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.

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.

The Griffith University Art Museum and some QCA Galleries spaces are now open, practicing safe and hygienic practices, with an appropriate number of attendees are in the galleries at one time, in line with the Government's social distancing guidelines. Visitors will be asked to check into QCA Galleries using a QR code.

We will continue to support our exhibiting artists through gallery exhibitions, online exhibitions, sharing projects online and developing new initiatives to connect with our audiences.

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Updated 3.30 pm 20 April 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 are temporarily closed 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.

Visit our new online exhibitions site, which will be added to regularly with new works showcasing the talent of our students, alumni and staff.

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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.

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QCA Galleries

QCA Galleries

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.

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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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Virtual experience

Virtually tour QCA spaces

Explore some of our spaces and studios in 360° and experience QCA from wherever you are, without stepping foot on campus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions?

Find answers to your questions about studying at QCA, our location and facilities, hands on learning opportunities and career options.

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QCA Community

Celebrating our thriving creative community

At QCA, we teach creative innovation and adaptability and we constantly see the results of that in the many and varied successes of our students, staff and alumni.

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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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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: ; 3D printing at the Queensland College of Art; 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

South Bank Queensland College of Art graduate exhibition

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

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Gold Coast graduate exhibition

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

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Honours and postgraduate Queensland College of Art graduate exhibition

Honours/postgraduate exhibitions

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

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