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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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Design and Visual Arts portfolio workshops

A portfolio is essential to anyone aspiring to study the creative arts. Join our two-day workshop to learn the do’s and don’ts of a successful portfolio.

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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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Key dates

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Friday 20 May — Saturday 21 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit us at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo and explore the different degrees and careers options at Griffith.

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Monday 23 May — Monday 23 May

Responsible Business and Government Leaders of the Future

This Griffith Business School event sees Year 10 and 11 students undertake a series of workshops regarding business leadership, entrepreneurship, and business design.

Wednesday 25 May — Wednesday 25 May

Responsible Business and Government Leaders of the Future

This Griffith Business School event sees Year 10 and 11 students undertake a series of workshops regarding business leadership, entrepreneurship, and business design.

Tuesday 31 May — Tuesday 31 May

Tertiary Education Experience (Student Disability and Accessibility)

This on-campus day is designed for students with a disability to undertake careers workshops and discover how to prepare for university.

Thursday 2 June — Thursday 2 June

Application Support Webinar

Have you got questions about your university application? Join our Application Support Webinar to get tips from expert advisers and to talk to current students.

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Sunday 12 June — Sunday 12 June

Griffith University’s Creative Arts Open Day

Join us as Griffith’s South Bank precinct showcases the immense talents and state-of-the-art facilities of the Queensland Conservatorium, Queensland College of Art and Griffith Film School through hands-on workshops with real students and artists.

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Monday 13 June — Tuesday 14 June

Griffith Science and Engineering Challenge

Year 10 students will have the unique opportunity to experience a side of science and engineering they may not have encountered before.

Thursday 16 June — Friday 17 June

Griffith Science and Engineering Challenge

Year 10 students will have the unique opportunity to experience a side of science and engineering they may not have encountered before.

Thursday 23 June — Friday 24 June

Women in STEM

This event is designed for girls in Years 8, 9 and 10 looking to expand their interest in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Monday 27 June — Thursday 30 June

Performing Arts workshops - Winter School

The Performing Arts department of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s Winter School and Audition Workshops for both Acting and Musical Theatre participants.

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Monday 27 June — Friday 1 July

Griffith Film School Experience Week

Tailored to current Year 11 and 12 students, participants complete a piece of work for their creative portfolio while experiencing what it’s like to study at the Griffith Film School.

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Wednesday 29 June — Thursday 30 June

QCA Creative Portfolio Workshop

Work in an inclusive and encouraging environment to build your creative portfolio. This workshop is tailored to those in Year 10 and above and anyone considering future tertiary study at the Queensland College of Art.

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Friday 1 July — Thursday 7 July

Swaggies Winton Film Camp

Held in outback Queensland this event is a unique opportunity for passionate secondary school students in year 11 and 12 looking to explore Screen and Media as an exciting option for a career pathway after school.

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Monday 4 July — Thursday 7 July

Performing Arts workshops - Auditions

The Performing Arts department of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s Winter School and Audition Workshops for both Acting and Musical Theatre participants.

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Tuesday 5 July — Tuesday 5 July

Year 11 and 12 Experience Days

Griffith’s Experience Days events will offer high school students the opportunity to come on campus and immerse themselves in their specific study area of interest for the day.

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Wednesday 6 July — Wednesday 6 July

Year 11 and 12 Experience Days

Griffith’s Experience Days events will offer high school students the opportunity to come on campus and immerse themselves in their specific study area of interest for the day.

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Thursday 7 July — Thursday 7 July

Year 11 and 12 Experience Days

Griffith’s Experience Days events will offer high school students the opportunity to come on campus and immerse themselves in their specific study area of interest for the day.

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Friday 8 July — Friday 8 July

Year 11 and 12 Experience Days

Griffith’s Experience Days events will offer high school students the opportunity to come on campus and immerse themselves in their specific study area of interest for the day.

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Friday 15 July — Sunday 17 July

Melbourne Careers Expo

Join us at the Melbourne Careers Expo to get the information you need about our degrees and explore a variety of career options.

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Saturday 16 July — Sunday 17 July

TSXPO

Talk to Griffith’s academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admissions pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services.

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Tuesday 19 July — Tuesday 19 July

Sunshine Coast Careers Expo

Explore your career options and a variety of degrees at the Griffith University booth at the 2022 Sunshine Coast Careers Expo.

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Tuesday 26 July — Tuesday 26 July

IGNITE Youth Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University booth and discover our wide range of degrees, pathway options, and learn more about studying at Griffith.

Monday 1 August — Monday 1 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Whether you’re a high school student, parent, mature or postgraduate student, join us at this expo to explore the different career and degree options available at Griffith.

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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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Thursday 18 August — Thursday 18 August

Parent and Student Information Webinar - Years 9 and 10

This informative online webinar offers Year 9 and 10 high school students and their parents the opportunity to get personalised study and subject selection advice.

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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