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Be equipped with the creative, technical skills and insights to rise to future design challenges

This ground-breaking degree will give you a chance to redirect, challenge and rethink traditional processes and procedures in the design industry.

It will prepare you for a career as a commercial designer, innovator and design leader. You will learn from a combination of practical training and theory, and create designs that take into account social and environmental concerns and are up to date with the latest design practices.

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Study Design at Griffith

Prepare for success as a professional product designer

Learn from the best

Study at the Queensland College of Art 
(QCA) and join a thriving community of designers, artists, animators, photographers and filmmakers.
 You’ll learn from people who are already pushing the boundaries of the visual and creative arts industry. 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 designers and artists, as well as how to get your work into the public domain.


Graphic and communication design

Develop creative design skills in graphic and communication design, including print and corporate design, publishing and packaging, advertising and marketing, as well as printing for industry, art direction and styling, typography, signage and illustration.

Interior design and environments

Develop skills in observing, measuring and designing interior spaces in built environments, including institutional, commercial and domestic spaces.

3D and product design

Develop an understanding of the fabrication of products in the context of Sustainability, and learn how to eliminate the need for disposable products and create products that last longer and are repairable. Learn about 3D design and printing for complex products and the use of computer-aided design in manufacture.

Visualisation design

Visualisation has many applications, from architectural and urban planning, scientific and medical visualisation, to the visualisation of information, data and products. Develop specialist software skills, offering opportunities in visualisation, post-production, video production and motion graphics.

Location, location, location

Study at the QCA South Bank campus in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct, or Griffith’s vibrant Gold Coast campus, and enjoy access 
to art galleries, exhibition spaces, studios and computer laboratories. QCA is also one of Australia’s oldest and most respected art schools.

Thembi Hanify

Queensland College of Art graduate

Working in the art department of New York-based fashion label Rag & Bone, design graduate Thembi Hanify has fond memories of studying at Queensland College of Art. “I really feel like I learned so much in my time there,” she says. “My tutors were very supportive and their real-world critique and experience gave me the knowledge I needed to make the jump into the deep end that is New York.” Thembi says it was great to be part of such a diverse creative community while studying. “Interacting with students from different areas, like photography and fine art, greatly influenced my approach to visual communication,” she says.

Thembi Hanify

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Career outcomes

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

Graduates from the Queensland College of Art can expect to follow a wide range of career paths in strategic design, product design, interior and furniture design, design management, creative industries, digital design, publishing and broadcasting, branding and advertising, e-commerce, journalism, event management, curating and cultural planning.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia

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Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2

Our second trimester starts on Monday 3 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 30 September to Saturday 14 October.

Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September

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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.

Tuesday 26 September — Wednesday 27 September

Twilight tours - Gold Coast & Nathan

Take a guided tour of our Gold Coast and Nathan campuses and find out more about life at Griffith. Book now.

Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

Learn more about studying in Trimester 3.

Wednesday 15 November — Tuesday 22 August

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 22 August

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.

Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

Know Your Options

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.