12 months full time / available part time
12 months full time / available part time
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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|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|
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After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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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.
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.
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