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Develop the conceptual foundations and skills you need

Creating visual concepts to communicate ideas that captivate, inform and inspire is the hallmark of the successful graphic designer. Using their professional levels of technical expertise and teamwork skills, graphic designers develop layout and production design for print and on-screen. Discover the power visual of communication to reinvent the world around us, change user experiences, and promote responsible activities, behaviours and desires that communicate ideas and actions for a sustainable future. Work with cutting edge technology to visualise your graphic design brainwaves, enabling you to prototype your concepts and research, market, brand and package your ideas for sale in a global marketplace.

Top Ranking

Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings

Study graphic and communication design at Griffith

Master design processes, production tools and practices

Learn the craft of tackling design challenges and devising innovative strategies and solutions, while advancing your critical and strategic thinking. Studying at Griffith, you’ll explore many forms of visual and graphic communication. You’ll develop highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills. Find new perspectives on sustainability, learn how to present your ideas clearly and powerfully. Improve your ability to work as a creative individual or as part of a team to deliver material that commands attention in all forms of online and print publications and brand development

You’ll study in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct, or at the thriving arts community at the Gold Coast campus, with access to state of the art facilities. Take the opportunity to work on projects for real clients in Liveworm, our commercial graphic design studio, run by practitioners with years of industry experience. Our key industry links help you guild your portfolio, make critical contacts and develop networks.

Continue your studies

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

Design graduates are 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.

Thembi Hanify

Queensland College of Art graduate

Working in the art department of New York-based fashion label Rag & Bone, design graduate Thembi Hanify has fond memories of studying at Queensland College of Art. 'I really feel like I learned so much in my time there,' she says. 'My tutors were very supportive and their real-world critique and experience gave me the knowledge I needed to make the jump into the deep end that is New York.' Thembi says it was great to be part of such a diverse creative community while studying. 'Interacting with students from different areas, like photography and fine art, greatly influenced my approach to visual communication,' she says.

Thembi Hanify

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Career outcomes

Acquire subject-specific and technical skills, and transferable expertise

Griffith graduates enter their chosen field with hands-on experience and understanding gained through industry-linked programs

You'll have a unique mix of creative production knowledge and business skills preparing you for opportunities in portfolio-based careers, entrepreneurial ventures and in established businesses that value creativity. You'll be well equipped for a career designing for digital media, web, print and publishing across broad areas including:

  • Corporate and brand design
  • Education
  • Exhibitions
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Events
  • Designing for social change

Our graduates have well-developed skills in conceptual mapping, way-finding and environmental graphics, information design, and typography for magazines, books, creative documents and resources.

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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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Wednesday 22 November — Monday 20 November

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

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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.