Exploring new creative modes, images and forms for understanding contemporary experience
The Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) is a new major multi-campus Research Centre that has been established to cement the reputation of Griffith as a national leader in research across all creative disciplines.
The Centre complements the long established Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC) at Griffith and encompasses fields such as visual arts, design, film, animation, games design and creative writing.
Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research
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As well as Queensland College of Art and Griffith Film School staff and Higher Degrees Research candidates, the Centre encourages and co-ordinates multi-disciplinary interaction between various creative fields.
GCCAR facilitates numerous creative projects throughout the year including Artists Books Brisbane, Drawing International Brisbane, the Joint Conference on Serious Games and 3D printing initiatives.
Guide to Queensland College of Art and Griffith Film School academic and research expertise
Undertaking A Higher Degree By Research
Identifying HDR Supervisors
Applicants are expected to identify at least two possible supervisors in their application for admission. You may wish to contact the relevant HDR Convenor for advice on enrolment and potential supervisors:
We offer a range of generous scholarship programs that can cover tuition fees, living allowances paid as stipends, relocation and publication assistance. Scholarships are offered to domestic and international doctorate or masters by research applicants in two competitive application rounds each year.
Griffith Graduate Research School (GGRS) is a dedicated point of contact for all higher degree research candidates at the University. GGRS works in collaboration with Academic Groups, Research Centres and Institutes to create a rewarding and supportive research environment for HDR candidates.
Research and postgraduate study
Whether you're beginning your research study or continuing at a higher level, our degrees provide a unique opportunity to follow a specific interest in a particular research area.
The PhD is Griffith’s premier research training degree. It is awarded for a thesis (or a series of published papers), drafted under supervision, which makes an original, significant, and extensive contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study.
This degree can offer you formal recognition for your work if you are an established researcher and do not already hold a doctoral level qualification.
This professional development degree will help you extend your studio research and practice and make original conceptual advancements in your discipline. Gain research skills and the ability to articulate a theoretical position within a visual arts discourse.
This program is designed to provide graduates in the visual arts discipline with the opportunity to undertake advanced study in research methodology and to undertake supervised research work in the discipline area appropriate to their research trajectory.
Graduate Certificates provide graduates from all professional disciplines with a solid understanding of their choses visual arts field. They provide a comprehensive foundation for future postgraduate study. At the completion of a Graduate Certificate, artists, photographers, designers and filmmakers emerge with a richness of experience and cross-disciplinary skills.
Specialist Masters by Research
These specialist degrees combine coursework with professional and/or artistic practice.
Research study abroad
International students currently enrolled in a research degree in a university overseas may undertake a research project at Griffith University for one to three semesters, under the research study abroad program.
You’ll be able to study in any research area, provided supervision and resources are available. Credit gained at Griffith is transferred toward the degree at your home institution, with that institution’s agreement.
Choose your path to a PhD or other doctoral degree
Approved programs for this pathway
- Arts, Education and Law Pathways to PhD
- Griffith Business School Pathways to PhD
- Griffith Health Pathways to PhD
- Griffith Science Pathways to PhD
Queensland College of Art research enquiries
Higher Degrees Research Convenor
Griffith Film School research enquiries
Program Director, Postgraduate and Research