Queensland College of Art, Griffith University – Australia

Animation Student Chiu Chi-Cheng. Pic: Griffith University

Animation Student Chiu Chi-Cheng. Pic: Griffith University

The Queensland College of Art (QCA) has been offering art and design programs since 1881, while remaining one of the most modern colleges offering the widest range of visual art programs in Australia. Griffith University is ranked in the top 100 universities globally in the creative field, offering a world-class creative education to students. As part of its faculty, QCA has some of the finest artists and academics in the visual arts, design, Indigenous art and screen media areas. The college supports a thriving artistic community in both the local and international art and design sector.

QCA students are encouraged to connect with their peers within the college and explore the variety of student and community programs on offer. QCA offers exchange programs with over 200 partner institutions in 38 countries as well as field study trips throughout the year, helping students develop their work portfolio.

The college’s Work-Integrated Learning programs (WiL) helps students to obtain ‘hands on’ experience as part of their studies. In combination with key industry links, students can put what they have learnt into practice, and begin to develop their professional contact network with unlimited opportunities.

Academic opportunities

QCA students can choose from a variety of digital media, fine art, screen media and photography programs.

The Bachelor of Digital Media enables students to develop professional and creative skills for use in digital design, 3D design, photo media, studio art and graphic design. This multidisciplinary degree encourages QCA students to work across disciplines.

The Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production teaches students how to work in a team while also gaining a thorough grounding in the history, practice and critical analysis of film.

Students may also choose to complete a one-year Honours program to develop their learning at a more advanced level.

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The Griffith Film School

QCA’s Griffith Film School helps prepare students of film, animation and game design for creative and exciting career opportunities within the international business of film, television and digital screen media creation.

Visits from industry practitioners and academics, fellows and tutors within the disciplines of drama, documentary, animation, games and interactive entertainment, mean that students can gain insights into the requirements of the film and television industry.

QCA Gold Coast

Students at QCA Gold Coast can access cutting-edge digital design tools, and make the most of the fine art studios and gallery space on offer. Students also have the opportunity to work on The Argus, QCA’s online magazine that is produced by current students. Those wishing to study creative elective majors as part of their degree program can choose study areas from schools such as Engineering and Architecture.

QCA aims to educate students in the latest design, media and creative programs, providing a practical and thorough education, preparing students for graduation and beyond. QCA students go on to be pioneers and leading artists in both the local and international creative market using the skills and experience acquired at one of Australia’s most modern art and design colleges.

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