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Become a future innovator and leader

Set yourself for success in the dynamic contemporary digital media industry. This degree's multidisciplinary approach will develop your technical competency and digital creativity through the study of design methods, electronic audio, visual media, computation, and critical thinking. Combine these skills to produce imaginative concepts, functioning prototypes, digital audio-visual artefacts and assets, and interaction designs for everyday life. Study at the Queensland College of Art's South Bank campus, in the heart of Brisbane's cultural precinct, or at the thriving arts and technology community at the Gold Coast campus.

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Study creative and interactive media at Griffith

Develop technological prowess, an aesthetic focus, and the ability to embrace emerging career opportunities in creative media technologies. Award majors exist in digital arts and design and media applications.

Digital Arts and Design Award Major

Learn to design interactive experiences ranging from audio-visual installations to experimental mobile apps and websites. Gain a solid grounding in diverse digital media including 2D and 3D graphics, sound, and video. Apply your skills across physical computing, mobile systems, wearable technology, new media arts and games. You’ll be empowered to design and produce imaginative concepts, innovative prototypes, and complete artworks and designs to industry standard.

Media Applications Award Major

Learn essential skills to design, develop and program computer games, web and mobile applications. This major introduces you to various programming languages and their appropriate use, including team programming concepts, development environments, scripting techniques, software tools, life-cycle processes, testing and deployment. You’ll be given a systematic introduction to the development of dynamic, community-based applications. You’ll learn how to integrate web-coding, server-side scripting languages, database systems and native mobile applications.

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.

Choose to do a double major, or undertake one award major plus a complementary specialisation in one of the following areas:

  • Graphic and communication design
  • Interior design and environments
  • Product and 3D design
  • Games design
  • Animation
  • Music technology
  • Data science and artificial intelligence
  • Information systems
  • Computer networks and security
  • Software engineering
  • Creative entrepreneurship

Julian Cheney

Queensland College of Art graduate

Digital illustrator and designer Julian Cheney fuses modern design aesthetics with diverse sound, visual and interactive elements. Using digital media such as interactive media, film, animation and visual art, the well-travelled Queensland College of Art graduate explores the narratives of identity, self-exploration and the outer and inner realities of existentialism. Julian recently presented a solo art exhibition in Sydney and is currently working on developing an interactive children's book and working towards publishing his illustrative work in collaboration with a fictional story.

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You'll graduate with the creative digital media skills that the world's leading design and technology employers demand

You'll be well-placed to meet the need for creators and thinkers, uniquely skilled in the arts, design and code, who can reimagine and reconfigure the way we engage with the world. Leading edge design and technology companies, and arts institutions, are chasing practitioners with high level creative and digital media skills. Future careers are waiting in commercial enterprises, the fine arts sector and government, and independent start-ups. Career outcomes include:

  • Creative technologist
  • Interactive media developer
  • Creative director
  • Web design and development
  • App design and development
  • Digital content manager
  • Digital media artist
  • Experience designer
  • Computer game programming
  • Interface design
  • Multimedia production
  • eLearning design
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Digital innovation

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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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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 — Sunday 18 February

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

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Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May

VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne

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Wednesday 9 May — Sunday 18 February

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 — Sunday 18 February

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

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Monday 14 May — Sunday 18 February

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 — Sunday 18 February

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 — Sunday 18 February

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 — Sunday 18 February

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 — Sunday 18 February

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

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Tuesday 22 May — Sunday 18 February

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 — Sunday 18 February

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 — Sunday 18 February

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 — Sunday 18 February

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

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Tuesday 19 June — Sunday 18 February

Discover Griffith - Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Thursday 21 June — Sunday 18 February

Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July . Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.

Saturday 21 July — Sunday 22 July

TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo)

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Tuesday 24 July — Sunday 18 February

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 6 August — Sunday 18 February

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 12 August — Sunday 18 February

OPEN DAY - Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses

Discover what's possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campus to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support, and tour our campuses. Find out more