Short Courses

Art and Design

Our art and design department offers short courses including children book illustration and screen printing.

We offer pathways for you to further your studies. Courses are designed to complement each other and allow you to gain deeper knowledge and higher qualifications in your chosen field.

Short Courses
Melbourne Polytechnic's Silversmithing short course has been designed for participants to develop general silversmithing skills. At the end of the course, students will have raised a bowl and forged a spoon in copper, enabling the student to go on to design and make vessels and smaller pieces in precious and base metals.

CAD for Jewellery
Melbourne Polytechnic's computer aided design (CAD) for Jewellery short course enables participants to develop skills relating to a range of jewellery CAD processes. The projects can be worked through by each student at their own pace and each project is designed to be completed in order from introductory to more advanced standards.

Children's Book Illustration - Introduction
Children's books have entertained readers for centuries. This course explores the art of creating images for different types of children's picture books by exploring basic drawing techniques, page composition and storytelling through pictures.

Intermediate Jewellery
Melbourne Polytechnic's Intermediate Jewellery course has been designed as a progressive step for students who have completed the introductory jewellery course.

Jewellery Enamelling
Melbourne Polytechnic's Jewellery Enamelling short course will enable participants to develop skills relating to a range of jewellery enamelling techniques.

Gem Setting
This Melbourne Polytechnic short course is designed especially for professional jewellers and jewellery students who have existing fabrication skills and wish to enhance their skills in setting gemstones.

Basic Digital Camera
If you want to learn more about getting the best results from your digital camera, Melbourne Polytechnic's Basic Digital Camera introductory short course will appeal to you.

Introductory Jewellery
Introductory Jewellery is a Melbourne Polytechnic beginner's short course, structured to introduce participants to the techniques of making simple jewellery. Filing, fabrication and soldering skills are included.

Introduction to Screen Printed T-Shirts and Bags
Melbourne Polytechnic's Introduction to Screen Printed T-shirts and Bags is a three-week short course designed to develop basic techniques to allow students to create their own stencils for use on T-shirts or bags.

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