MONTREAL, July 20, 2015 - LaSalle College Montréal is proud to welcome the 22 nd LCI Education network member, the Academy of Design Australia , extending the network to twelve countries on five continents.
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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 institution also finished first in the latest Australian Graduate Survey, ranking graduates’ satisfaction with the quality of courses available in art and design in the greater Victoria region.
“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. From now on, students of LaSalle College Montréal have access to five new bachelor programs in the network", adds Jacques Marchand, Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle College Montreal.
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. When the new school year starts, the Academy of Design Australia will welcome students from the entire LCI Education network through its unique international mobility program.
About LaSalle College Montréal
LaSalle College Montréal is a Canadian private college founded in 1959. Based in Montreal, this institution, the largest bilingual college in North America, offers both vocational and pre-university programs. The college is composed of five schools: Fashion, Arts & Design, Hotel Management & Tourism, Business & Technologies, Humanities & Social Sciences and E-Learning. LaSalle College Montréal has a strong international focus and is the keystone of LCI Education Network, an international network of 22 establishments in 12 countries and 5 continents and which has 1,500 employees and more than 10,000 students worldwide.
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.
The LCI Education network, of which LaSalle College is a member, had the chance to meet with Shakira, Founder of Pies Descalzos, while she was in Montreal for her concert on August 8.