Bachelor of Illustration

Melbourne Polytechnic

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00724G

The 21st century illustrator will be entrepreneurial, culturally and creatively aware, have strong management skills and business acumen, be able to predict and interpret trends and operate within changing environments. Consequently, the Bachelor of Illustration draws on scholarship in history, technology, commerce, media and cultural studies. The degree offers three years of specialised illustration and design study and is structured around three strands of learning - Creative Practice, Creative Tools and Skills, and Media and Context. This program provides students with the flexibility to pursue their stylistic preferences, while developing detailed knowledge and understanding of the wider Australian and international illustration scene.


  • Drawing Foundation
  • Digital Foundation
  • Design Foundation
  • Media and Context Contemporary Visual Culture
  • Drawing Media and Application
  • Digital Imaging
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 VCE or equivalent, with a study score of at least 20 in English. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study. A Diploma in Visual Arts, an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design or an Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Design enable admission into 2nd Year of the Bachelor of Illustration. Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5, Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

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