Courses

Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development

Enhance and develop your creative practice with our Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development. Designed with industry insight, you will learn advanced technical, creative and conceptual skills. After completing one of our diploma level qualifications (art, design, illustration, photography) enrich your practice and professional opportunitites.

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Expand your portfolio with expert guidance

Your work will be supported by sound research, analysis and the development of creative ideas with an ability to negotiate solutions. We will prepare you to make a smooth transition into a professional practice, working in an industry-related role or in a freelance capacity. You’ll be challenged by our passionate teachers to develop your own projects, culminating in exhibitions, strong portfolios and published work.

  • Studio Practice cultivates visual art through studio work, tutorials and feedback sessions
  • Art Theory explores ideas and concepts of contemporary art and design
  • Arts Business develops professional practice as tailored to the individual

Industry connections and resources

You’ll access external facilitates, in addition to our excellent ones on campus. Our mentors provide you with critical and constructive feedback, technical advice, assistance with product proposal development to resolve design problems. We also have excellent gallery venues for your next exhibition.

Course outcomes

This course focuses on building up your employability options, current knowledge, ability to realise project goals and establish an ongoing practice. We build upon the skills you attained at diploma level, and our past graduates have produced targeted folios (to approach industry clients), secured publishing deals, established unique online stores, attended international trade fairs and created substantial bodies of work for exhibition.

Focus of study

  • Art and design theory
  • Business skills
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Research skills

Assessment

You will be assessed through your coursework.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information on the Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

CUA60415

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669484

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Visual Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
Full time is a 12 month long course, and there is also a part time version available.

Part-time: available


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Studio Based, Research, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$7600
Ineligible:$12500

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Assessment by coursework

Materials

You will be required to purchase personal equipment materials related to this course.

Entrance Requirements

  • Open to graduates of Diploma of Visual Arts or equivalent
  • Apply through VTAC or direct to Melbourne Polytechnic (Visual Arts)
  • Selection is by interview (book here) with folio of recent creative work
  • Attend an Information Night

Pathways to further study

Once you successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development, you can continue onto further studies to complete a degree in your specialist fine art field. You may even wish to apply for Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Illustration

Career Pathways

The type of careers this qualification leads to, include Curator, Digital artist, Freelance artist, Illustrator, Painter, Printmaker, Self employment, Sole trader in art and contemporary craft products, Visual Arts and Craft Professional

Enrolment Intake

  • February

International Students

Code

CUA60415

CRICOS Code

090497B

Campuses

PRESTON

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
Full time is a 12 month long course, and there is also a part time version available.

Modes of Delivery

Studio Based, Research, Classroom

Entrance Requirements


Academic: Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent, and a literacy and numeracy test.
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency
Other: Completion of an Australian Diploma of Visual Arts. Applicants who have completed a diploma in a related field of study may still be accepted for direct entry to this course but are required to present a folio which should demonstrate the use of a range of materials and techniques, including a selection of illustrations, visual artwork, photography, freehand observational drawings, digital and other artwork.

Assessment Methods

Assessment by coursework

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
*NB:Students will be required to purchase equipment materials throughout the course - approximate costs start at $300 AUD

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6200
  • Tuition fees per year: $12400
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Pathways to further study

Once you successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development, you can continue onto further studies to complete a degree in your specialist fine art field. You may even wish to apply for Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Illustration

Career Pathways

The type of careers this qualification leads to, include Curator, Digital artist, Freelance artist, Illustrator, Painter, Printmaker, Self employment, Sole trader in art and contemporary craft products, Visual Arts and Craft Professional

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBCRT403 Explore the history and social impact of creativity 50
BSBCRT601 Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity 65
BSBDES601 Manage design realisation 50
BSBDES801 Research and apply design theory 40
BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans 80
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace 60
CUAACD601 Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools 60
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements 20
CUADES601 Design innovative products 50
CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields 45
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge 50
CUAPHI501 Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice 45
CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice 70
CUAPPR604 Publicly present a body of own creative work 60
CUAPPR605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work 50
CUARES602 Extend cultural research expertise 50

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.