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Disrupt, innovate and work with industry

Study visual arts or design at the Queensland College of Art (QCA), Australia's leading art and design college, or study film, animation or games design at Griffith Film School, the largest school of its kind in Australia.

At Griffith, you'll develop and showcase your creative talents in world-class facilities and studio spaces, learning from industry leaders who love to push the boundaries.

When you choose Griffith, you'll graduate with the skills and confidence to build your career anywhere in the world. Our innovative community of students, alumni, staff and researchers include artists, designers, photographers, screen media creators, virtual production practitioners and visual communicators, who are transforming lives through their creativity.

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Gold coast and Nathan Open Day, Sunday 14 August, 9am - 2pm

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Sunday 14 August, 9 am–2 pm AEST

Visit our Gold Coast or Nathan campus to chat with our expert staff and students to learn about our degrees and admission pathways. You can also join in guided campus tours, information sessions and interactive workshops covering a variety of study areas.

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Study visual and creative arts at Griffith

Become a cutting-edge creative in the field of your choice.

Our Queensland College of Art (QCA) and Griffith Film School (GFS) visual arts, and design, and screen media studios are located on the banks of the Brisbane River at South Bank. Studio spaces cater to students of drawing, photography, sculpture, jewellery and small objects, printmaking, contemporary Australian Indigenous art, painting, and design, film, animation, games design and virtual production. These studio settings create ideal opportunities for students of QCA and GFS to grow their creative community.

Your creative career, made at QCA and GFS

The Queensland College of Art is renowned for its studio culture, vibrancy, and sense of social purpose. Choose from degrees in design, visual arts and contemporary Australian Indigenous Art.

Griffith University is also home to the Griffith Film School, where you can choose from degrees in film and screen media production, animation and games design.

Learn and create in inspiring spaces

Study at our South Bank campus in the heart of Brisbane's cultural precinct (QCA and GFS), or at the thriving arts community at the Gold Coast campus (QCA) and enjoy access to world-class facilities, art galleries, exhibition spaces, studios and cutting-edge computer laboratories. We prioritise a lively studio culture, emphasising thinking through making and increasing learning opportunities across our varied and well-equipped studios.

Take it from the top

Our 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, designers, and screen media practitioners. Learn how to get your work into the public domain and take advantage of masterclasses with visiting scholars and practising artists to inspire your creativity and increase your network.

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.

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Career opportunities

Our art, design and screen media degrees span a variety of careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you may find opportunities in film and TV, games development, animation, advertising, theatre, design, art galleries, creative consultants, media and education.

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Griffith filmmaker selected for prestigious Venice festival

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Key dates

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Sunday 14 August — Sunday 14 August

Griffith University’s Open Day

Spanning across Nathan and Gold Coast campuses, Open Day will showcase our world-class facilities, unique student life, and give you direct access to students and academics.

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Tuesday 27 September — Thursday 29 September

Experience Days – Years 9 and 10

High school students will have the opportunity to come on campus and get a real feel for what it’s like to study in that field at Griffith.

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