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This is the start of your career as a visual artist. At QCA, you’ll have the right people and resources in place to support you in sharpening your studio skills and research methods.
Study areas include interdisciplinary print media, art theory, jewellery and small objects, painting and interdisciplinary sculpture.
Our programs have an industry focus and are developed in partnership with professional art and design bodies.
You’ll graduate with an appreciation of the artist's role in society and be equipped for a career in your chosen visual arts field.
| Bachelor of Fine Art
| South Bank
|| 3 FT
|| English (4SA)
|Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours
||1 FT||Bachelor of Fine Art
- Art Theory
- Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art
- See also: Studio Art Major (Digital Media, Gold Coast)
- Other Visual and Creative Arts areas of study
- Read more about the Bachelor of Fine Art.
Learn from the best
At Griffith, you’ll learn from cutting edge visual and creative arts practitioners. QCA lecturers regularly hold exhibitions of their work and are represented on industry boards. This means you’ll learn your craft from some of the country’s leading artists, and learn how to get your work into the public domain.
Postgraduate Fine Art options
Choose to continue your study with these postgraduate programs:
- Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts
- Master of Arts in Visual Arts (MAVA)
- Master of Arts with Honours in Visual Arts
Careers in Fine ArtOur Fine Art graduates have an enviable record of career success as professional artists. Many have works in private and public collections and have won scholarships and domestic and international awards. Others continue on to higher research degrees or hold significant posts in the wider arts sector, including education and arts administration.
Employment opportunities include:
- Public artist
- Installation artist
- Gallery artist
- Gallery operator
- Arts critic/writer
- Art teacher
Fine Art student experience
Caitlin Franzmann graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) in 2012 and was recently awarded the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2014. With over 30 finalists, the competition was fierce and featured a high number of QCA alumni.
Established in 1987 The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize is a highly regarded emerging art prize dedicated to innovation and excellence across contemporary, traditional and new media genres. The annual non-acquisitive prize is an initiative of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), in partnership with Griffith University Art Gallery since 2010. The overall winner is awarded a $15,000 prize sponsored by Brand+Slater Architects and two highly commended works are awarded $1,000 each.
Hundreds of entries are attracted from all over Australia with a select few being chosen to exhibit at Griffith University Art Gallery, South Bank. The exhibition offers an inspiring glimpse into the future of Australian contemporary art.