Explore your creativity at the Queensland College of Art (QCA)

Our thriving community of artists, designers and photographers are constantly pushing the boundaries of the visual and creative arts. We’re also host to Australia’s largest film school, Griffith Film School, where students study film and screen media, animation and games design.

Study at our South Bank campus in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct, or at our exciting Gold Coast campus. Access our world-class facilities, including art galleries, exhibition spaces, studios and computer labs and learn from some of the world’s leading creatives.

Top ranking

Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings

QCA Graduate exhibitions

Selenna Gardner (Fine Art)

South Bank

QCA Showcase

Work from Design, Fine Art, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art, and Photography students

31 October – 5 November 10 am – 4 pm
Opening night
Thursday 1 November 6 – 9 pm
South Bank campus
226 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Image: Selenna Gardner, Paper, Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing)
Kyle Mortensen (Industrial Design)

Gold Coast

Out with a Bang!

Work from Digital Media and Industrial Design students from the QCA Gold Coast campus

One night only
Friday 2 November 6.30 – 9 pm
Uni Bar, The Link G07
Gold Coast campus
Image: Kyle Mortensen, Shell-f, Bachelor of Industrial Design
Kim Ah Sam (Honours)


On a Roll!

Work from Queensland College of Art Honours students

14 – 24 November
Opening night
Thursday 15 November 6 – 9 pm
POP Gallery
381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Image: Kim Ah Sam, Weaving My Story Through Country, Honours

What can I study?

Explore our Queensland College of Art programs and courses

QCA Live

QCA Live is the central hub breaking new ground by offering you platforms to redirect, challenge and rethink where you can take your creative career. Explore studio courses, work-integrated learning, professional development, real world projects, industry engagement, and mobility opportunities.

Creative Arts Research

Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) is a major multi-campus Research Centre established to build Griffith’s reputation as a national leader in research across all creative disciplines. The Centre complements Griffith’s long-established Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC).

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Queensland College of Art publications

QCA Publications

Explore student and staff outcomes

View the latest publications and resources from the Queensland College of Art, including student catalogues, research outcomes, gallery exhibition information, and international and national collaborations.

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Photography students in Bangladesh


Opportunities for future and current students

At the Queensland College of Art, we have a strong commitment to community partnerships and internationalisation. View the various opportunities available for both future students and current students at QCA and Griffith Film School.

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Griffith Film School building outside

Griffith Film School

Bring your vision to life on screen

QCA is home to Australia’s largest film school. Study film and screen media production, animation and games design. Develop studio skills and research methods while you learn in cutting-edge facilities from expert academics and industry professionals.

Griffith Film School

World rankings

Griffith is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide

Featured Alumni

Fashion illustrator

Megan Hess

Visual and Creative Arts

Megan illustrated New York Times bestselling book, Sex and the City. Her prestigious client list includes Vanity Fair, Chanel, Dior, Tiffany & Co., Vogue, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Spierig Brothers

Hollywood filmmakers

Spierig brothers


Twins Peter and Michael Spierig are taking Hollywood by storm with their films Undead, Daybreakers, and Predestination, starring Ethan Hawke.

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.

Olivia Mathisen

Interior designer

Olivia Dwyer


Olivia’s impressive portfolio includes major design projects for Sheraton Noosa, Woods Bagot’s Brisbane studio, and new Queensland Government state headquarters at 1 William Street.

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Latest news

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November 06, 2018

Photography lecturer recognised for work in Cambodia

For Griffith students studying abroad, the destination isn't a place, but a new way of seeing things. One of the university's most successful short-term mobility programs is the annual photography in-field trip to Cambodia, where students spend time on assignment with local NGOs to capture the country's untold stories. Queensland College of Art Photography Program Director Dr Heather Faulkner has ...

October 30, 2018

QCA showcases graduating talent

The Queensland College of Art Graduate Exhibitions are a must-see for art lovers on the lookout for the “next big thing”. The Queensland College of Art will open its doors to the public this week for a series of exhibitions featuring the work of its graduating students. The annual QCA Showcase will take over the South Bank ...

October 30, 2018

Griffith partners with Bleach Festival

Griffith University has signed a three-year partnership deal with Bleach* Festival – the Gold Coast’s premiere arts and culture event. The centrepiece of next year’s festival will be a blockbuster outdoor performance of Verdi’s Requiem, featuring students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Talented musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony O...

October 29, 2018

Griffith film alumnus wins lord mayor’s top award

Griffith film alumnus Tim McGahan has been recognised as Business Person of the Year at the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards. Tim took out the top award, which acknowledged his business acumen and contribution to the local film industry. Tim’s company, Blacklab Group, has produced two international blockbusters – Predestination and Winchester – written and directed by ...


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