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.

Top ranking

Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings

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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October 18, 2017

QCA showcases graduate work

Local art lovers take note. If you are looking for the “next big thing” don’t miss the annual Queensland College of Art Showcase. The QCA will open its doors to the public this month for a series of exhibitions featuring the work of graduating students.

October 18, 2017

Griffith lecturer curates blockbuster show at GOMA

It’s been a big week for Queensland College of Art lecturer Dr Rosemary Hawker. She has spent the past five years curating a blockbuster exhibition of Gerhard Richter’s work, which has just opened at GOMA to rave reviews. “It’s been a mammoth undertaking which started back in 2012. “It is on a very large scale […]

October 13, 2017

AEL awards recognise remarkable alumni

Award-winning artist Gordon Hookey has been recognised as the 2017 Arts, Education and Law Alumnus of the Year. Born in Cloncurry and a descendent of the Waanyi people, Gordon is one of the leading Australian artists of his generation and is known for politically charged work that explores the intersections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures. An […]

October 10, 2017

History in the making

Queensland College of Art lecturer Dr Julie Fragar made history this week with the unveiling of her official portrait of Queensland’s first female premier, Hon Anna Bligh AC. The stunning oil portrait is the first painting of a female premier to hang in Queensland’s Parliament House. Dr Fragar said she was “honoured” to be chosen […]


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