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Design courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

Good design is in demand. Expand and enhance your design skills with our industry-experienced teachers for a rewarding career.

Technology now plays a vital role in design production. Our courses will get you up to speed in graphic design, industrial design, web-based design and interactive design. Our students go on to work in the industry as illustrators, product developers, multimedia artists, photographers and fashion designers.

We also offer our graphic artists the opportunity to exhibit in Melbourne Polytechnic’s galleries which are located at our campuses in Preston, Prahran and Fairfield. Since the 1980s, our students have a high rate of employment after completing our design courses. Our staff are practicing designers and bring a wealth of knowledge, insight and passion to their students.

If you're already working in design, you might like to advance your skills with one of our courses.

You will learn:

  • Print and online production technology
  • Clothes design and wearable objects
  • Advanced drawing and painting skills
  • Typography
  • Produce drawings to concept
  • Create 2D and 3D work to a brief
  • Digital imaging and animation
  • Electronic presentations and multimedia
  • Computer aided design
  • Select and prepare work for exhibition
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Colour theory
  • The history of design
  • 35mm SLR camera or digital camera
  • Digital publishing
Certificate III in Visual Arts
Push the boundaries of your creative practice. We give you the head start you need in the competitive world of art and design. Our practical course will teach you foundational skills and critical thinking to broaden your career opportunities.

Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting
A brand new qualification, specialising in Building Design and Drafting - this could be the beginning of a beautiful career. Our Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting will get you ready for a career supporting building designers and architects

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration - VETiS (Partial)
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certficate IV in Interior Decoration provides an introduction into the Interior Design industry, where you will learn the fundamentals of the interior decorating and design process and an introduction to the software utilised in this growing industry. This course is offered as part of Melbourne Polytechnic's VET in Schools (VETiS) program.

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Beautify, adorn and enhance your future with a Certificate IV in Interior Decoration. Establish your own interior design business or use your consulting skills for high-end clients in the fascinating world of interior decoration and design.

Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Extend and develop your creative practice – think about how to explore your research questions within the visual medium. Our Certificate IV in Visual Arts is a hands-on course in painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, photo media and digital media. You can also use these skills to gain work in related fields such as advertising, marketing, design and teaching.

Diploma of Graphic Design
Design a bright future for yourself. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Graphic Design offers you hands-on practical skills integrated with design processes and theory. Gain a solid grounding for future employment and ensure your knowledge of the fundamentals of graphic design.

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Become the architect of a colourful career with a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration. Use your interior design skills to place you into the world of residential and commercial interior design. Work for large corporate clients and prestigious customers and unleash your creative flair into their world.

Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance)
Turn your costume-making talent into a career. Our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services - Costume for Performance stream prepares you for freelance costume-making work or employment in a costume workroom. Create the look and feel of costumes - articulate your designs into visual expressions on the stage.

Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services)
Would you like to work on film sets, TV studios and in the theatre? Discover how our Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services stream) can help you exceed your goals. Learn about the transformative powers of prosthetics and makeover your career.

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

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
Guarantee your future with our Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design. This course has an excellent reputation in the graphic design industry, boasting real employment opportunities for graduates through our widespread industry networks.

Bachelor of the Built Environment
The Bachelor of the Built Environment provides you with advanced knowledge of design and architecture, building construction techniques, client briefs, sustainable principals and substantial knowledge about the practice of architecture.

Short Courses
CAD for Jewellery
Children's Book Illustration - Introduction
Furniture Making
Revit Level 1
Revit for Beginners
Revit MEP Essentials

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