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Develop and refine your artistic talent through our range of specialisations
Studying fine art at Griffith's Queensland College of Art prepares you to use your creativity and passion across diverse fields. In your first year, you'll be grounded in the fundamentals of visual arts practice and theory, and cultivate your individual talents, abilities and interests. In your second and third years, you'll focus on your major study area while also developing skills, concepts and experience in other studio areas. You'll graduate with the creative, interpretive and critical capabilities that equip you for a career in your chosen visual arts field.
Study fine art at Griffith
We develop inspired, industry-ready creatives
Learn from the best
You’ll be challenged and supported to excel by lecturers who are also leading artists and designers, giving you the advantage of learning your craft from practicing professionals who regularly hold exhibitions of their work and are represented on industry boards. You’ll acquire the skills that art-making demands and learn how to get your work into the public domain. Queensland College of Art is one of Australia’s oldest, most respected art and design colleges, with world-class facilities. Our programs are industry focused and developed in partnership with professional art and design bodies.
Your fine art studies at Griffith will be centred on your individual potential and imagination. You’ll have the opportunity to refine your artistic talent by selecting a major in jewellery and small objects, painting, interdisciplinary sculpture, interdisciplinary print media, interdisciplinary drawing and art theory.
Study in an inspiring setting
Find your own artistic voice in a dynamic creative environment. Whether in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct at South Bank, or at the thriving arts community at the Gold Coast campus, you’ll have outstanding access to art galleries, studios, exhibition spaces and leading-edge computer laboratories.
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.
Being named as a finalist in the Archibald Prize, having your work on the cover of Frankie and on show at Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) alongside Queensland's finest artists is an incredible achievement for any artist- yet it's business as usual for Monica Rohan. `It was so encouraging to be on show at GOMA and to be able to interact with the international art scene without having to leave Brisbane,' she says. 'I'm so thankful for the success I've been able to enjoy, which has allowed me to leave my day job and focus solely on my art. The best thing about the Queensland College of Art is the community it creates—it's still a huge part of my life, all the friends I made there are artists and we continue to support each other.' Represented by Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane and Sophie Gannon Gallery in Melbourne, Monica paints exaggerated patterns drawn from textiles and foliage, which she says reflect the subconscious.
|Bachelor of Fine Art||South Bank
|Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours)||South Bank
|Doctor of Visual Arts||South Bank
|Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts||South Bank
|Master of Visual Arts||South Bank
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
|Double Degrees||Campus||OP rank|
|Bachelor of Fine Art/Bachelor of Business||Nathan
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Our graduates have become leaders in their chosen artistic spheres
Fine Art students aspire to be professional artists, or to pursue careers in the creative industries
Providing immersive, intensive, studio-based training, our program prepares you for a career in your specialised area of study or for work in the wider arts sector, including administration and education. You'll be equipped to pursue a multitude of opportunities, including:
- Public artist
- Installation artist
- Gallery artist
- Gallery operator
- Arts critic/writer
- Art teacher
As a graduate, you'll also have the opportunity (subject to GPA) of completing an honours year, preparing you for postgraduate studies.
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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