Events for schools

Be inspired by the Creative Industries with real world experiences that explore and develop creative passion.

Visit our Creative Industries Precinct

QUT Creative Industries is a national and world leader in creative arts, media and design.

Our cutting-edge studios offer students and staff unparalleled access to state-of-art sound recording, visual art and design studios and exhibition spaces.

We offer on-campus secondary school workshops, tours, QUT productions and professional learning across a range of creative, design and communication disciplines to provide students with real world experiences that explore and develop creative passion.

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QUT Art Museum

QUT Art Museum offers a diverse suite of in-house curated exhibitions drawn from the university's extensive art collection as well as commissioned art projects, and touring exhibitions.

A wide range of opportunities are available for learners of all ages to engage with the arts, including exhibition tours for groups and hands-on workshops.

QUT Gardens Theatre

QUT Gardens Theatre hosts a year round calendar of dynamic plays, musical performances and other exciting shows and events. QUT offers preliminary educational notes and pre-show workshops to school groups and teachers.

La Boite Theatre Company

QUT's Creative Industries Precinct hosts La Boite Theatre Company. La Boite hosts shows year round suitable for audiences of all ages, alongside workshops for young artists, theatre makers and teachers.

RealWorld Studio Competition

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What is the RealWorld Studio Competition?

This competition is designed for Queensland high school students to create, communicate and design an entry that will change your world. This competition allows teams of high school students to work together on designing and producing a creative entry.

School teams will be supported by QUT Student Ambassadors with creative workshops, so you can pitch your best ideas.

Entries may be a combination of any creative work such as a music video, dance performance, fashion collection, poetry reading, design model or a short film.

Prizes of up to $3,000 are on offer, including QUT Creative Industries Enrolment Bursaries.

It is free to register. Email

Key dates 2020

  • Registration open - March
  • Entries open - Monday, 1 June
  • Entries close - Friday, 28 August
  • Showcase event - November
More information

Who can enter?

The competition is open to Year 10, 11 and 12 Queensland secondary school students.

View registration form

Professional development for teachers

We offer practical workshops and seminars for senior secondary teachers to enhance their existing knowledge and foster productive partnerships with QUT.

Our workshops aim to support teachers through their transition to the national curriculum by providing Creative Industries related expertise, technologies and resources.

Contact us

If you would like to make an enquiry regarding school tours, workshops, or teach professional development opportunities please email our External Relations team.