Image: The crew of GFS production Two Weeks on set: Isabel Stanfield, Ben Cotgrove, Mary Duong.

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Student opportunities

Practical hands-on learning

LiveLab is the commercial production arm of Griffith Film School, providing a comprehensive work integrated learning experience for students. Covering all platforms, LiveLab produces innovative, creative content, and a professional service on par with the best production companies.

Guest lectures and masterclasses

Students have access to an exciting calendar of on-campus seminars, guest lectures, masterclasses and screenings in the Griffith Film School cinema. You’ll also have unique opportunities to screen and show your work. Students have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, who have included Hollywood Directors Gil Bettman and Mark Travis, multi-Oscar award-winning producer Lord David Puttnam CBE, Academy award-winning animator Adam Elliot, the esteemed Gobelins School in Paris, and renowned animators and motion capture experts.

Film Festivals

Travel to Cannes International Film Festival to attend events, meetings and workshops and connect with global leaders in the industry. We are the only Australian film school to have a student showcase at Cannes. 2018 marked the tenth year Griffith Film School students have been offered this valuable opportunity.

Students have also screened work at international film festivals including: Munich International Student Film Festival, Beijing Student Film Festival, Cameraimage, Berlin International Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Uni Shorts Film Festival in NZ.

World-class facilities

Get a hands-on education across various digital formats using the most advanced facilities including:

  • Griffith Film School Cinema
  • studio facilities providing multi-camera and sound stage capacity
  • motion capture
  • significant post-production labs and edit rooms
  • state-of-the-art sound recording studios.

Global industry links

  • Active member of the World Film School Association (CILECT) providing leadership in the Asia-Pacific Association
  • Reputation within CILECT – 160 International Film Schools
  • 1 of 5 CILECT schools within Australia
  • Leader in establishment, management and growth of Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association (ASPERA)
  • Ongoing engagement with Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM)
  • Ongoing partnership with the Asia Pacific Screen Academy/Awards (APSA)

Asia Pacific Screen Lab

The Asia Pacific Screen Lab is a year-long immersive development program in conjunction with APSA Academy, Griffith University, Griffith Film School and NETPAC.

At its core the APSLab develops a vehicle for enabling film co-productions by early career feature filmmakers from across the Asia Pacific. Mentors are sourced from the Asia Pacific Screen Academy.

Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships to remarkable students, in particular the ABC John Bean ACS Memorial Scholarship for Cinematography, which encourages excellence in cinematography, with a focus on documentary; and the Lord David Puttnam Scholarship for Producers, which offers support to an outstanding student to undertake the Masters of Screen Production at Griffith Film School.

Partner Institutions and collaborations

We have a strong commitment to community partnerships and internationalisation and engage in regular consultation and liaison with local and national industry towards curriculum development and internship possibilities.

Students can take advantage of sponsorship, outreach and community service opportunities, project and research collaborations and our partnerships with organisations including Queensland Music Festival, Gobelins L'école De L'image and Beijing Film Academy (BFA).

Go Global

Enhance your study by completing part of your degree overseas. With over 200 partner institutions in over 40 countries, there's a program to suit every student, including: trimester, summer or winter exchange; global internships; international volunteering; overseas short courses, conferences and workshops; field trips and research practicums.

Study tours and field trips

Studying at Griffith Film School opens up a world of opportunity. As a GFS student, you can choose to undertake an international study tour. Many study tours are for approximately three weeks. You’ll gain credit towards your degree while enjoying exciting cultural experiences and advancing your professional skills.

Image: Griffith Film School study tour to India, 2018.

High school and community opportunities

Arrange a personalised campus tour, or come along to an Experience Day.

We also offer alternate pathway programs for students to start studying with us sooner.

Campus tours and school visits

We can arrange for our staff, lecturers or current students to come out to your school and talk to students, highlighting our different areas of study. We can also arrange a broad presentation on careers and pathways into Griffith. Alternatively, campus tours are a fantastic way of giving students a hands-on experience at Griffith Film School.

Contact Donna Hamilton for more information.

Unireach program for Year 12 students

The UniReach program aims to give students at selected Brisbane and Gold Coast secondary schools assistance in improving their academic performance in order to gain entry to Griffith. Students are selected with the support of principals, teachers and guidance officers.

Find out more about Uni-Reachon their website

Experience days: Year 10–12 students

Experience days allow you to get a taste of University life. Meet lecturers and staff from your specific area of interest, as well as like-minded students from other schools.

Contact Donna Hamilton for more information.

GUESTS program for high school students

The GUESTS program offers the opportunity for motivated senior high school students to sample university life by studying a single course at university while still at school.

Find out more on the GUESTS website

Study at GFS while you finish high school and gain credit towards a degree

Our Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) program is designed to give you the opportunity to study a single course at Griffith while completing your high school studies. Griffith Film School recently offered introductory courses in Animation and Film Media to Year 11 GUESTS students. Taught in intensive mode by GFS lecturers, these courses provided an authentic introduction to the requirements and practicalities of undertaking a degree in Animation and Film and Screen Media Production at Griffith Film School.

On successful completion of the course, students are eligible for an adjustment of two ranks to their OP when applying for a Griffith degree and credit transfer once they commence their related degree.

Contact Donna Hamilton for further information: d.hamilton@griffith.edu.au

Support for high school students

If you’re finishing high school and are ready to transition to university, we can help.