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Bachelor of Illustration

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Hone your illustration skills and knowledge with Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Illustration. You'll learn through research-based practice that will enhance your capacity to see the world in a different way.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
HEVAILL, 061836F
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Be drawn to a career in illustration

Hone your illustration skills and knowledge with Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Illustration. You'll learn through research-based practice that will enhance your capacity to see the world in a different way. Illustrators are well placed to collaborate and play a creative role in the diverse realm of visual culture. This unique degree also sets you up to succeed, addressing business practice and opportunities for entrepreneurship in today's creative arts industry.

Combine traditional skills with modern applications

Our Bachelor of Illustration will teach you essential artistic context to improve your skills. You will investigate a wide range of visual art practices and draw on history, technology, commerce, media and cultural studies as you analyse and critique the development of illustration and visual language. You'll learn about the traditional practices of publishing, advertising, promotion and editorial work alongside contemporary digital visual culture. Melbourne Polytechnic lecturers are all leading industry practitioners, with a wealth of experience to share. Attend Creative Forums, featuring leading creative industry figures sharing wisdom and networks. Melbourne Polytechnic Illustration students are well-regarded, with alumni winning awards at the Australian Student Design Awards, the Undergraduate Exhibition, the Koko Black Creative Drawing Prize and even having animated films in the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Design a creative and diverse career

Melbourne Polytechnic graduate illustrators will have the training for diverse careers, being able to use their highly-developed skills in the media, film, urban design, and art sectors. If you have successfully completed the first two years of the bachelor degree, you may choose to exit with the Associate Degree of Illustration qualification. Graduates of our Bachelor of Illustration or Associate Degree of Illustration might find work in advertising, publishing, new media areas of content and games, film and animation, creative directorship, creative consultancy, event management, exhibition design and curating. You could even run your own illustration studio.

Entry requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

  • Year 12 VCE or equivalent, with a study score of at least 20 in English
  • Presentation of a folio and attendance at an interview

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

  • Successful completion of a VET Diploma in Visual Arts.
  • A Diploma in Visual Arts - Illustration Stream, an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design or an Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Design enable admission into 2nd Year of the Bachelor of Illustration.
  • Presentation of a folio and attendance at an interview.

Applicants with higher education

  • A complete or incomplete higher education qualification.
  • Presentation of a folio and attendance at an interview.

Applicants with work and life experience

  • Relevant creative arts industry or life experience.
  • Recognised and appropriate prior learning.
  • Presentation of a folio and attendance at an interview.

Study locations

Fairfield

Career pathways

This unique degree sets you up to succeed, addressing business practice and opportunities for entrepreneurship in today's creative arts industry.

  • Publisher
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Event Manager
  • Creative Artist
  • Self-Employed Artist
  • Consultant
  • Art Curator
  • Illustrator

Graduate outcomes

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