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Illustration is a form of commercial art that seeks to embellish and explain concepts presented in books, advertising, signage, posters, product packaging and promotional materials.

Study Illustration with us and you will gain experience in book illustration, painting and printmaking, digital imaging, editorial illustration, freehand drawing and computer technologies. Advertising and promotion skills are also covered in our Illustration Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs – ideal for setting up your own business.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your folio and exhibit in Melbourne Polytechnic's galleries.

Career paths include:

  • editorial
  • advertising
  • graphic design
  • book and magazine illustration
  • botanical and natural history illustration
  • multimedia
  • animation (computer and film)
  • social commentary (comics or cartooning)
  • character design and illustration
  • concept design
  • 3D illustration.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers various pathways for you to further your studies. Many courses complement each other and will allow you to gain deeper knowledge and higher qualifications. 

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 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 Visual Arts - Illustration
Push the boundaries of your art practice and develop your artistic skills and techniques. Work towards becoming an illustrator or designer in our Diploma of Visual Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic. Be bold and brave – follow your passion, it could lead anywhere.

Associate Degree of Illustration
Melbourne Polytechnic's Associate Degree of Illustration is a two-year course that provides an embedded exit point within the Bachelor of Illustration.

Bachelor of Illustration
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

Master of Creative Industries
We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Master of Creative Industries (MCI). The MCI aims to build on your creative networks, strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice with supervisory guidance from experts in your field. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries - enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.

Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries
We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries (GCCI). The GCCI aims to strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries - enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.

Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries
We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries (GDCI). The GDCI aims to strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries - enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.

Short Courses
Children's Book Illustration - Introduction
Introduction to Screen Printed T-Shirts and Bags


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