This Masters program which is efficient, stimulating and professionally relevant is aimed at emerging and practising design professionals who recognise the need for an advanced and specialist qualification in the field of design. It is open to design graduates who meet the entry criteria.
This is a coursework program which allows students to either complete the Masters or continue on to complete the Master with Honours program.
For recent graduates from a bachelor-level design degree without 1.5 years of work experience, entry to the Masters program is via the Graduate Certificate in Design Futures
Over the past 125 years, we have brought together some of the finest practitioners and academics in visual art and design and produced thousands of professional artists, designers, photographers and film-makers who have helped shape art and design culture in Queensland, Australia and internationally.
Many of our programs have an industry focus, and have been developed with the assistance of professional art and design bodies.
We have a strong commitment to community partnerships and internationalisation. Students work with community organisations, business and government on a variety of projects throughout their programs. The business community supports students through scholarships, travel prizes and exhibitions. We have received generous contributions from Philip Bacon Gallery, Dell, Mirvac, Motorline, Thiess and Art Galleries Schubert.
This support, and the assistance of Griffith International, help us provide a rich array of international experiences for our students. Many students take up the chance to study in cities such as Los Angeles, Edinburgh or Alberta for a semester during their degree. These experiences are complemented by the strong international student enrolment here, which enriches the everyday experience of students during their studies.
The Queensland College of Art also values strong collaboration with South East Queensland schools and visual arts teaching professionals such as ATOM, QATA and Artworkers Alliance. The college also contributes to the GUESTS1 program, that allows year 12 students to sample university life, while simultaneously undertaking semester one or two of Year 12.