The AEL group encompasses creative and performing arts, law, education, criminology, social science and humanities

We are the largest and most diverse academic group in the University, and our presence across all five Griffith University campuses focuses on developing programs to prepare students for a changing world. We are proud to foster an environment where research intensity can flourish, with our academic community undertaking outstanding scholarship and research that makes a major contribution to society.

Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor

What can I study?

Arts, Education and Law programs and courses

Arts, Education and Law Research

Our Arts, Education and Law researchers undertake outstanding scholarship and ground-breaking research that makes major contributions to society. Their work supports social change and development across the world. Professor Paul Taçon is leading a national campaign to save Australia's rock art, which has been dated back to 39,000 years ago.

Teaching excellence

The AEL group has Australia's best teachers

Our teachers have won more Australian Government awards, citations, fellowships and grants than any other university, including two Arts, Education and Law staff being named Australian University Teacher of the Year.

Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Through her work in the development of innovative practices and community engagement initiatives in music learning and teaching, Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet was named the 2014 University Teacher of the Year.

Associate Professor Halim Rane

Associate Professor Halim Rane developed the University's unique suite of Islamic Studies with a contemporary, secular focus on Islam-West relations. He is Griffith's third recipient of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year award, acknowledging the quality teaching and outstanding contributions made to student learning at Griffith.

World rankings

Griffith is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide

Remarkable alumni

Queensland Conservatorium graduate, renowned vocalist and composer Katie Noonan is synonymous with Australian music. Explore some of our remarkable Arts, Education and Law Alumni.

Featured Alumni from Arts, Education and Law

Chris Eigeland

Global shaper

Chris Eigeland

Law / Arts

Chris Eigeland is a serial entrepreneur, international lawyer and was Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2016.

Dami Im

Pop icon

Dami Im


Queensland Conservatorium graduate Dami Im has soared to international fame and is one of Australia’s most iconic pop idols.

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.

Rebecca Johnson

Educator extraordinaire

Rebecca Johnson


Primary school science teacher Rebecca Johnson has published over 80 educational books and has won national awards for curriculum design.

Latest news

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March 19, 2018

Book reveals true stories of war’s female victims

A new book by Griffith Law School academic Dr Olivera Simic  explores the silence surrounding women’s experiences of wartime sexual violence.

March 12, 2018

Students gain insight into life of man wrongly convicted

Imagine being accused of a murder you didn’t commit and imprisoned for more than 20 years.

March 08, 2018

QCA student wins $25k commission to create epic 90m mural at BNE

Queensland College of Art student Michael Phillips has won a $25,000 commission to create an epic 90 metre floor to ceiling art work for the expansion of Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal. Believed to be the most lucrative student art prize ever offered in Australia, Brisbane Airport’s compe...

March 08, 2018

WLAQ celebrates Griffith’s inspiring women in law

Griffith Law School​'s​ ​​Professor​ Mary Keyes and Associate Professor Therese Wilson have been named on the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) 2018 Inspo List

March 08, 2018

A song and dance for aspiring composers

Queensland Conservatorium composition students are collaborating on an exciting new production with Expressions Dance Company.

March 07, 2018

Early intervention key to beating poverty trap

Supporting families, early childhood education and school retention are the key factors in helping people beat the poverty cycle. Griffith University criminologist Professor Ross Homel AO will outline practical methods and tools to help schools and community agencies lift children and families out o...


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