1 year full time / 2 years part time
The creative arts industry continues to grow in Australia, offering a broad range of opportunities for visual artists.This course is designed to prepare students to make a smooth transition into a professional practice, working in an industry-related role or in a freelance capacity. It will help you apply your current skills and knowledge to the development of a self-directed project/product such as a solo exhibition, industry portfolio or published work.
As a student in our Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development CUA60420, you will have access to your own studio on campus, as well as mentors who will provide critical and constructive feedback, technical advice and assistance with the design and development of your individual work.
This course focuses on building your employability options, current industry knowledge, ability to realise project goals and establish an ongoing practice. We build upon the skills you attained at Diploma level, and our past graduates have produced targeted folios (to approach industry clients), secured publishing deals, established unique online stores, attended international trade fairs and created substantial bodies of work for exhibition.
You will be involved in exhibitions, industry forums and workshops that provide opportunities to extend the audience for your work and develop connections with industry.
On completion of this course you may pursue careers such as:
Once you successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development, you can continue onto further studies to complete a degree in your specialist field. You can also articulate directly into second year of our Bachelor of Illustration
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
You will build a folio of work based on projects and class exercises and be assessed on completed projects and final folio submissions.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace||Core||60|
|CUAACD532||Create observational drawings||Elective||60|
|CUAACD611||Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools||Elective||60|
|CUACMP511||Manage copyright arrangements||Core||20|
|CUADES601||Design innovative products||Core||50|
|CUADES611||Manage design realisation||Core||60|
|CUADES612||Research global design trends||Elective||30|
|CUADES801||Research and apply design theory||Elective||40|
|CUAIND411||Extend expertise in specialist creative fields||Elective||45|
|CUAIND512||Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge||Core||60|
|CUAPHI531||Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice||Elective||55|
|CUAPPR612||Collaborate in professional creative projects||Elective||50|
|CUAPPR613||Engage in the business of creative practice||Elective||80|
|CUAPPR614||Publicly present a body of own creative work||Elective||60|
|CUAPPR615||Evolve ideas for professional creative work||Elective||50|
|CUARES612||Extend cultural research expertise||Elective||50|
|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
You will be asked to attend an interview to ensure that this is the right course for you.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to enrol online or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
Diploma students may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call 1300 635 276
Visual Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic
Jump into our online gallery to see what our talented and creative students create, draw, illustrate, paint and print. Image ‘Leaf Lizard’ by Lunlana Thorpeaspaceonline.com.au
Thinking of studying Visual Arts? Check out what our students have to say about their own journey to and through study.View on YouTube
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