbolic language and archetypes to build effective communication through strong visual narratives.

Packaging & Publication

This subject explores the print-based disciplines of the design industry. Students will gain skills in publication design through utilising grid layouts and typesetting along with design principles to create dynamic compositions.

Concept & Identity

This subject is designed to aid creative outcomes and develop professional visual communication skills. Students explore creative thinking techniques and apply knowledge to create effective branding through a series of tailored design briefs.

Web Design

Web design is constantly evolving. It is now essential that communication designers have an understanding of how design translates to a web environment.

Design Theory & Practice

This subject gives students the opportunity to engage with the dynamic scope of contemporary design theory and historical design movements. Students gain a strong foundation on which to build their own unique visual language and make informed decisions in creative environments.

Image Capture

This subject will empower students with the skills and knowledge required to produce creative and innovative photo images.


The subject is an introduction to traditional and contemporary photo media practices from the European avant-garde to contemporary practices today.

Descriptive & Emotive Lighting

The student learns to examine descriptive and emotive lighting effects by exploring and cataloguing historical figures within lighting and photography.

Digital & Moving Image

Digital Moving Image aims to introduce students to the world of digital art technologies as a creative tool.

Making Photographs

Explore creative image-making practice & process. Students will learn to use a DSLR camera, from pre-sets through to manual mode while examining the history and theory of photography and identifying key figures and their specific techniques and methods.

Seeing Colour

This subject will give the student an opportunity to understand and produce images using the visible spectrum accurately.

Beyond Image Capture

The subject brings together an array of areas that utilise the style of illustrative photography. Students are encouraged to follow their passion, whether it is within visual art, photo media, advertising, photography, or architecture.

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Completion of this form does not constitute enrolment. Payment must be made to secure your place in a short course/subject. Deposits can be made by credit card over the telephone and final payments can be made by credit card, by eftpos, EFT, or cash prior to the commencement of the first class. Final payment is confirmation of your enrolment. Receipts can be provided upon request. LCAD keeps a copy of any unclaimed receipts for 6 months and can be retrieved at any time. Upon enrolment the student has taken a class place and therefore must complete their payment for the Short Course, notwithstanding that the student may choose not to complete the program. If the student is unable to complete their program, credit may be given towards another program or suspension of study can be sought. If a student withdraws their enrolment 10 days or more before the first class, any payment less the deposit and bank charges will be refunded. Courses are subject to final student numbers. Class places are limited. Submission of enrolment form is taken as acceptance of the Enrolment Conditions.

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