If you love to draw, a Certificate III in Visual Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic will offer you a head start to a career in art and design. Develop your creative aspirations and career prospects in this practical course.
This course has a one year, three days a week option or an intensive six-month option with a midyear intake.
First intake for 2017 – May
We’re happy to advise that the next intake for the Certificate III in Visual Arts, is May 2017. We are already looking forward to seeing you on Monday, 1 May 2017!
Let your Visual Arts skills flourish
The Certificate III in Visual Arts encourages you to develop a range of Visual Arts skills and to take responsibility for your outputs in work and learning. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and history.
Get a helping hand to realise your artistic dreams
The course is an excellent introductory program that will allow you to develop foundation skills and knowledge relevant to visual arts practice and is designed to help you develop skills and investigate potential strengths before embarking on more advanced and specialised programs.
Industry connections and resources
You will be taught by specialist subject teachers and the course has a component of timetabled studio access for personal research and class preparation.
Melbourne Polytechnic has well-resourced specialist studios and classrooms for each subject area (drawing, printmaking, painting, digital images, photography, design, history and theory).
Course stream/Focus of study
- Introductory level
- applied history and theory
- creative practice
- critical thinking
- digital imaging
- health and safety
You will explore a variety of media, learn essential skills and produce a portfolio of work that could be used for self-promotion to gain access to further study.
You will build a folio of work based on projects and class exercises. You will be assessed on completed projects and final folio submissions.
For any additional information or help with your application for the Certificate III in Visual Arts, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
three days per week over three terms, starting in May
Modes of DeliveryStudio Practice, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsYou need to be at least 16 years old and demonstrate an interest in the Visual Arts. No folio is necessary
Assessment MethodsStudents will build a folio of work based on projects and class exercises
MaterialsWe will provide a personal start-up materials kit that is covered by your enrolment fee. We will also supply other specialist materials for use in classes. You will be advised on what stationery materials to buy.
Pathways to further studyOnce you successfully complete the course you will be able to articulate into Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Graphic Design, or the Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Career PathwaysFolio Preparation for Further Studies. Entry level positions in Visual Arts Industries
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCRT101||APPLY CRITICAL THINKING TECHNIQUES||20|
|BSBDES201||FOLLOW A DESIGN PROCESS||40|
|BSBDES302||EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS||50|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others||20|
|CUAACD201||Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas||60|
|CUADIG305||Produce digital images||50|
|CUAPPR301||Produce creative work||45|
|CUAPPR304||Participate in collaborative creative projects||50|
|CUAPRI201||Develop printmaking skills||50|
|CUARES301||Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.