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Diploma of Visual Arts - Illustration

  • Diploma

Follow your passion with our Diploma of Visual Arts CUA51115 the ideal course if you are looking to work as a creative professional. Our Illustration stream allows you to plan and develop a body of work with a focus on illustration, digital imaging and drawing.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
CUA51115, 090445C
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Channel your creativity

Follow your passion with our Diploma of Visual Arts CUA51115 the ideal course if you are looking to work as a creative professional. Our Illustration stream allows you to plan and develop a body of work with a focus on illustration, digital imaging and drawing. Focusing on your technical, creative and conceptual skills, this course will help you push the boundaries of your practice to develop your artistic skills and techniques.

Develop your skills as an illustrator

The Illustration stream of the Diploma of Visual Arts CUA51115 includes advanced training in traditional studio techniques such as; drawing, illustration and digital imaging, applied history and theory, and business and professional practice skills. You'll learn to critically analyse information with opportunities to expand on complex ideas for your own work. We offer specialist studios, dedicated classrooms for each subject area, and gallery spaces to ensure that you are supported in your creative endeavours.

You'll also have many opportunities throughout the year to grow your professional networks through industry forums, guest speakers and workshops, as well as your industry-sponsored graduate exhibition.

Entry requirements

  • Certificate IV in Visual Arts or demonstrated equivalent skills or knowledge
  • apply through VTAC or direct to Melbourne Polytechnic
  • all applicants selected by interview/folio presentation
  • Attend an interview. Interviews for Visual Arts courses will resume in September for courses starting in 2021.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Visual Arts learn the artistic process from concept development through to the logistics of exhibiting their own work. You may find opportunities to work in a wide range of creative and professional contexts in commercial, government or community sectors or choose to focus on your own practice as a freelancer.

  • Digital Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Arts Professional
  • Arts Administrator
  • Community Artist
  • Gallery Assistant

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