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Disrupt, innovate, and work with industry

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.

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 Design at Griffith

Be bold enough to believe in your own vision

Undergraduate Bachelor of Design

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

Visual Communication Design

Explore many different forms of visual and graphic communication and branding, and understand the social contexts and environmental responsibilities of design. You’ll learn to develop design solutions, which inform, persuade, provoke, or entertain your audience. You’ll focus on your passion, but also learn how to effectively present and communicate your ideas within this evolving industry.

Interior and Spatial Design

The power of design to shape and improve the spaces in which we live, work and play is immense. Learn to apply principles of sustainability, cost-effectiveness and innovation to the process of designing effective and productive spaces. You’ll learn about the history, impact and use of new and traditional materials in various global contexts.

Product Design

Can’t wait to get your hands on a 3D printer? The equipment and technology you have the chance to use at Griffith is state-of-the art and this means there are very few limits to what you can create. Undertake a range of creative projects and put our technology to the test, using 3D printing, 3D modelling, 3D scanning, laser cutting and CNC routing equipment.

Immersive Design

If you can imagine it, you can design it! Harness the power of digital software to imagine, design, and construct 3D forms to create immersive experiences in in virtual environments. This technology is being applied to:

  • visualise concepts and data across architecture, health and engineering
  • create reconstructions in the fields of archaeology and criminology
  • create virtual and augmented realities for use in gameplay and education

Interaction Design

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the interaction design major will develop your technical competency and digital creativity.

Study interactive design methods, electronic audio, visual media, computation and critical thinking. Combine these skills to produce imaginative concepts, functioning prototypes, digital audio-visual artefacts, and technically mediated interaction designs for everyday life.

Learn from the best

When you study at the Queensland College of Art (QCA) you 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.

Practical hands-on learning with QCA Live

Work on projects for real clients through our LiveWorm and LiveSpace work integrated learning programs. Take up exciting work placements to build your portfolio and cultivate important industry contacts and networks.

At QCA, we maintain strong links with industry to ensure we develop degrees based on the latest market trends and employer demand. Our industry partnerships and collaborations unlock all kinds of opportunities for students studying at the QCA. Partnerships with large events like Bleach* Festival, Botanica, and organisations such as Business South Bank offer unique learning experiences and connect you to industry while you’re studying.

Focused on the future

Our future-focused design degree is designed to give you the skills employers want, be in demand, and make a difference in a fast-changing world. Our design graduates will have unprecedented opportunity to contribute and lead in vital new forms of social and economic development.

Innovative creative spaces

Study design in unique studio spaces at QCA, Australia's leading art college. The multi-million dollar design studios on both our South Bank and Gold Coast campuses provide state-of- the-art facilities and equipment for students pursuing a design career.

The 3D printing and laser cutting labs, microelectronics workshops, flexible workspaces, and custom-built design studios allow you to take your concepts from design to prototype under one roof. Building your technical skills on modern equipment means you’ll be job ready upon graduation.

Our lively studio culture emphasises thinking through making, so you’ll have the space you need to create, innovate and disrupt conventional design thinking.

Double degree

The Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business double degree combines design creativity with business skills to allow you to take advantage of the commercialisation of visual communication design, interior and spatial design, product design, immersive design and interaction design. You will have a unique range of skills and abilities to bridge the creative-business divide.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Design is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). Students and graduates are automatically eligible to be DIA members.

Griffith creatives are job-ready thanks to industry placement

Design student Marie Feyfant was selected for the Creative Accelerator Program with global advertising giant Publicis Groupe. She credits her time at QCA with exposing her to top-level industry opportunities and setting her up for a career as a design creative.

Rachele credits her time at QCA for helping to develop her love for design.

“I think the biggest learning has been seeing how the industry works from the inside. I’ve been mentored by Publicis’ head of design, who is also a QCA alumnus, and he’s been great at involving me in projects and pitches. I don’t think there is another creative training program like this—you really have to bring your A-game.'

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Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Design and create your own pathway to success

You’ll graduate prepared to join the ranks of adventurous designers changing the way we interact with our environment and enhancing the way we live. You’ll gain the industry experience, networks and knowledge needed to succeed in cutting-edge design fields.

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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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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