Queensland College of Art

Explore your creativity at the Queensland College of Art (QCA)

Our thriving community of artists, designers and photographers are constantly pushing the boundaries of the visual and creative arts. We’re also host to Australia’s largest film school, Griffith Film School, where students study film and screen media, animation and games design.

Study at our South Bank campus in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct, or at our exciting Gold Coast campus. Access our world-class facilities, including art galleries, exhibition spaces, studios and computer labs and learn from some of the world’s leading creatives.

What can I study?

Explore our Queensland College of Art programs and courses

QCA Live

QCA Live is the central hub breaking new ground by offering you platforms to redirect, challenge and rethink where you can take your creative career. Explore studio courses, work-integrated learning, professional development, real world projects, industry engagement, and mobility opportunities.

James Novak

Creative Arts Research

The Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) is a major new multi-campus Research Centre established to build Griffith’s reputation as a national leader in research across all creative disciplines. The Centre complements Griffith’s long-established Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC) and its scope includes visual arts, design, film, animation, games design and creative writing.

Discover more about the Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research


World rankings

Griffith is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide

Featured Alumni

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Fashion illustrator

Megan Hess

Visual and Creative Arts

Megan illustrated New York Times bestselling book, Sex and the City. Her prestigious client list includes Vanity Fair, Chanel, Dior, Tiffany & Co., Vogue, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Hollywood filmmakers

Spierig brothers


Twins Peter and Michael Spierig are taking Hollywood by storm with their films Undead, Daybreakers, and Predestination, starring Ethan Hawke.

Michael Zavros

Award-winning artist

Michael Zavros

Visual and Creative Arts

Winning prestigious art awards and exhibiting in art museums across the world, Michael Zavros is living the dream of a successful visual artist.

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Interior Designer

Olivia Mathisen


Olivia’s impressive portfolio includes major design projects for Sheraton Noosa, Woods Bagot’s Brisbane studio, and new Queensland Government state headquarters at 1 William Street.

Find out more about our remarkable alumni

Latest news

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August 09, 2017

Griffith curator unveils gateway to the Gold Coast

Queensland College of Art lecturer Professor Jay Younger is curating a major public art commission that will establish iconic gateways to the Gold Coast. Professor Younger is lead curator for the Gateway Public Art Commission, which recently unveiled the winning design by New York-based design studio LO-TEK.

August 09, 2017

Beauty in decay for QCA artist

A childhood passion for plants would eventually lead Dr Renata Buziak to a unique intersection between art and science.

July 27, 2017

West Side Story opens in Brisbane

Love and death. Romance and rivalry. Welcome to West Side Story, the Queensland Conservatorium’s main stage musical for 2017. The show, which turns 60 this year, headlines the Queensland Conservatorium’s 60th anniversary line-up. Hailed as ‘the greatest musical of all time’, the show features a Grammy-winning score by legendary composer Leonard Bernstein and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including […]

July 21, 2017

How an interactive article helped land a graduate position

When Taylor Toovey graduated from Griffith University this week with a Bachelor of Journalism, she received her testamur with the knowledge that she already had employment lined up. Among a range of contributing factors that set the 20-year-old up in this position was an article published by the Griffith Review earlier this year. In a […]


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