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Turn your fine art skills into a career

Chisholm's Diploma in Fine Art provides a stimulating delivery to support your creativity across multi-disciplines in art including drawing, painting, sculpture, digital media, creative thinking, exhibitions concepts and printmaking.

This course will further develop your practical communication skills in a variety of traditional and digital media. In addition, you will learn to conceptualise ideas, problem solving techniques, portfolio presentation, history and theory, sustainability and how to prepare artwork from creation to exhibition.

Our passionate teachers are practicing artists closely connected to the visual arts industry, encouraging both traditional and contemporary creativity. Our experienced trainers inspire and support our students to create a portfolio in a range of styles which is technically and conceptually focused.

Strong emphasis is placed on developing students’ ability to create their own designs through group activities and innovative approaches to handling materials. On completion of this course, graduates will enter the arts industry prepared and with the skills needed to present their work directly to the public or exhibitions, supply to retail outlets or find employment in various creative arts industries.

You will complete most of your learning in our dedicated drawing, sculpture, printmaking and mac studios located at the Frankston campus. Students will have the opportunity to plan and exhibit work in commercial gallery spaces throughout the course.

Classes are informative and fun, with students encouraged to introduce their own style to their work to class assessments.

Our focus is on quality facilities and links to industry partners to provide stimulating and strong technical and creative expertise in the Visual Arts field. This program is supported with workshops, excursions, industry visits and participation in competitions.

Full time: three to four days a 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

Course code
On campus
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
15 October