Opportunities for current QCA students
International field trips and study tours
From medieval market squares and castles in Eastern Europe to the Inca Trail in Peru - and more - studying at QCA opens up a world of opportunity. As a QCA student, you can choose to undertake an international study tour. Many study tours are for approximately three weeks. You’ll gain credit towards your degree while enjoying exciting cultural experiences and advancing your professional skills.
- Visit the field trips and study tours site for a full list of current offerings.
Cannes International Film Festival
As part of the Griffith Film School’s Festival Program, students can travel to Cannes International Film Festival to attend events, meetings and workshops and connect with global leaders in the industry. Griffith Film School is the only Australian film school to have a student showcase at Cannes International Film Festival. 2016 marks the eighth year Griffith Film School students have been offered this invaluable opportunity.
Enhance your study by completing part of your degree overseas. Opportunities include various Outgoing Exchange programs. With over 200 partner institutions in 38 countries, there's an exchange to suit every student.
Practical experience and work-integrated learning
A true understanding of creative pursuits comes from putting theory into practice. At QCA, you’ll have the opportunity to work on projects for real clients in one of our four commercial studios:
- LiveWorm: visual communication design studio
- LiveSpace: a new studio for socially and environmentally responsible design, focusing on interior environments and product development
- LiveImage: professional photography services
- LiveLab: film, animation and games projects, led by BAFTA award winning Creative Director Richard Fabb.
You’ll build your portfolio and make critical contacts and networks through our work-integrated learning programs and key industry links.
Griffith joins YouTube creative partnership
Griffith University’s LiveLab is working alongside local creators to produce global online content in the Queensland Creative Entrepreneurship Program. YouTube, Queensland Government, LiveLab and QUT have joined forces to offer content creators the skills they need to take on the world. According to LiveLab Creative Director Richard Fabb, this type of collaboration is a first for YouTube and will allow students to work closely with leading talent to produce content for the world’s “go-to video platform”.
QCA students have access to artist residencies, exhibitions and culture exchanges thanks to our close ties with international education providers such as the Shandong University of Art and Design and Crane Arts Philadelphia. The QCA residency program, established in conjunction with Crane Arts, allows students and staff to visit the United States, stay in a studio, and enhance their work practice by engaging in creative activities in and around Crane Arts and Philadelphia.
Exhibitions and artist talks
As a QCA student, 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, screen and sell your work through:
- Griffith Artworks
- Griffith University Art Gallery
- QCA Galleries
- graduate exhibitions, including the QCA Showcase
- local, national and international film festivals.
Griffith Film School students have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, such as Hollywood Directors Gil Bettman and Mark Travis, Indonesia’s number one filmmaker Garin Nugroho, Academy award-winning animator Adam Elliot and leading international documentary maker Professor Doe Mayer. Masterclasses in Animation presented by the highly esteemed Gobelins School in Paris are regularly hosted by Griffith Film School, as are masterclasses with multi-Oscar award-winning producer, Lord David Puttnam.
Awards and recognition
We are extremely proud of our creative QCA community of students, alumni and staff, and have a number of awards in place to recognise their achievements throughout all stages off their academic, social, cultural, employment and research paths. Our students and staff also receive awards from industry and external organisations. These successes are celebrated on our Griffith News channel.
If you have been the recipient of an award as a Queensland College of Art or Griffith Film School student or staff member, let us know.