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.
Updated 10.30 am 24 March 2020
Griffith University is taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. Our primary focus is the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. For the latest updates, please visit griffith.edu.au/coronavirus. Griffith students, please check your Learning@Griffith course sites for information on your individual classes, and your student email for further updates.
QCA Galleries update
QCA Galleries are taking a break from normal operations and will temporarily close to the public from 24 March 2020 until further notice. We are committed to protecting our staff and artists at this time, and ask you to join us in practicing social distancing measures to assist in protecting those most vulnerable in our communities.
As we adapt to the COVID-19 health emergency, we will be supporting our exhibiting artists by sharing projects online and developing new initiatives to connect with audiences.
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.
Exhibitions and galleries
Exhibitions, guest lectures and artist talks are programmed throughout the year in our six exhibition spaces, with exhibition opportunities available to students, staff and external exhibitors. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
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.
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.
N79 showcases art inspired by science
23 Mar 2020
Alumnus Renata Buziak has created the stunning artwork for the new Engineering, Technology and Aviation Building.
Griffith honours a remarkable artist and teacher
12 Mar 2020
The Queensland College of Art has paid tribute to acclaimed artist and teacher Uncle Laurie Nilsen, who passed away last week.
Art and activism at Sydney Biennale
10 Mar 2020
First Nations alumni will showcase their work at Australia’s largest contemporary art festival.
Commitment to equality on International Women’s Day
06 Mar 2020
On International Women’s Day, Griffith University acknowledges its role in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Student work featured in interest area navigation images: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art: Debbie Taylor Worley, Beyond Gavrinis, 2018; Design: ; 3D printing at the Queensland College of Art; Fine Art: Merrin Pratt, Fragment, 2018; Photography: Cian Sanders, Turtle Ephemera no.1, 2018.
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
South Bank graduate exhibitions
See works from Design, Creative & Interactive Media, Photography, Fine Art, and Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art students from QCA South Bank campus.
- Wednesday 30 October 2019 6 – 9 pm
- Exhibitions remain open 31 October – 3 November 2019, 10 am – 4 pm
- South Bank campus, 226 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Gold Coast graduate exhibition
See works from Design, Creative & Interactive Media, Digital Media, and Industrial Design students from the QCA Gold Coast campus.
- Friday 1 November 2019 6.30 – 9 pm
- One night only
- Gold Coast campus, G14 Precinct, Parklands Drive
See works from Master of Visual Arts, Master of Design, and Honours students from the QCA Gold Coast and South Bank campuses.
- Friday 15 November 2019 6 – 9 pm
- Exhibitions remain open 18 – 23 November 2019,
- 10 am – 4 pm
- QCA Galleries, South Bank campus