The Art and Design Department at Methodist Ladies' College offers a wide choice of disciplines supported by a dynamic team of specialist teachers and support staff. The focus is on developing art and design works based around an understanding of visual literacy.


MLC's Art and Design Department is one of the largest in Australia and offers students a broad range of subject choices, including Fashion, Product Design and Technology, Ceramics and Sculpture, Cinema Studies and Mosaics. Excellent facilities that include 13 specialist studios and a purpose-built technology studio fitted with industry-standard software and 3D printers cater for a variety of programs.

We encourage all students to experiment with the creative process, which enhances learning and increases confidence. Students have the opportunity to showcase their work at exhibitions, fashion shows and the annual MLC Light Festival, as well as participate in gallery visits, life drawing classes and the biennial Art and Design tour to Italy in Years 11 & 12.

The Art and Design Department consistently produces high-achieving students who have achieved perfect study scores in the VCE subjects. Students' work is often exhibited annually in Top Arts, Top Designs and the IB Schools Visual Arts Exhibitions.
Years 7 - 10
Core subjects

Product Design and Technology (Wood Design) – Year 7
Visual Arts – Years 7 – 9
Media – Year 9


Art Electives – Year 8 offered in Jewellery Design, Mosaic, Fabrics and Product Design: Homewares
Media – Film and Television – Years 9 and 10
Photography – Years 9 and 10
Fashion – Years 9 and 10
Visual Communication Design – Year 10
Ceramics and Sculpture – Year 10
Product Design – Year 10


Product Design and Technology - Fashion
Product Design and Technology - Furniture
Studio Arts – Fine Art
Studio Arts - Photography
Visual Communication Design
VET Creative Digital Media

IB Visual Arts
MLC Star

Creative Arts

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Dramatic Arts

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