The AEL group encompasses creative and performing arts, law, education, 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

What can I study?

Arts, Education and Law programs and courses

Arts, Education and Law Research

Our Arts, Education and Law researchers undertake outstanding scholarship and ground-breaking research that makes major contributions to society. Their work supports social change and development across the world. Professor Paul Taçon is leading a national campaign to save Australia's rock art, which has been dated back to 39,000 years ago.

Teaching excellence

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.

World rankings

Griffith is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide

Remarkable alumni

Queensland Conservatorium graduate, renowned vocalist and composer Katie Noonan is synonymous with Australian music. Explore some of our remarkable Arts, Education and Law Alumni.

Featured Alumni from Arts, Education and Law

Chris Eigeland

Global shaper

Chris Eigeland

Law / Arts

Chris Eigeland is a serial entrepreneur, international lawyer and was Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2016.

Dami Im

Pop icon

Dami Im


Queensland Conservatorium graduate Dami Im has soared to international fame and is one of Australia’s most iconic pop idols.

Michael Zavros

Award-winning artist

Michael Zavros

Visual and Creative Arts

Winning prestigious art awards and exhibiting in art museums across the world, Michael Zavros is living the dream of a successful visual artist.

Rebecca Johnson

Educator extraordinaire

Rebecca Johnson


Primary school science teacher Rebecca Johnson has published over 80 educational books and has won national awards for curriculum design.

Latest news

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August 20, 2018

Griffith’s elite players straight out of student ranks

Marquis stars mean business in AON Series second season.

August 17, 2018

Book traces journey of recovery

A new book describes how men who have committed serious sexual offenses come to stop offending and end their ‘criminal career’.

August 16, 2018

Griffith announces squad for 2018 Aon Series

Familiar faces and new names come together for Women’s Rugby Uni 7s competition

August 14, 2018

Why we should talk about this

ABC Brisbane Radio’s Loretta Ryan will host a discussion with community and university experts about the prevention of domestic and family violence on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. They will discuss the prevalence and impact of gendered violence in the community and how bystanders can play a role in rec...

August 13, 2018

Book launch – Silenced Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence

Griffith Law School academic Dr Olivera Simic’s new book – Silenced Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence  – will be launched at  South Bank campus on Monday, August 20. The book focuses on the harrowing experiences of Bosnian Serb women, where the collapse of the former Yugoslavia le...

August 13, 2018

A remarkable Open Day 2018

Despite the arrival of the August ‘Ekka’ westerlies, thousands of prospective students, their families and community members embraced Griffith University’s Open Day 2018. The annual showcase event at Nathan, South Bank and Gold Coast campuses showcased the wide-ranging degrees and suppor...


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