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Chase your next creative challenge!

If you love picture making and the process of creating visual stories this course is for you.

By specialising in illustration at Chisholm, you will further develop your practical communication skills in a variety of traditional and digital media. In addition you will learn to develop conceptual ideas, problem solving techniques, history and theory, sustainability and how to prepare artwork from publishing to exhibition.

Our passionate teachers are closely connected to the illustration industry, encouraging both traditional and contemporary image making.

Delivered by experienced teachers who are current practitioners in their field our teachers inspire and support our students to create a portfolio in a range of styles.

You will complete most of your learning in our dedicated drawing and illustration studios located at the Frankston campus and will have the opportunity to 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.

Chisholm Institute’s focus is on quality facilities and links to industry partners to provide stimulating and strong technical and creative expertise in the illustration field. The program is supported with workshops, excursions, industry visits and participation in competitions.

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. Part Time, 2 years.
Start dates
Commencing February 2020