Join a vibrant and innovative community of creative thinkers

QCA Live is the central hub breaking new ground by offering you platforms to redirect, challenge and rethink your creative potential. Course offerings displayed here are open to all Griffith University students–including those from the Queensland College of Art–and to the wider public.

Tracks cover all Queensland College of Art interest areas and connect with other disciplines offering studio courses, work-integrated learning, professional development, real world projects, industry engagement, and mobility opportunities. Respond to rapidly shifting social, cultural and professional environments in which workforces go global and seek creative thinkers.

Expand your creativity with the QCA Live Interactive Tool

Picture your pathway by selecting tracks from the platforms below. View more information, contact details, availability, and the many projects, field studies and events that can be engaged in throughout the full calendar year.

Undertake activity under one platform in a specific area, or vary your activities across all four platforms.

QCA Live platforms

QCA Live Open: Creativity and innovation through theory and practice

  • Open studio
  • Art and design theories
  • Visual arts innovation

Australian Art

Creative Research Methodologies

Creative Visual Strategies

Histories and Theories of Design

Illustration and Publication

Introduction to Photography

Introduction to Western Art

Life Drawing

Painting and Observation


Plein Air Painting

Production Reproduction

QCA Live Enterprise: Professional and commercial studio tracks

  • Work integrated learning
  • Internships
  • Work experience

Griffith University Art Museum Intern

LiveImage: work integrated learning

LiveSpace: work integrated learning

LiveWorm: work integrated learning

Portrait Photography

Principles of Curating

Revit (Intermediate)

Socially and Environmentally Responsible Design

QCA Live Mobile: National and international study tracks

  • QCA study tours
  • QCA field trips
  • Back to Country

Arctic: Climate Change

China: Design Research in a Global Context

Italy: Venice, Florence and Rome

Nepal: Doing Visual Poltics

New Caledonia: Noumea

New York: Photography and Fine Art Study Tour

QCA Live Futures: Boundary-pushing tracks

  • Emerging and speculative
  • Digital technologies
  • Sustainable futures

Advanced Fabrication and Construction

Advanced Web Design

Architectural Visualisation

Digital Jewellery

Digital Modelling for Design

Digital Photography

Experimental Photography

Photogrammetry and VR

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Featured QCA Live Opportunities

QCA Enterprise

Gain real industry experience through our in-house commercial studios

At QCA, you’ll have the opportunity to work on projects for real clients in one of our four commercial studios. Build your portfolio and make critical contacts and networks through our work-integrated learning programs and key industry links.

QCA Enterprise

Exhibitions and events

Gain first-hand experience working with the Griffith University Art Museum

The Student and Alumni Internship Program is designed to provide successful applicants with valuable first-hand experience working with the Griffith University Art Museum. The core component of the internship will take place at Griffith's Nathan campus.

Griffith Art Museum Internships

Student & community opportunities

Festivals, exhibitions, artist talks, study tours, exchange and collaboration

At the Queensland College of Art we believe everyone should have access to a creative community in order to expand their creative potential. View more opportunities available to our current students, future students, high schools, and the wider community.

Student & community opportunities

Visual Arts

Visual and Creative Arts programs and courses