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.

Study at our South Bank campus in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct, or at our exciting Gold Coast campus. Collaborate with Griffith Film School students studying film and screen media, animation and games design.

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

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BRISBANE ART DESIGN FESTIVAL

Queensland College of Art (QCA) is opening its studios, for the public to see student artists working at our South Bank campus as part of the inaugural Brisbane Art Design (BAD) Festival 2019 – a festival of dynamic exhibitions, talks, art tours, workshops and open studios.

Founded by Museum of Brisbane, BAD champions Brisbane art and design, and spotlights our thriving cultural identity through the places, histories and climate that bring our collective creativity to the fore.

Visit our QCA Open Studios on 11 & 18 May 2019 9 am – 12 noon. Our students will be working on Visual Arts projects and participating in artist talks.

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Photography students in Bangladesh

Opportunities

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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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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Queensland College of Art

QCA Live

Challenge your creativity

QCA Live is a central resource to explore platforms that will redirect, challenge and rethink where you can take your creative career. Explore studio courses, work-integrated learning, professional development, industry engagement, and mobility opportunities.

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Griffith University Art Museum

Based on the South Bank campus, Griffith University Art Museum is custodian of the Griffith University Art Collection, the second largest public art collection in Queensland. The Museum is committed to innovative research and experimentation to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society. The Museum organises exhibitions, educational and public programs.

Image: Reparative Aesthetics: Rosângela Rennó and Fiona Pardington exhibition installation view, Griffith University Art Museum 2016. Photography: Carl Warner.

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World rankings

Griffith is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide

Featured Alumni

Tony Albert

Visual artist

Tony Albert

CAIA

Tony Albert has achieved extraordinary international success since graduating from a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art.

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Megan Hess

Designer / Visual Artist

Megan Hess

Design

Megan Hess is one of the world’s most sought after fashion illustrators with a prestigious client list that includes Vanity Fair, Chanel, Dior, Tiffany & Co., Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, Cartier, and Balenciaga.

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Dean West

Photographer

Dean West

Photography

Dean West is best known for his intricate and highly staged photographs that take everyday occurrences beyond the realm of natural reality. His commercial clients include Disney, MTV, Sony and Fox Sports.

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Michael Zavros

Visual Artist

Michael Zavros

Fine Art

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

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Student work featured in interest area navigation images: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art: Debbie Taylor Worley, Beyond Gavrinis, 2018; Design: Larissa Vayro, Curved Apartment, 2018; Fine Art: Merrin Pratt, Fragment, 2018; Photography: Cian Sanders, Turtle Ephemera no.1, 2018.

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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.

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)

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