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Visual Arts

Certificate III Of

Code: CUA31115

Overview

Campus

Preston

Duration

9 months full time / available part time

Duration

9 months full time / available part time

Requirements
Next Intake

April, September, Midyear

Next Intake

July

Create a future in visual arts

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.

An artistic qualification that prepares you for industry

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.

Get confident about your creativity

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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.
  • Junior Designer
  • Junior Printmaker
  • Junior Digital Content Creator

Pathways

Once you successfully complete the course you will be able to articulate into Melbourne Polytechnic's or the Certificate IV in Visual Arts (CUA41315).

Akolda Bil

"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

Class Schedule

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

Assessment Methods

You will build a folio of work based on projects and class exercises. You will be assessed on completed projects and final folio submissions

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
CUAPRI201 DEVELOP PRINTMAKING SKILLS Core 50
CUADRA301 PRODUCE DRAWINGS 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
CUAPAI301 PRODUCE PAINTINGS 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

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
$2350.00 - $6750.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

Students are required to purchase a basic art materials kit as part of their studies. The kits are available for order through a supplier at a discounted rate. The costs are approximately $200-$500 depending on the course area – please see order form from the Visual Arts department for details. Students are required to purchase a basic art materials kit as part of their studies. The kits are available for order via an elected supplier who packs them at discounted rate. The costs are approximately $200-$500 depending on the course area – please see order form for details.

Book an interview

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

Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, though you will be asked to attend an interview with the Visual Arts department

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 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.