Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Visual Arts

A career in the creative industries begins with a visual arts qualification from Melbourne Polytechnic. You can undertake a Certificate III, a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in a specialised area of your choice. Your teachers will be experienced industry professionals, artists and freelancers.

As a graduate you will be ready to launch a successful professional career in the arts.

You will be highly sought after by art and design industry employers, the higher education sector and commercial galleries.

Our students have gone on to launch successful artistic and professional careers and are highly sought after by art and design industry employers, the higher education sector and commercial galleries.

Alternatively, students can pursue a career in high demand commercial industries such as publishing, commercial design, multi-media, studio photography, web design, writing, editing, hairdressing and beauty.

We also provide you with opportunities to apply what you have learned:

  • working with industry to develop design solutions for events and activities
  • planning and participating in exhibitions
  • entering competitions and engaging in commercial, public and community projects
  • publishing, writing and producing a collection of stories
  • fashion shows and exhibitions in the hairdressing and beauty sector

Choose a pathway towards a rewarding career in disciplines such as:

  • painting
  • printmaking
  • drawing
  • digital art
  • photo media
  • creative writing
  • personal services