The Queensland College of Art offers the widest range of visual art programs in Australia
QCA students learn in world-class facilities from people who are pushing the boundaries of visual and creative arts.
Choose from our range of programs across design, creative and interactive media, fine art, photography and contemporary Australian Indigenous art.
Queensland College of Art study areas
A photography degree from Griffith will develop your artistic, academic or professional aspirations. Learn what it takes to make it as a photographer and turn your creative passion into a rewarding business.
Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art
A degree in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art invests Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with the skills and techniques to become professional artists and take on today’s art world in all its various forms.
Use your creativity and passion across diverse fields and graduate with the creative, interpretive and critical capabilities that equip you for a career in your chosen visual arts field.
This ground-breaking degree will give you a chance to rethink traditional processes and procedures in the design industry. Utilise creative and technical skills to rise to future design challenges.
Creative and Interactive Media
Develop your technical competency and digital creativity through the study of design methods, electronic audio, visual media, computation, and critical thinking.
Combine a creative engineering approach with industrial design innovation. Develop 3D computer modelling skills and use advanced technologies, including 3D printing, from your first year of study.
Increase your career options with a double degree
Combine creativity and business skills to expand your potential. Our innovative new double degrees bring together the creative, the technical and the practical, and prepare you in the best possible way for a future career in your chosen creative field.
Research and postgraduate study
Whether you're beginning your research study or continuing at a higher level, our degrees provide a unique opportunity to follow a specific interest in a particular research area.
The PhD is Griffith’s premier research training degree. It is awarded for a thesis (or a series of published papers), drafted under supervision, which makes an original, significant, and extensive contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study.
This degree can offer you formal recognition for your work if you are an established researcher and do not already hold a doctoral level qualification.
This professional development degree will help you extend your studio research and practice and make original conceptual advancements in your discipline. Gain research skills and the ability to articulate a theoretical position within a visual arts discourse.
Specialist Masters by Research
These specialist degrees combine coursework with professional and/or artistic practice.
Graduate Certificates provide graduates from all professional disciplines with a solid understanding of their choses visual arts field. They provide a comprehensive foundation for future postgraduate study. At the completion of a Graduate Certificate, artists, photographers, designers and filmmakers emerge with a richness of experience and cross-disciplinary skills.
This program is designed to provide graduates in the visual arts discipline with the opportunity to undertake advanced study in research methodology and to undertake supervised research work in the discipline area appropriate to their research trajectory.
Research study abroad
International students currently enrolled in a research degree in a university overseas may undertake a research project at Griffith University for one to three semesters, under the research study abroad program.
You’ll be able to study in any research area, provided supervision and resources are available. Credit gained at Griffith is transferred toward the degree at your home institution, with that institution’s agreement.