Queensland College of Art is a visionary University promoting and encouraging innovative, dynamic and universal education. Established in 1881, QCA’s reputation for outstanding academic achievement has been recognized in Queensland as a leader in art and design, offering an extensive range of visual arts programs, including the Griffith Film School.

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Being a culturally diverse, reputable and progressive university, QCA has built an enriched community based upon the finest practitioners and academics in visual art and design, shaping thousands of professional artists, designers, photographers and film-makers locally as well as internationally.

QCA has a strong commitment to community partnerships and internationalisation. Students work with community organisations, business and government on a variety of projects throughout their programs. The business community supports students through scholarships, travel prizes and exhibitions, and have received generous contributions from corporations such as, Philip Bacon Gallery, Dell, Mirvac, Motorline, Thiess and Art Galleries Schubert. With this combined support, and with the assistance of Griffith International, students can develop a rich array of international experiences while studying abroad. These experiences are complemented by the strong international student enrolment, which enriches students during their studies at QCA.

The Queensland College of Art also values strong collaboration with South East Queensland schools and visual arts teaching professionals such as ATOM, and QATA. The college also contributes to the GUESTS program, that allows year 12 students to sample university life, while simultaneously undertaking semester one or two of Year 12.

Students and staff benefit from collaboration between a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, including:

  • Design Futures, including majors in Interior Environments, Product Design, Visual Communication and Digital Design
  • Games Design (Griffith Film School)
  • Fine Art, including majors in painting, sculpture, print making, and Jewellery and Small Objects
  • Contemporary Indigenous Art
  • Art Theory
  • Photography, with majors in Creative Advertising, Photo Art Practice. Photojournalism
  • Digital Media (Gold Coast QCA) including 3D Design, Digital Design, ePhotojournalism and Graphic Design majors
  • Screen Media (Griffith Film School)
  • Film and Television Production
  • Animation
  • Games Design

To find out about exhibitions, events and research initiatives running across QCA, visit the QCA Griffith website


The Master of Design Futures changed the way in which I understood design and design practice. It was a unique experience of critical thinking, reflection and redirection towards sustainment.
Daniel Lopera. Industrial Designer.
Master of Design Futures, 2011/ Colombia