12 months full time / available part time
12 months full time / available part time
Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Interview.
April, September, Midyear
February, February, July
Our Certificate IV in Visual Arts course is designed to develop and extend skills and knowledge across a range of 2D 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. By studying at Melbourne Polytechnic, you’ll be amongst Melbourne’s thriving visual arts scene, with over 100 art galleries in the metropolitan area alone.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Visual Arts will help you build upon foundational artistic techniques and refine your artistic practice. You’ll advance your skills in drawing, printmaking, painting, design and digital imaging, and learn new skills in photography and exhibition and installation. This broad range of media and processes will help you find your artistic strengths, and are supported by units in art history and professional practice. 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. We maintain industry partnerships, including curators, gallery directors and arts business professionals, to prepare you for a career in the visual arts.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Visual Arts will expand your artistic practice across a variety of media and techniques, and develop your professional practice. Upon graduation, you’ll have a folio of work for self-promotion or further study. Successful Melbourne Polytechnic Certificate IV in Visual Arts graduates may articulate into our Diploma of Visual Arts, specialising in either Illustration, or Painting. Graduates may also enter the art sector as an assistant in art and contemporary craft contexts, such as a studio assistant, gallery assistant, or community arts projects supervisor or facilitator.
"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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Students 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.
|CUAACD301||PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS||Core||80|
|BSBWHS201||CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS||Core||20|
|BSBDES301||EXPLORE THE USE OF COLOUR||Core||40|
|CUAPRI401||EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PRINTS||Core||50|
|CUAPPR401||REALISE A CREATIVE PROJECT||Core||60|
|CUAPPR405||DEVELOP AND DISCUSS THE IDEAS FOR OWN CREATIVE WORK||Core||60|
|CUAPAI401||EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PAINTINGS||Core||50|
|CUAPPR404||DEVELOP SELF AS ARTIST||Core||60|
|CUAILL401||DEVELOP AND REFINE ILLUSTRATIVE WORK||Core||50|
|CUAPHI403||ENHANCE, MANIPULATE AND OUTPUT PHOTO IMAGES||Core||80|
|CUAPPR407||SELECT AND PREPARE CREATIVE WORK FOR EXHIBITION||Core||30|
|CUADIG405||PRODUCE INNOVATIVE DIGITAL DESIGNS||Core||50|
|BSBDES401||GENERATE DESIGN SOLUTIONS||Core||60|
|CUARES403||RESEARCH HISTORY AND THEORY TO INFORM OWN ARTS PRACTICE||Core||70|
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
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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.
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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.
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.
You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 03 9269 8400
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