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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.
Queensland College of Art graduate exhibitions
Join us for a series of innovative and inspiring student-curated exhibitions featuring the next generation of creative thinkers, as they demonstrate the power and possibility of contemporary art and design
30 October – South Bank
1 November – Gold Coast
International following for Fine Art alumnus Andy Lowrie
In 2018 Queensland College of Art graduate Andy Lowrie was selected to exhibit his latest collection of jewellery in Rome, Italy—part of an international exhibition showcasing the best young talent from around the world. Andy’s bold designs, featuring unusual materials and forms, have won him an international following. ‘I’ve been really fortunate in recent years to have my work shown in Australia, North America and China,’ he said.
'I built the foundation of my career while I studied at QCA without even realising it, and it’s a touchstone for me to this day. It prepared me for making connections with people around the world and gave me the confidence to share my work.’
Andy Lowrie, Together Token (Green), 2015, (Necklace) Paint, copper, sterling silver and silk cord, 7 x 7 x 2cm, 55cm chain. Photo by Michelle Bowden.
|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 Arts 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.
|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.
08 Oct 2019
The art of healing
03 Oct 2019
Griffith film projects light up the screen at BIFF
Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.
Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October
Application Support Nights
Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.
Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December
Explore your options
If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.