The Certificate III in Visual Arts course is designed to introduce students to a range of art forms and develop skills and confidence in using a range of techniques. The course has a practical hands-on focus where students are provided with highly structured tasks and in-depth instruction by specialist subject teachers. Australia's arts sector is worth almost $400 million annually and Melbourne has a thriving visual arts scene, with over 100 art galleries in the metropolitan area alone.An artistic qualification that prepares you for industry
Our Certificate III in Visual Arts is an introductory program that will help you to develop foundation skills and knowledge relevant to visual arts practice. You'll learn skills and techniques in drawing, printmaking, painting, design, digital imaging, art history and critical thinking. The broad range of media and processes will help you find your artistic strengths.
Our Visual Arts program offers fully-equipped specialist studios, computer labs and dedicated classrooms for each artistic technique. You'll be taught by experienced, working visual artists with specialist knowledge. As part of your course, you will be involved in excursions, industry forums and workshops with professionals from across the arts industry.
Upon graduation, you'll have a folio of work for self-promotion or further study. Melbourne Polytechnic students may integrate into the Certificate IV in Visual Arts, or move in to entry level positions in the visual arts industries.
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.