12 months full time / available part time
Diploma of Visual Arts or equivalent. Interview. Interviews for Visual Arts courses will resume in September for courses starting in 2021.
Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Diploma of Visual Arts. Interview.
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 Visual Arts, 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.
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.
|BSBCRT403||Explore the history and social impact of creativity||Elective||50|
|BSBCRT601||Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity||Elective||65|
|BSBDES601||Manage design realisation||Elective||50|
|BSBDES801||Research and apply design theory||Elective||40|
|BSBMGT616||Develop and implement strategic plans||Elective||80|
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace||Core||60|
|CUAACD601||Extend professional expertise with drawing and other tools||Elective||60|
|CUACMP501||Manage and exploit copyright arrangements||Core||20|
|CUADES601||Design innovative products||Core||50|
|CUAIND401||Extend expertise in specialist creative fields||Elective||45|
|CUAIND502||Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge||Core||50|
|CUAPHI501||Apply visual communication theories to photo imaging practice||Elective||45|
|CUAPPR603||Engage in the business of creative practice||Elective||70|
|CUAPPR604||Publicly present a body of creative work||Elective||60|
|CUAPPR605||Evolve ideas for professional creative work||Elective||50|
|CUARES602||Extend cultural research expertise||Elective||50|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|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.
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 19 November 2020. 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.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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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. 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.
To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an interview and folio presentation with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.
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 +61 3 9269 8400
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