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Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development

  • Diploma

The creative arts industry continues to grow in Australia, offering a broad range of opportunities for visual artists.This course is designed to prepare students to make a smooth transition into a professional practice, working in an industry-related role or in a freelance capacity.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
CUA60415, 090497B
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Take your creative practice to the next level

The creative arts industry continues to grow in Australia, offering a broad range of opportunities for visual artists.This course is designed to prepare students to make a smooth transition into a professional practice, working in an industry-related role or in a freelance capacity. It will help you apply your current skills and knowledge to the development of a self-directed project/product such as a solo exhibition, industry portfolio or published work.

Design, develop, exhibit

As a student in our Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, you will have access to your own studio on campus, as well as mentors who will provide critical and constructive feedback, technical advice and assistance with the design and development of your individual work.

This course focuses on building your employability options, current industry knowledge, ability to realise project goals and establish an ongoing practice. We build upon the skills you attained at Diploma level, and our past graduates have produced targeted folios (to approach industry clients), secured publishing deals, established unique online stores, attended international trade fairs and created substantial bodies of work for exhibition.

You will be involved in exhibitions, industry forums and workshops that provide opportunities to extend the audience for your work and develop connections with industry.

Entry requirements

  • open to graduates of Diploma of Visual Arts or equivalent
  • apply through VTAC or direct to Melbourne Polytechnic (Visual Arts)
  • selection is by interview with folio of recent creative work
  • Attend an interview. Interviews for Visual Arts courses will resume in September for courses starting in 2021.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

On completion of this course you may pursue careers such as:

  • Gallery Assistant
  • Art Curator
  • Community Artist
  • Freelance Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Digital Artist
  • Creative Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Painter
  • Junior Printmaker
  • Arts Practitioner
  • Printmaker

Credit for prior study or work

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.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at Melbourne Polytechnic.
56%
Employed full-time