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Creative Product Development

Advanced Diploma Of

Code: CUA60415 Cricos: 090497B

Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Next Intake

February

Next Intake

February, February

Take your creative practice to the next level

Creative practice is largely vocational, but there are a range of opportunities for visual artists, designers, illustrators, photographers and digital artists. The creative arts industry continues to grow in Australia, with an expected 52,800 creative workers in Australia by 2023. Developing your creative skills into a professional role requires discipline and training, as well as hours of professional and creative development. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development is designed to help prepare you to make a smooth transition into a professional practice.

Design, develop, exhibit

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development aids students in applying their current skills and knowledge to the development of a self-directed project/product such as a solo exhibition, industry portfolio or published work. You’ll have access to your own personal studio on campus, as well as passionate industry-based mentors who will provide critical and constructive feedback, technical advice and assistance with the design and development of your individual work. Plus, as part of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Creative Spaces community, you’ll have access to opportunities for specialist programs and initiatives, networking and promotional activities. You will be involved in a number of exhibitions, industry forums and workshops that provide opportunities to extend the audience for your work and develop connections within the industry. This course focuses on building up your employability options, current industry knowledge, ability to realise project goals and establish an ongoing practice.

Turn your practice into a profession

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development will help you refine your areas of expertise and interest, and gain confidence in promoting, communicating and showcasing your art work. On completion of this course you may pursue a career as a curator, digital artist, freelance artist, illustrator, painter, printmaker, self employed artist, sole trader in art and craft professional.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

The type of careers this qualification leads to, include curator, digital artist, freelance artist, illustrator, painter, printmaker, self employment, sole trader in art and contemporary craft products, visual arts and craft professional
  • Junior Printmaker
  • Printmaker
  • Creative Artist
  • Art Curator
  • Freelance Artist
  • Illustrator

Pathways

Once you successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development, you can continue onto further studies to complete a degree in your specialist fine art field. Particularly, you may consider our unique, Bachelor of Illustration

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"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Assessment Methods

Assessment by coursework

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBMGT616 DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT STRATEGIC PLANS Core 80
BSBWHS501 ENSURE A SAFE WORKPLACE Core 60
CUACMP501 MANAGE AND EXPLOIT COPYRIGHT ARRANGEMENTS Core 20
CUAIND401 EXTEND EXPERTISE IN SPECIALIST CREATIVE FIELDS Core 45
CUADES601 DESIGN INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS Core 50
CUAPPR604 PUBLICLY PRESENT A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK Core 60
CUARES602 EXTEND CULTURAL RESEARCH EXPERTISE Core 50
CUAPPR605 EVOLVE IDEAS FOR PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE WORK Core 50
CUAACD601 EXTEND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE WITH DRAWING AND OTHER TOOLS Core 60
CUAPPR603 ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF CREATIVE PRACTICE Core 70
CUAIND502 MAINTAIN AND APPLY CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE Core 50
BSBCRT403 EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF CREATIVITY Core 50
BSBDES601 MANAGE DESIGN REALISATION Core 50
CUAPHI501 APPLY VISUAL COMMUNICATION THEORIES TO PHOTO IMAGING PRACTICE Core 45
BSBDES801 RESEARCH AND APPLY DESIGN THEORY Core 40
BSBCRT601 RESEARCH AND APPLY CONCEPTS AND THEORIES OF CREATIVITY Core 65

Fees & Costs

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.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

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 2019. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$9000.00 - $11750.00
$7250 per semester
$14500 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

Some materials are provided, however due to the personal nature of the coursework students will need to set aside additional funds to purchase art materials as relevant to their particular project/product. Some materials are provided, however due to the personal nature of the coursework students will need to set aside additional funds to purchase art materials as relevant to their particular project/product.

Book an interview

This course requires an interview for entry. Please make a booking for your interview time by clicking book an interview

Requirements

  • open to graduates of Diploma of Visual Arts or equivalent
  • apply through VTAC or direct to Melbourne Polytechnic (Visual Arts)
  • selection is by interview with folio of recent creative work

Academic: Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent, and a literacy and numeracy test.
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Other: Completion of an Australian Diploma of Visual Arts. Applicants who have completed a diploma in a related field of study may still be accepted for direct entry to this course but are required to present a folio which should demonstrate the use of a range of materials and techniques, including a selection of illustrations, visual artwork, photography, freehand observational drawings, digital and other artwork.

Next Steps

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. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

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 attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you 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 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrollment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.

You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 03 9269 8400