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Visual Art

Study Visual Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic and explore your creativity in visual art, photography, graphic design, jewellery or illustration.

Join our large community of artists and advance your skills

Australian creative industries contribute $90 billion annually to our economy. Here in Melbourne, the art community is a powerhouse of creative businesses and start-ups, where artists, designers, photographers and jewellers make their mark.

Bring your inner artist outside with one of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Visual Arts courses. We offer a range of nationally-accredited courses, including our unique Bachelor of Illustration.

With purpose-built art classrooms, including drawing, painting and printing studios, a dedicated jewellery workshop and photography studios, Melbourne Polytechnic supports and nurtures the next generation of Melbourne artists. Students can show their work at our three galleries through regular exhibiting opportunities.

You’ll be taught by award-winning industry professionals, who love to share their technical knowledge to help you express yourself. Our industry connections bring successful alumni and artists back into our Creative Arts community to share knowledge with current students and offer unique opportunities.

Extend your artistic practice and find your creative voice with Melbourne Polytechnic’s courses in Visual Arts.