Arts, Education and Law

The AEL group encompasses creative and performing arts, education, law, criminology, social science and humanities

Our presence across all five Griffith University campuses focuses on developing programs to prepare students for a changing world, as well as creating an environment where research intensity can flourish.

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Explore our 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.

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Griffith expert

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.

Find out more about ocial change through music

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.

Find out more about a new approach to Islam-West relations

World rankings

Griffith is ranked in the top 3% 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.

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Katie Noonan

Featured Alumni from Arts, Education and Law

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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 singing on stage

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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.

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April 26, 2017

Singing the best medicine for Parkinson’s sufferers

They say laughter is the best medicine, but researchers at Griffith are looking at whether singing may be able to help improve the lives of Parkinson’s sufferers. Researchers at the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre are launching a new 6-month project to evaluate whether singing can help improve the communication skills and mental outlook of people with Parkinson’s Disease.

April 19, 2017

Photography student scoops top prize

Queensland College of Art student Tim Marshall has been crowned Queensland's top student photographer at the AIPP QLD Epson Professional Photography Awards. The Bachelor of Photography student, 36, received raves from the judging panel for his submission, which included a powerful stand-out shot taken on a QCA study trip to Nepal.

April 19, 2017

Scholarship fosters next generation of filmmakers

Griffith Film School student Siobhan Domingo will get the opportunity to hone her craft alongside the country’s top camera crews after winning the John Bean Memorial Scholarship. The Brisbane-based filmmaker has just embarked on a Masters of Screen Production, which will be partially funded by the scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship also includes an intensive four-week internship with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

April 19, 2017

Exploring the unique skills of people with autism

Developing the unique skills of people with autism and improving pathways to further education and employment will be explored in an autism seminar at Griffith University’s Mt Gravatt campus on Friday, April 21.

April 18, 2017

Turning the lens on Nepal’s untold stories

Griffith photography students recently travelled to Nepal for a three-week study tour, using their work to reveal the untold stories of this tiny Himalayan nation. The tour featured a five-day festival of masterclasses and workshops, followed by an intensive 12-day storytelling project which gave students the opportunity to work in the local community with a team of international mentors.

April 18, 2017

Harry’s legacy lives on in research centre

The Harry Gentle Research Centre will be launched at Nathan campus on Friday, March 31.


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