Courses

Bachelor of Illustration

HEVAILL

Let the Bachelor of Illustration at Melbourne Polytechnic draw you in. Develop your practical skills and knowledge to a high level and engage in research based practice that will enhance your capacity to see the world in a different way. This unique degree also addresses business practice and opportunities for entrepreneurship in today’s creative arts industry

Drawn to illustrate

Research is an essential component of the Bachelor of Illustration. You will investigate a wide range of visual art practices and draw on history, technology, commerce, media and cultural studies as you analyse and critique the development of illustration and visual language.

Let creativity lead to a career

New avenues of creativity will be explored in this course. As well as addressing traditional practices such as publishing, advertising, promotion and editorial work, illustration now embraces many areas of contemporary visual culture.

Graduate illustrators can look to diverse career options in new media, film, urban design and art. You may realise your potential for personal expression and social commentary through the creation and production of comics and graphic novels.

Learn theory and practice for creativity and commerce

Learn from the wealth of experience and incredible support of our teachers, all leading industry practitioners with wide ranging fields of expertise. Benefit from their networks as you attend the Bachelor of Illustration’s weekly Creative Forum with leading creative industry figures.

Be part of Melbourne Polytechnic’s community of creative degree students and teachers at our friendly Fairfield campus, a location that’s peaceful, yet buzzing with creativity.

If you have successfully completed the first two years of the bachelor degree, you may choose to exit with the HEVAILLAD Associate Degree of Illustration qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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.

Local Students

Code

HEVAILL

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368372

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Visual Arts - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Part-time: 6 years
Contact the Creative Arts Department for more information on part-time study.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - 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 Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Studio Practice, Lecture, Research

Fees

Per Semester: $7717
Per Year: $15433

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including portfolio, projects work, research, essays and presentations.

Materials

Students will required to purchase art materials costing approximately AU$800. Details will be provided during orientation.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
  • Year 12 VCE or equivalent, with a study score of at least 20 in English
  • Presentation of a folio and attendance at an interview
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
  • Successful completion of a VET Diploma in Visual Arts.
  • A Diploma in Visual Arts – Illustration Stream, an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design or an Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Design enable admission into 2nd Year of the Bachelor of Illustration.
  • Presentation of a folio and attendance at an interview.
Applicants with higher education
  • A complete or incomplete higher education qualification.
  • Presentation of a folio and attendance at an interview.
Applicants with work and life experience
  • Relevant creative arts industry or life experience.
  • Recognised and appropriate prior learning.
  • Presentation of a folio and attendance at an interview.

Career Pathways

The career opportunities exist in areas of self-employment (small business), advertising, publishing, new media areas of content and games, film and animation, creative directorship, creative consultancy, event management, exhibition design and curating.

Enrolment Intake

  • February

International Students

Code

HEVAILL

CRICOS Code

061836F

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Modes of Delivery

Studio Practice, Lecture, Research

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $8750
  • Tuition fees per year: $17500
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Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5, Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Other: Applicants are required to present a folio and participate in an interview*
*Interviews by Skype or telephone are available for overseas and interstate applicants
Further: Information about authentic folio verification and lodgement can be provided by the Creative Arts Higher Education (HE) department, by email: ua.ud1531763244e.cin1531763244hcety1531763244lopen1531763244ruobl1531763244em@no1531763244itart1531763244sulli1531763244

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including portfolio, projects work, research, essays and presentations.

Materials

Lists of required materials, book and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Career Pathways

The career opportunities exist in areas of self-employment (small business), advertising, publishing, new media areas of content and games, film and animation, creative directorship, creative consultancy, event management, exhibition design and curating.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
BIL101 DRAWING FOUNDATION
BIL102 DIGITAL FOUNDATION
BIL103 DESIGN FOUNDATION
BIL104 MEDIA AND CONTEXT: CONTEMPORARY VISUAL CULTURE
BIL105 DRAWING: MEDIA AND APPLICATION
BIL106 DIGITAL IMAGING
BIL107 DESIGN SOLUTIONS
BIL108 MEDIA AND CONTEXT: 20TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATION
BIL201 DRAWING:OBSERVATION & INVENTION
BIL202 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
BIL203 DESIGN INNOVATION
BIL204 MEDIA AND CONTEXT: NARRATIVE IN HISTORY
BIL205 DRAWING:INNOVATIVE PRACTICE
BIL206 DIGITAL STUDIO
BIL207 CREATIVE STUDIO
BIL208 INDUSTRY:DESIGN PROCESS AND MANAGEMENT
BIL301 DRAWING STUDIO:ILLUSTRATIVE CONTEXT
BIL302 CREATIVE CONTRACT
BIL303 INDUSTRY ENTERPRISE
BIL304 INNOVATION
BIL305 INDUSTRY CONNECT