Visual Arts

About the course:

In our nationally recognised Diploma of Visual Art  and Advanced Diploma of  Visual Art students develop a range of technical skills and conceptual strategies in visual art whilst developing their own individual direction. Participants discover and learn new methods and are able to focus on work and materials of their own choice. Through the course they 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.

Latrobe College of Art & Design is one of the leading colleges of art in Melbourne and its new Collingwood studio warehouse provides an exciting environment in which to study fine art and visual art.

Small class sizes and one-to-one teaching allow students to rapidly forge a creative direction and identify an independent visual art practice. A studio space will be allocated to students in their second year of study.

Our visual art courses are taught in fully equipped studios with up-to-date amenities, digital labs, workshops and common rooms required to create an amazing learning environment. Students also exhibit their work in the Latrobe College Gallery Space and each year have the opportunity to join the 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, photographer, animator, illustrator, designer, gallery assistant, gallery director, visual art teacher, museum conservator, exhibition curator, specialist artisan, visual art industry expert. Students can go on to further study at university level and receive credit for their study in these programs.


1st Year  (Diploma of Visual Art)

  • Drawing & Mixed Media
  • Studio Art & Ideas
  • Sculpture
  • Painting Methods
  • Art History 20th Century Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Digital & Moving Image

2nd year  (Advanced Diploma of Visual Art)

  • Extended Drawing
  • Studio Exhibition Project
  • Art Practice & Theory
  • Independent Studio & Visiting Artist
  • Extended Painting Methods

Photography Stream :

  • In the Photography stream, students will exchange
    drawing and sculpture units will Photography units



Autumn, trimester 118 February 2019Three days per week. Part-time is available.
Winter, trimester 23 June 2019
Spring, trimester 316 September 2019


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