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You will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

Start study from home

You will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

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 gain a grounding in the fundamental aspects of fine art practice and theory, and develop your individual skills, abilities and interests. In your second and third years, you’ll focus your studies towards your major studio area, while developing a wide range of skills, concepts and experiences. Graduate with the creative, interpretive and critical capabilities to equip you for a career in your chosen visual arts field.

Double degrees

Double your degree, multiply your opportunities.

Find out more about applying for a double degree

Study fine art at Griffith

We develop inspired, industry-ready creative professionals

Diverse specialisations

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:

  • Expanded Practice
  • Studio Art (painting, drawing, print, sculpture, jewellery and small objects)
  • Photographic Art Practice

Learn from the best

You’ll be challenged and supported to excel by lecturers who are also leading visual artists. Learn your craft from practicing professionals who regularly hold exhibitions of their work and are represented on industry boards. 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.

We’re proud to deliver an outstanding education that supports our students in facing the future with confidence, competence and the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Learn and create in inspiring spaces

Find your artistic voice in a dynamic creative environment. You’ll have access to an exciting calendar of on-campus exhibitions, guest lectures, masterclasses and artist talks. You’ll also have unique opportunities to exhibit and sell your work through our Galleries programs.

International field trips and study tours

You can choose to undertake an international study tour and gain credit towards your degree while enjoying exciting cultural experiences and advancing your professional skills.

Double degree

In the Bachelor of Fine Art/Bachelor of Business, you’ll develop your passion and skills in visual art while gaining practical business skills. The QCA attracts students that are dedicated to becoming innovative and creative practitioners. You’ll be able to apply your creativity in a wide range of commercial areas, understand visual arts practice in terms of a contemporary art market, and be prepared to work independently as an artist, in arts and cultural organisations.

Emma Hutton exhibits in national graduate exhibition

Fine art graduate Emma Hutton is one of three Queensland College of Art graduates selected to exhibit as part of the Hatched National Graduate Show, a prestigious exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Her major sculptural installation, 'Timber Skin' features more than 5,000 hand-drawn, laser-cut timber pieces, threaded together with fine wire to form a scaled surface.

“This was my major graduation work at the QCA and for it to be on show at a national exhibition is a great opportunity. All of our lecturers at the QCA were practicing artists and most of them show their work in the big galleries, so they were able to give us feedback on how to execute all of our crazy ideas!”

Bleach festival

Three-year partnership with Bleach* Festival to provide extensive practical experience to Griffith students from 2019

Career outcomes

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

A Bachelor of Fine Art will equip you for a career in the visual and creative arts, from gallery directors and professional artists to curators, educators, government arts workers and creative consultants. The skills and knowledge you gain will equip you to adapt and succeed in the expanding and changing landscape of the creative arts, and will also serve as the foundation for further studies in education, research or professional practice. You'll be equipped to pursue a multitude of opportunities, including:

  • Public artist
  • Installation artist
  • Gallery artist
  • Gallery operator
  • Curator
  • Sculptor
  • Designer
  • 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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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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27 Nov 2020

Nine students net New Colombo Plan Scholarships

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Art lecturer wins top honours at national awards

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