9 months full time / available part time
9 months full time / available part time
April, September, Midyear
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. Australia’s arts sector is worth almost $400 million annually. Melbourne has a thriving visual arts scene, with over 100 art galleries in the metropolitan area alone.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Visual Arts is an introductory program that will help you to develop foundation skills and knowledge relevant to visual arts practice. You’ll learn skills and techniques in drawing, printmaking, painting, design, digital imaging, creative practice, art history and critical thinking. The broad range of media and processes will help you find your artistic strengths. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Visual Arts department offers fully-equipped specialist studios, computer labs and dedicated classrooms for each artistic technique. You may also exhibit your work in our three on-campus art galleries. You’ll be taught by experienced, working artists with specialist knowledge. As part of your course, you will be involved in exhibitions, industry forums and workshops with professionals from across the arts industry. Our industry partnerships include curators, gallery directors and arts business professionals to prepare you for a career in the visual arts.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Visual Arts will expand your artistic practice across a variety of media and techniques, and develop your creative confidence. Upon graduation, you’ll have a folio of work for self-promotion or further study. Melbourne Polytechnic students may integrate into the Certificate IV in Visual Arts, or move in entry level positions in the visual arts industries.
"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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You will build a folio of work based on projects and class exercises. You will 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.
|CUAPRI201||DEVELOP PRINTMAKING SKILLS||Core||50|
|BSBCRT101||APPLY CRITICAL THINKING TECHNIQUES||Core||20|
|BSBWHS201||CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS||Core||20|
|CUARES301||APPLY KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY AND THEORY TO OWN ARTS PRACTICE||Core||50|
|CUAACD201||DEVELOP DRAWING SKILLS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS||Core||60|
|CUAPPR301||PRODUCE CREATIVE WORK||Core||45|
|CUAPPR304||PARTICIPATE IN A COLLABORATIVE CREATIVE PROJECT||Core||50|
|CUADIG305||PRODUCE DIGITAL IMAGES||Core||50|
|BSBDES201||FOLLOW A DESIGN PROCESS||Core||40|
|BSBDES302||EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS||Core||50|
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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.
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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 certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs 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.
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and support you on your education journey.
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.
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