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Focus on turning your interest into a career

Photography strongly influences the ways we express ourselves, how we perceive the world, and the forming of public opinion. A degree in Visual Arts prepares students for a professional career, providing you with the skills and knowledge to turn your creative photographic talents into a rewarding business.

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 photography at Griffith

Interrogate and challenge the meaning of the image, notions of authorship, and the medium itself, through speculative, innovative and informed practice.

Led by internationally recognised experts in the fields of lens-based practice, curatorial practice and critical theory, students will receive a grounding in historical and current lens-based practices (still and moving images), complemented by an exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of the medium and the subjects it addresses.

Study in a creative and collaborative environment with access to cutting-edge facilities. You’ll engage in learning activities that are structured to develop your own critical understandings of photography’s dynamic role in influencing the world around us, and you’ll gain insights around harnessing that knowledge to shape and enhance your own individual practice.

Lay the foundation for success

As a major in the Bachelor of Visual Arts, your photography studies provide the opportunity for in-field study in a variety of locations.

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.

Practical experience

Take up exciting work placements to build your portfolio and cultivate important industry contacts and networks and learn about professional photographic-quality printing through our LiveImage commercial arm. You can also gain credit towards your Visual Arts degree while enjoying exciting cultural experiences and advancing your professional skills on an international study tour.

Exhibitions and artist talks

Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to attend on-campus exhibitions, guest lectures, master classes and artist talks. You will also have the chance to exhibit and sell your work in our Queensland College of Art galleries.

Double degree

The Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Business double degree enables you to refine your creative craft and artistic vision along with developing practical business skills. You’ll graduate with core competencies such as critical and analytical thinking, business communication and decision-making. Gain skills in your chosen practice and learn how to effectively and efficiently manage creative ventures from a business perspective.

Joshua Prieto

Bachelor of Photography

Griffith photography, film and journalism students travelled to Cambodia, spending time on assignment with local NGOs to capture some of the country’s untold stories. Photography student Joshua Prieto has embraced the global mobility opportunities offered by Griffith, also travelling to Nepal and touring western Queensland to further his education outside the classroom. He relished the opportunity to get off the tourist trail and delve deeper into life in Cambodia.

“Travel forces you to push yourself outside your comfort zone. My technical skills improved out of sight, and it was amazing to be working side by side with journalism students and filmmakers from Griffith Film School.”

“Seeing the amazing work the NGOs do in Cambodia, and the bravery and grace of the people there was a life changing experience. It confirmed my decision to pursue photojournalism after graduation.”

Scholarships

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

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Career outcomes

Graduate with essential skills and industry connections

As a Griffith photography graduate, you'll know how to use visual media in all its forms

Our graduates win international accolades for their creativity, motivation and professional approach, but the key to graduate success is applying the transferable skills and knowledge gained at Griffith to an ever-widening scope of professions; from the traditional fields of arts, film and communication industries, commercial advertising, and entrepreneurship, to positions with non-government agencies, consultancy and policy-development roles, education and 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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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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