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Equip yourself with creative and technical skills and insights to rise to future design challenges

Now, more than ever, people are seeking design-led innovation to produce solutions for real-world problems. The evolving design industry opens doors to emerging career opportunities, and professionals have the chance to truly change the world.

Gain the knowledge to redirect, challenge and rethink traditional processes and procedures in the design industry.

Top Ranking

Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the 2017 Uni Reviews rankings

Study Design at Griffith

Combine design-thinking and emerging technologies to address real-world problems

Learn from the best

Study at the Queensland College of Art (QCA) and join a thriving community of designers, artists, animators, photographers and filmmakers. Learn from people who are already pushing the boundaries of the visual and creative arts industry.

Expand your design knowledge

Develop the conceptual foundations and skills required to communicate ideas that captivate, inform and inspire as you establish your individual style and vision. Study in a creative, collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in brand new design studios.

Practical experience

In your undergraduate degree work on projects for real clients through our LiveWorm work experience program. Take up exciting work placements to build your portfolio and cultivate important industry contacts and networks.

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.


Within the Bachelor of Design program, your second and third years focus on selected majors:


The Graduate Certificate of Design provides you with a thorough understanding of contemporary global issues within the area of Experience Design (UX and Service Design), Design Thinking, Design Language, Storytelling and Advanced Technologies.

The Master of Design is suited to designers and non-designers alike, who wish to complement their existing skills with the frameworks, strategies, technologies and tools to solve complex business problems.

Chris Little

PhD candidate

PhD candidate, Chris Little is using cutting-edge 3D technology to preserve the country’s oldest human footprints. Chris was invited to Mungo National Park as part of his research into heritage preservation. The world heritage site contains Indigenous footprints known as the Willandra Trackways – the oldest footprints ever found in Australia and the largest set of ice age footprints in the world. Chris has been tasked with 3D scanning the footprints to document and preserve the trackways.

“Scanning is the perfect way to record and preserve the past, and 3D printing the trackway scan data will provide a tactile experience, giving a true sense of distance, depth and scale. We want to combine the 3D scans with an interactive augmented reality experience that will bring the stories back to life.”

Chris has worked on many different projects, from 3D scanning forensic crime scenes and dinosaur bones, to preserving WWI relics. “It is great at Griffith that students are taught the proper workflows, and how to create these innovative, bespoke products using 3D scans and design.”

Chris Little

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.


Over 600 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

Design your own pathway to success

If you’re interested in a career in design practice, looking to advance your existing skill set or explore new career avenues in experience design, design strategy or leadership – your studies at the Queensland College of Art can be tailored to suit.

Design graduates can expect to follow a wide range of career paths in strategic design, product design, interior and furniture design, graphics, design management, creative industries, communications, UX and service design, digital design, publishing and broadcasting, branding and advertising, e-commerce, journalism, event management, curating and cultural planning, and design research.

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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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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

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 admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December

Explore Your Options - Online

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

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day 2019

With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith. Find out more