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Develop and refine your artistic talent through our range of specialisations

Studying fine art at Griffith's Queensland College of Art prepares you to use your creativity and passion across diverse fields. In your first year, you'll be grounded in the fundamentals of visual arts practice and theory, and cultivate your individual talents, abilities and interests. In your second and third years, you'll focus on your major study area while also developing skills, concepts and experience in other studio areas. You'll graduate with the creative, interpretive and critical capabilities that equip you for a career in your chosen visual arts field.

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Study fine art at Griffith

We develop inspired, industry-ready creatives

Learn from the best

You’ll be challenged and supported to excel by lecturers who are also leading artists and designers, giving you the advantage of learning your craft from practicing professionals who regularly hold exhibitions of their work and are represented on industry boards. You’ll acquire the skills that art-making demands and learn how to get your work into the public domain. Queensland College of Art is one of Australia’s oldest, most respected art and design colleges, with world-class facilities. Our programs are industry focused and developed in partnership with professional art and design bodies.

Diverse specialisations

Your fine art studies at Griffith will be centred on your individual potential and imagination. You’ll have the opportunity to refine your artistic talent by selecting a major in jewellery and small objects, painting, interdisciplinary sculpture, interdisciplinary print media, interdisciplinary drawing and art theory.

Study in an inspiring setting

Find your own artistic voice in a dynamic creative environment. Whether in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct at South Bank, or at the thriving arts community at the Gold Coast campus, you’ll have outstanding access to art galleries, studios, exhibition spaces and leading-edge computer laboratories.

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.

Monica Rohan

Being named as a finalist in the Archibald Prize, having your work on the cover of Frankie and on show at Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) alongside Queensland's finest artists is an incredible achievement for any artist- yet it's business as usual for Monica Rohan. `It was so encouraging to be on show at GOMA and to be able to interact with the international art scene without having to leave Brisbane,' she says. 'I'm so thankful for the success I've been able to enjoy, which has allowed me to leave my day job and focus solely on my art. The best thing about the Queensland College of Art is the community it creates—it's still a huge part of my life, all the friends I made there are artists and we continue to support each other.' Represented by Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane and Sophie Gannon Gallery in Melbourne, Monica paints exaggerated patterns drawn from textiles and foliage, which she says reflect the subconscious.

Monica Rohan

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Scholarships

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Career outcomes

Our graduates have become leaders in their chosen artistic spheres

Fine Art students aspire to be professional artists, or to pursue careers in the creative industries

Providing immersive, intensive, studio-based training, our program prepares you for a career in your specialised area of study or for work in the wider arts sector, including administration and education. You'll be equipped to pursue a multitude of opportunities, including:

  • Public artist
  • Installation artist
  • Gallery artist
  • Gallery operator
  • Curator
  • Sculptor
  • Designer
  • Arts critic/writer
  • Art teacher

As a graduate, you'll also have the opportunity (subject to GPA) of completing an honours year, preparing you for postgraduate studies.

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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 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2

Our second trimester starts on Monday 3 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 30 September to Saturday 14 October.

Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September

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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 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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Wednesday 15 November — Tuesday 26 September

Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Wednesday 22 November — Tuesday 26 September

Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

Know Your Options

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.