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Become a future innovator and leader

Set yourself for success in the dynamic contemporary digital media industry. This degree's multidisciplinary approach will develop your technical competency and digital creativity through the study of design methods, electronic audio, visual media, computation, and critical thinking. Combine these skills to produce imaginative concepts, functioning prototypes, digital audio-visual artefacts and assets, and interaction designs for everyday life. Study at the Queensland College of Art's South Bank campus, in the heart of Brisbane's cultural precinct, or at the thriving arts and technology community at the Gold Coast campus.

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Study creative and interactive media at Griffith

Develop technological prowess, an aesthetic focus, and the ability to embrace emerging career opportunities in creative media technologies. Award majors exist in digital arts and design and media applications.

Digital Arts and Design Award Major

Learn to design interactive experiences ranging from audio-visual installations to experimental mobile apps and websites. Gain a solid grounding in diverse digital media including 2D and 3D graphics, sound, and video. Apply your skills across physical computing, mobile systems, wearable technology, new media arts and games. You’ll be empowered to design and produce imaginative concepts, innovative prototypes, and complete artworks and designs to industry standard.

Media Applications Award Major

Learn essential skills to design, develop and program computer games, web and mobile applications. This major introduces you to various programming languages and their appropriate use, including team programming concepts, development environments, scripting techniques, software tools, life-cycle processes, testing and deployment. You’ll be given a systematic introduction to the development of dynamic, community-based applications. You’ll learn how to integrate web-coding, server-side scripting languages, database systems and native mobile applications.

5-Star Rated

Creative Arts at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Choose to do a double major, or undertake one award major plus a complementary specialisation in one of the following areas:

  • Graphic and communication design
  • Interior design and environments
  • Product and 3D design
  • Games design
  • Animation
  • Music technology
  • Data science and artificial intelligence
  • Information systems
  • Computer networks and security
  • Software engineering
  • Creative entrepreneurship

Julian Cheney

Queensland College of Art graduate

Digital illustrator and designer Julian Cheney fuses modern design aesthetics with diverse sound, visual and interactive elements. Using digital media such as interactive media, film, animation and visual art, the well-travelled Queensland College of Art graduate explores the narratives of identity, self-exploration and the outer and inner realities of existentialism. Julian recently presented a solo art exhibition in Sydney and is currently working on developing an interactive children's book and working towards publishing his illustrative work in collaboration with a fictional story.

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You'll graduate with the creative digital media skills that the world's leading design and technology employers demand

You'll be well-placed to meet the need for creators and thinkers, uniquely skilled in the arts, design and code, who can reimagine and reconfigure the way we engage with the world. Leading edge design and technology companies, and arts institutions, are chasing practitioners with high level creative and digital media skills. Future careers are waiting in commercial enterprises, the fine arts sector and government, and independent start-ups. Career outcomes include:

  • Creative technologist
  • Interactive media developer
  • Creative director
  • Web design and development
  • App design and development
  • Digital content manager
  • Digital media artist
  • Experience designer
  • Computer game programming
  • Interface design
  • Multimedia production
  • eLearning design
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Digital innovation

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