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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
Courses
Certificate III in Visual Arts
The Certificate III in Visual Arts course is designed to introduce students to a range of art forms and develop skills and confidence in using a range of techniques. The course has a practical hands-on focus where students are provided with highly structured tasks and in-depth instruction by specialist subject teachers.

Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting
A brand new qualification, specialising in Building Design 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 - International Students
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 Interior Decoration - Local Students
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
The Certificate IV in Visual Arts course is designed to develop and extend skills and knowledge across a range of art forms. The course has a practical hands-on focus where students are provided with structured tasks and in-depth instruction by specialist subject teachers.

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 - Local Students
Become the architect of a colourful career with a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration. Develop 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 Interior Design and Decoration - International Students
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) prepares you for freelance costume-making work or employment in a variety costume designing and making situations. 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, in TV studios and in the theatre? Discover how our Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) can help you exceed your goals. Learn about the transformative powers of prosthetics and special make-up effects.

Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
The Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development is designed to prepare you to make a smooth transition into a professional practice, working in an industry-related role or in a freelance capacity.

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
Children's Book Illustration - Introduction
Furniture Making
Children's Book Illustration - Intermediate
Vintage and Contemporary Bridal Hair
Bridal Makeup for all Diversities
Fundamentals of singing
Introduction to singing Blues and Jazz


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