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Visual Art

Study Visual Art at Melbourne Polytechnic and be part of a course that emphasises innovation and industry-relevance.

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Follow your artistic passion

Melbourne Polytechnic’s wide range of visual arts courses allows you to express yourself in a creative medium while learning about the arts business.

Australian households spend more on paintings, carvings, and sculptures than computer games or sporting tickets. Visual art is valued in Australia, while skills such as illustration, photography, and computer design are in high demand in today’s workplaces.

Develop your own arts practice with Melbourne Polytechnic’s wide range of industry-relevant courses focused on helping you ignite a career with passion. From jewellery to painting, printmaking, and photography, you can nurture your skills while learning how to market your work as an artist with guidance from passionate, industry-experienced teachers.

Melbourne Polytechnic has multiple permanent galleries where you can exhibit your work around the year and offers many chances for exhibitions. Our unique Creative Forums offer students access and networking with working artists and industry experts.

A leafy branch being painted on a blank canvas
Portrait of Emily Morgan
I didn’t realise how many opportunities were out there until I did this course. Exploring those options through briefs have made me realize that you can profit from your artwork. I’d love to go into background design for animation.
Emily Morgan
Diploma of Visual Arts CUA51115 (Illustration)