An Independent College of Visual Arts
Are you searching for reputable visual arts courses in Melbourne that will help you to develop as a creative professional?
Do you want to study at an institution that combines a history of excellence in the arts with a friendly, community feeling?
Welcome to Latrobe College of Art & Design, Victoria’s independent college of visual arts.
At Latrobe College, we offer a nationally recognised Diploma of Visual Art and Advanced Diploma of Visual Art.
In these courses, students will develop a range of technical skills and conceptual strategies in visual art while nurturing their own individual direction. When you choose our visual arts courses in Melbourne, you will discover and learn new methods while focusing on work and materials of your own choice.
Throughout the course, students will undertake subjects in studio practice, painting methods, sculpture, drawing and mixed media, art history, digital & moving image, photography, and exhibition practice. Students have the option of enrolling in an art-focused stream or a photography focused stream in visual art.
Our Program includes:
In your 1st Year (Diploma of Visual Art)
- Drawing & Mixed Media
- Studio Art & Ideas
- Painting Methods
- Art History 20th Century Modernism and Postmodernism
- Digital & Moving Image
In your 2nd year (Advanced Diploma of Visual Art)
- Extended Drawing
- Studio Exhibition Project
- Art Practice & Theory
- Independent Studio
- Extended Painting Methods
In the photography stream:
- In the Photography stream, students will exchange drawing and sculpture units with Photography units
Excel Creatively with Our Visual Arts Courses in Melbourne
Your Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Visual Art
Latrobe College of Art & Design is one of the leading colleges for visual art courses in Melbourne, and its Collingwood studio warehouse provides an exciting environment in which to study fine art and visual art.
Small class sizes and one-to-one teaching allows students to rapidly forge a creative direction and identify an independent visual art practice. In their second year of study, Advanced Diploma students will be allotted their own individual studio space in which to work and create their art.
At Latrobe College of Art & Design, we are dedicated exclusively to the courses we teach. This allows us to attract experienced teaching staff and provide state-of-the-art resources for our students.
Our visual art courses are taught in fully equipped studios with up-to-date amenities to create an inspiring learning environment. Our facilities include digital labs, workshops, and common rooms to create a friendly environment for students who are seriously committed to developing their art practice.
Students also exhibit their work in the Latrobe College Gallery Space, and each year they have opportunities to join our annual trips to New York, the Venice Biennale or Berlin to complete an intensive unit of study.
Career options for the Diploma of Visual Art and Advanced Diploma of Visual Art include
|Visual artist||Gallery director|
|Photographer||Visual art teacher|
|Gallery assistant||Visual art industry expert|
Students can go on to further study at university level and receive credit for their study in these programs.
In 2020, Latrobe College of Art & Design celebrates 25 years of history. That’s 25 years of supporting creative industries through successful graduates, passionately committed teachers and focused tutorial classes.
If you’re looking for an intimate, community feeling to nurture your creative and artistic direction, enrolling in a visual art course at Latrobe College of Art & Design is an excellent decision.
While we have a reputation for success and a history to supports this, we welcome a full range of individuals – whether you’re an experienced artist or you’re just beginning your professional creative career.
Latrobe College of Art & Design is home to students of all ages, including local and overseas artists who are seeking to refine their craft. VET student loans are also available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma students.
|Autumn, trimester 1||15 February 2021||Three days per week. Part-time is available.|
|Winter, trimester 2||1 June 2020|
|Spring, trimester 3||14 September 2020|
Apply directly to Latrobe College of Art & Design. Click the Apply button to make a course application.
All prospective students are invited to the college to view the studio facilities and to discuss their application. It is recommended that the student brings with them a folio or examples of their artwork or details other past experience so that college can determine that the course is the correct fit for their interests.
The student is also welcome to visit and the college and discuss the program before submitting an application. Please contact the college on 03 9495 6622 or click contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
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Vet Student Loans
|Student Contribution fee is the VSL component the student pays to the college. The|
remainder of full fees is deferred to the students through their VSL loan, see below for
details for government assistance for Australian students.
|*Part-time||Part-time is reduce full-time study. Part-time enrolment in 2 to 4 Study Units per|
trimester. Student Units are $219 using VSL or $921 not using VSL.
Please contact the college for more detailed fee information.