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Hands-on 3D printing experience in your first year of study

As the role of design changes, designers must be able to apply their creative imagination and abilities to new industries and emerging social practices. Learn how to express your initiative, aptitudes and skills, working with 3D printing technologies to create ingenious 3D design projects in your first year of study. Advance your computer skills and understand how products, systems, software and hardware work. You'll learn through making, developing the technical and creative knowledge to produce innovative pieces, thanks to our hands-on approach that combines the understanding and application of design skills with increased experience of technology.

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Study 3D and product design at Griffith

Prepare for success as a professional product designer

Working confidently on a range of creative projects you’ll put our leading edge technology to the test, using 3D printing, 3D modelling, 3D scanning, laser cutting and CNC routing equipment. Find out about materials and global manufacturing methods, from the research and concept stage to computer development and finished product. The Queensland College of Art is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected art and design institutions, offering world-class facilities and access to art galleries, exhibition spaces, studios and 3D printing laboratories. Study at our South Bank campus in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct or at the thriving arts community at the Gold Coast campus.

We can connect you with artist residencies, exhibitions and culture exchanges, thanks to our close ties with international education providers such as the Shandong University of Art and Design in China. The QCA residency program, established in conjunction with Crane Arts Philadelphia, allows students and staff to visit the United States, stay in a studio, and enhance their work practice by engaging in creative activities.

Continue your studies

As a graduate you’ll be equipped to complete honours and doctoral studies. Guided by academics, you can undertake an intensive research course and research dissertation to enhance your skills.

Professional recognition

You’ll be eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia.

5-Star Rated

Creative Arts at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

James Novak

Current PhD student and Lecturer, James Novak is making great strides in new technology.

`After studying various architecture and design disciplines and working in the local industry, I found my way back to Griffith University where I worked on creating a 3D printed bicycle during an Honours program. 3D printing has changed a whole range of manufacturing areas, but cycling is really interesting. The shape of the bike hasn't changed a lot over the last 100 years, but everything else can be re-thought and re-designed to take advantage of 3D printing technology. High performance sport is an area I'm really excited about. As 3D printing allows you to create one-off products, a design can be made specifically for a particular athlete. The 3D printed bike, which is basically a prototype at this stage, was printed in a single piece. After inputting specific dimensions into a computer program, I created a complex pattern that would support my body and would look really exciting to ride. In the next few years, I imagine we'll be printing this bike in titanium, or carbon fibre, and I'll be the first one riding it down the street!'

James Novak

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Career outcomes

Opportunity unlimited in a rapidly evolving profession

Griffith graduates have all the skills and practical experience required to succeed in the visionary world of 3D design, creating objects and experiences that can transform people's lives and businesses

3D design is a wide-ranging artistic field, taking in a variety of project types. In planning your career journey, you'll be well prepared for a constantly-changing future, with opportunities open to you in diverse sectors including:

  • 3D printing
  • Design for disability
  • Commercial manufacturing
  • Product design
  • Packaging design
  • Furniture design
  • Lighting design
  • Medical modelling
  • 3D computer visualisation
  • CAD for manufacturing
  • Industrial design
  • Creative entrepreneur
  • Digital fashion design

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Saturday 16 December — Thursday 21 December

Know Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.  Find out more

*Excluding Sunday 17 December.

Monday 22 January — Wednesday 31 January

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 26 February — Saturday 23 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.

Sunday 8 April — Monday 9 April

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo - Adelaide

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 1 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May

VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne

Visit the Griffith University stand at the VCE and Careers Expo in Melbourne to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Wednesday 9 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Thursday 10 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 14 May — Saturday 16 December

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Tuesday 15 May — Saturday 16 December

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Tuesday 15 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 15 May — Saturday 16 December

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Thursday 17 May — Saturday 16 December

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Tuesday 22 May — Saturday 16 December

Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Thursday 24 May — Saturday 16 December

Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Tuesday 29 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 30 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more