The AEL group encompasses creative and performing arts, education, law, criminology, social science and humanities
We are the largest and most diverse academic group in the University, and our presence across all five Griffith University campuses focuses on developing programs to prepare students for a changing world. We are proud to foster an environment where research intensity can flourish, with our academic community undertaking outstanding scholarship and research that makes a major contribution to society.
Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor
The AEL group has Australia's best teachers
Our teachers have won more Australian Government awards, citations, fellowships and grants than any other university, including two Arts, Education and Law staff being named Australian University Teacher of the Year.
Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet
Through her work in the development of innovative practices and community engagement initiatives in music learning and teaching, Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet was named the 2014 University Teacher of the Year.
Associate Professor Halim Rane
Associate Professor Halim Rane developed the University's unique suite of Islamic Studies with a contemporary, secular focus on Islam-West relations. He is Griffith's third recipient of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year award, acknowledging the quality teaching and outstanding contributions made to student learning at Griffith.
Griffith is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide
Featured Alumni from Arts, Education and Law
Chris Eigeland is a serial entrepreneur, international lawyer and was Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2016.
Queensland Conservatorium graduate Dami Im has soared to international fame and is one of Australia’s most iconic pop idols.
Winning prestigious art awards and exhibiting in art museums across the world, Michael Zavros is living the dream of a successful visual artist.
Primary school science teacher Rebecca Johnson has published over 80 educational books and has won national awards for curriculum design.
June 22, 2017
Griffith’s Tallowwood childcare centre hits 30-year milestone
Education platform setting children up for life
June 22, 2017
When Hollywood meets the Outback
This week 50 students from Griffith Film School found themselves in Outback Queensland for the Vision Splendid Film Festival. Their mission? To pitch, write, shoot, edit and screen a short film in just one week.
June 22, 2017
Anastasia on song for Swiss opera contract
International success beckons for Queensland Conservatorium graduate Anastasia Bickel. Mezzo-soprano Anastasia graduated from the Con in 2016 and recently signed a two-year contract with OperAvenir at Theatre Basel in Switzerland. She will make her professional European debut in La Traviata, and will also perform in iconic operas including Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Strauss’ Elektra. “This […]
June 21, 2017
Nance wins New York Festival radio award
Journalist-in-residence Nance Haxton wins New York radio award.
June 19, 2017
A national amnesty will not rid Australia of violent gun crime
After 18 months of false starts, Australia is about to hold another gun amnesty for three months from July 1.
June 15, 2017
Essay the new norm for teaching students
From August 2017, prospective teaching students will be required to submit a 1000-word essay on why they want to teach before being accepted into Queensland universities.