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Take your inner artist to the next level

Our Certificate IV in Visual Arts is the first step to expand our student’s understanding of all practical and theoretical areas in arts practice.

The course is designed to lead into the Fine Arts and Illustration and extends the student's awareness of self-expression and creativity, through drawing, painting, sculpture print making, digital art, exhibition planning, creative thinking and building a business in the creative industries.

Our experienced staff are practicing artists and experts in their teaching areas, are committed to their students and passionate about the quality of their learning experience.

We offer a regular visiting artist program includes industry experts in a variety of genres and introduces students to industry practice, new creative processes and networking opportunities.

Students will receive a broad experience in art within the classroom and workshops to facilitate personal understanding of their own future direction in the creative industries. They will participate in and experience a range of exhibitions held in professional gallery spaces.

Chisholm art facilities include excellent industry standard printmaking and sculpture studios.

Full time 2-3 days per week

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

View some of our Visual Arts student's work on flickr

Course code
On campus
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 12 months.
Start dates
26 Feb (FULL) and 29 March 2021