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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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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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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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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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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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