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About Us

Who We Are

Founded in 2018 by LCI Education, LCI Melbourne fuses tradition with innovation. Previously known as the Australian Academy of Design, we have a rich history and a contemporary approach, blending the old and the new seamlessly.

Our roots in Melbourne run deep and our influence knows no boundaries. We're connected to a global family of education institutes, spanning vibrant cities like Barcelona, Jakarta, Vancouver, and Montreal.

This extensive network offers our students a world of opportunities, fostering diversity, belonging, and creativity within our community.

Why LCI Melbourne?

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A Global Perspective

Join one of the world's largest global creative education networks, with a rich brand heritage that provides you with unparalleled opportunities and resources.

Learn From the Pros and Hone Your Creativity

Our passionate mentors remain actively involved in their respective art and design fields, so you benefit from their invaluable expertise brought directly into the classroom.

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Prepare For a Successful Career

Gain a competitive edge through career preparation integrated into our curriculum, equipping you with the tools to launch a successful professional journey.

Education that Suits Your Needs

Say goodbye to lectures and exams! LCI Melbourne's active and collaborative approach to learning has reinvented the traditional classroom.

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Our Mission

We are a proud member of LCI Education, an esteemed network dedicated to connecting our people with opportunity through quality education.

Our Core Principles

Igniting Creative Visionaries

We empower our students to dream big, think differently, and turn their artistic passions into powerful forces of change.

Forging Global Citizens

We foster a sense of belonging in a worldwide creative community, opening doors to endless opportunities.

Unleashing Potential Through Diversity

We celebrate diversity and commit to an inclusive environment where every student's perspective is valued and respected.

Elevating the Student Experience

We strive to go above and beyond, ensuring that every aspect of a student's time at LCI Melbourne is nothing short of extraordinary.

The World is Your Classroom: 12 Institutions on 5 Continents

LCI Education comprises 12 higher education institutions located on 5 continents.

Our decentralized approach empowers each campus as its own, independent, boutique school, with the advantage of being part of a distinguished global network, 65-year heritage, and well-established reputation for academic excellence.

Each year, LCI Education, across our institutions, is proud to welcome over 20,000 learners from 100+ countries who entrust us with their education.

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LCI Education Study Destinations

City in Spain
City in Colombia
City in Australia
City in Mexico
City in Canada
Country in North Africa
San José
Capital of Costa Rica
Capital of Tunisia
City in Canada
City in Indonesia


LCI Melbourne is an accredited Institute of Higher Education (IHE). LCI Melbourne offers Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Diploma and Bachelor level programs for domestic and international students, nationally accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA)

LCI Melbourne is also listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Programs for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

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Open Day 2024

Come see things differently at our Open Day on 18 August!