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

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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

Film

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

Design

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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September 19, 2017

Fulbright fellow creates art for the digital age

As a Fulbright fellow, Dr Jason Nelson has joined the ranks of Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and heads of state. The American-born Queensland College of Art  digital art lecturer undertook his fellowship at the University of Bergen in Norway.

September 13, 2017

Art lecturer wins People’s Choice Award

Queensland College of Art  lecturer Dr Julie Fragar has won the $15,000 Ramsay Art Prize People’s Choice Award. The biennial art award recognises Australian contemporary artists under 40 working across any medium.  Dr Fragar's oil painting, Goose Chase: All of Us Together Here and Nowhere, won the popular prize and has been acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

September 05, 2017

QCA unveils new South Bank design studios

The Queensland College of Art has unveiled its new design studios at South Bank. The state-of-the-art creative space will provide cutting edge facilities and equipment for students pursuing a design and fine art career. The 3D print and laser cutting labs, microelectronics workshops, fine arts studios and flexible work spaces allow students to take their concepts from design to prototype under one roof.

August 21, 2017

Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia

Griffith University is the best creative arts school in the country, according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings.

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