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We produce a range of artistic talent for the 21st Century
The Queensland College of Art is one of Australia's longest-running art and design colleges, as well as one of the most modern and respected. The Griffith Film School is the largest school of its kind in Australia. Studying at Griffith, you'll learn in world-class facilities from people who are already pushing the boundaries of visual and creative arts. You'll also develop the skills and confidence to practise your craft anywhere in the world.
Study visual and creative arts at Griffith
Become a cutting-edge creative in the field of your choice.
Hear from Professor Pat Hoffie; Professor Derrick Cherrie; Michael Zavros, award-winning QCA artist; Olivia Mathisen, Design graduate; Sara Irannejad, Doctor of Visual Arts student; Alicia Lane, Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) graduate and doctoral student; and Bachelor of Design students Sheridan Tully and Jayden Howie.
Ignite your imagination
Wherever your creative passions lie, you'll develop them further at the Queensland College of Art. Choose from design, fine art, photography, interactive media, and contemporary Australian Indigenous art. Griffith University also boasts Australia's largest film school, Griffith Film School, where you can study film and screen media production, animation and games design.
Learn and create in inspiring spaces
Study at the QCA's South Bank campus in the heart of Brisbane's cultural precinct or at the thriving arts community at the Gold Coast campus and enjoy access to world-class facilities, art galleries, exhibition spaces, studios and cutting-edge computer laboratories.
Take it from the top
QCA lecturers regularly hold exhibitions of their work and are represented on industry boards. This means you'll learn your craft from some of the country's leading artists and designers, and learn how to get your work into the public domain.
We’re proud to deliver an outstanding education that supports our students in facing the future with confidence, competence and the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Practical hands-on learning
Gain the technical skills and practical experience to forge a career in your chosen creative field. Our commercial studios, LiveWorm, LiveLab, LiveSpace and LiveImage offer students the opportunity to gain practical experience working on real projects for real clients. This means you’ll build your portfolio and make critical contacts and networks even before you graduate.
Emma Hutton exhibits in national graduate exhibition
Fine art graduate Emma Hutton is one of three Queensland College of Art graduates selected to exhibit as part of the Hatched National Graduate Show, a prestigious exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Her major sculptural installation, 'Timber Skin' features more than 5,000 hand-drawn, laser-cut timber pieces, threaded together with fine wire to form a scaled surface.
“This was my major graduation work at the QCA and for it to be on show at a national exhibition is a great opportunity. All of our lecturers at the QCA were practicing artists and most of them show their work in the big galleries, so they were able to give us feedback on how to execute all of our crazy ideas!”
Our art and design degrees span a variety of careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you may find opportunities in film and TV, games development, advertising, theatre, industrial design, art galleries, media and education.
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