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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 Derrick Cherrie, Director of Queensland College of Art; Michael Zavros, award-winning QCA artist; Olivia Mathisen, who works in business development at architectural consulting practice Woods Bagot; Sara Irannejad, Doctor of Visual Arts student; Alicia Lane, Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) graduate and doctoral student; Fine Art Professor Pat Hoffie; 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, digital media, and contemporary Australian Indigenous art. QCA 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.

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Career opportunities

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.

Student story

Matthew Schofield

Griffith visual arts graduate

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Matthew Schofield - Griffith visual arts graduate

May 29, 2017

A brave new world

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Monday 27 February — Saturday 17 June

Trimester 1 (International)

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester starting on Monday 27 February.

Friday 2 June — Saturday 3 June

Careers & Employment Expo

Opportunity to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities for career options.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September. Get started on your study journey.

Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2 (International)

Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July

Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan

Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.

Saturday 15 July — Sunday 16 July

TSXPO

Unique opportunity for anyone starting, changing or upgrading their career. 

Tuesday 18 July — Tuesday 30 May

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers & Employment Expo

Latest information on tertiary studies, further training, hands on demonstrations and employment opportunities.

Monday 24 July — Tuesday 30 May

Open Day

Discover what’s possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campuses to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support and tour our campus. Find out more.

Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.  Find out more.

Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February

Trimester 3

Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2016 to Friday 2 February 2018.

Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February

Trimester 3 (International)

Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2017 to Friday 17 February 2018.

Wednesday 15 November — Tuesday 30 May

Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Wednesday 22 November — Tuesday 30 May

Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.