The LCI Education network welcomes the Academy of Design Australia

MONTREAL, July 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The LCI Education network is proud today to welcome its 22nd member, the Academy of Design Australia, extending the network to 12 countries on 5 continents.

Located in Melbourne, Australia's design and fashion capital, the Academy of Design Australia is recognized for its Bachelor of Design Arts and its practical programs developed in partnership with leading industry specialists. The Academy has outperformed every Victorian university offering a Bachelor Degree in the field of Visual/Performing Arts, in the area of overall course satisfaction, according to data from last year's Australian Graduate Survey, was another attractive factor for the network.

"We are very pleased to welcome the Academy of Design Australia to our extended family. For several years now, the LCI Education network team has been working hard to strengthen our presence in the Asia-Pacific market. After Montreal, Bogota and Barcelona, Melbourne is a natural destination for the network, not only for geographic reasons but also for its innovative and creative qualities and values that we share," adds Claude Marchand, President & CEO of the LCI Education network.

Australia, the third most sought-after country by international students, behind the United States and the United Kingdom, is globally recognized for its education system. Due to the LCI Education network's Study Aboard program, the Academy of Design Australia will welcome students from the entire network to spend one semester in Melbourne.

"I am pleased to see our institution join the extended LCI Education network family today. Together, we are determined to make the Academy of Design Australia the most prestigious design institution in Australia," says Dr. Robert Treseder, PhD (Philosophy), founder of the Academy of Design Australia.

About the Academy of Design Australia

The Academy of Design Australia specialises in tertiary-level art, design and digital media. The Academy is an independent institution established in 1998 to meet the demand for innovative education programs in creative, design-based studies. Graduates are prepared via a concentrated course - the equivalent contact hours of a four-year university course, delivered in three years.

The unique Bachelor of Design Arts degree (BDA), the first of its kind in Australia, was developed in consultation with leading practicing art and design professionals and educators. Programs are offered in the areas of Communication Design, Fashion & Costume Design, Filmmaking & Photography, Graphic & Digital Design and Visual Arts.

About the LCI Education network

Now present on five continents, the LCI Education network has 22 postsecondary campuses in 12 countries and some 1,500 employees who train more than 10,000 students around the world every year. From country to country, the LCI Education network lets students capitalize on opportunities available through a quality, innovative, efficient and results.


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