12 months full time / available part time
12 months full time / available part time
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Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Interview.
February, April, July, September
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 with instruction from 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.
Our 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, illustration, printmaking, painting, design and digital imaging and photography. This broad range of media and processes will help you find your artistic strengths, and is supported by units in art history and professional practice.
Our Visual Arts program offers fully-equipped specialist studios, computer labs and dedicated classrooms for each artistic technique. You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work in 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.
"It means 'future' to me. 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.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Tuesday to Friday
Students 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.
|BSBDES301||EXPLORE THE USE OF COLOUR||Core||40|
|BSBDES401||GENERATE DESIGN SOLUTIONS||Core||60|
|BSBWHS201||CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS||Core||20|
|CUAACD301||PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS||Core||80|
|CUADIG405||PRODUCE INNOVATIVE DIGITAL DESIGNS||Core||50|
|CUAILL401||DEVELOP AND REFINE ILLUSTRATIVE WORK||Core||50|
|CUAPAI401||EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PAINTINGS||Core||50|
|CUAPHI403||ENHANCE, MANIPULATE AND OUTPUT PHOTO IMAGES||Core||80|
|CUAPPR401||REALISE A CREATIVE PROJECT||Core||60|
|CUAPPR404||DEVELOP SELF AS ARTIST||Core||60|
|CUAPPR405||DEVELOP AND DISCUSS THE IDEAS FOR OWN CREATIVE WORK||Core||60|
|CUAPPR407||SELECT AND PREPARE CREATIVE WORK FOR EXHIBITION||Core||30|
|CUAPRI401||EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PRINTS||Core||50|
|CUARES403||RESEARCH HISTORY AND THEORY TO INFORM OWN ARTS PRACTICE||Core||70|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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.
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% 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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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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.
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.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400
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