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1 year full time / 2 years part time
The Certificate III in Visual Arts CUA31120 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 and Melbourne has a thriving visual arts scene, with over 100 art galleries in the metropolitan area alone.
Our Certificate III in Visual Arts CUA31120 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, art history and critical thinking. The broad range of media and processes will help you find your artistic strengths.
Our Visual Arts program offers fully-equipped specialist studios, computer labs and dedicated classrooms for each artistic technique. You’ll be taught by experienced, working visual artists with specialist knowledge. As part of your course, you will be involved in excursions, industry forums and workshops with professionals from across the arts industry.
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.
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.
|BSBWHS211||Contribute to the health and safety of self and others||Core||20|
|CUAACD201||Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas||Elective||60|
|CUAACD311||Produce drawings to communicate ideas||Core||90|
|CUADES201||Follow a design process||Elective||50|
|CUADES302||Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms||Elective||60|
|CUADIG315||Produce digital images||Elective||50|
|CUAIND211||Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge||Elective||20|
|CUAPPR311||Produce creative work||Core||45|
|CUAPRI211||Develop printmaking skills||Elective||50|
|CUARES301||Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice||Core||50|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$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.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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 and folio presentation 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 attend our Skills and Job Centre, 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 Tuition Payments Plans 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.
Visual Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic
Thinking of studying Visual Arts? Check out what our students have to say about their own journey to and through study.View on Youtube
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
Information for your Visual Arts folio presentation and interview.Visual Arts Folio Presentation
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.