Schools engagement

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

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

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

It is free to register.

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Key dates 2020

  • Registration open - March
  • Entries open - Monday, 1 June
  • Entries close - Friday, 28 August
  • Showcase event - November
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Who can enter?

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

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Workshops for high schools

We have a team of dedicated QUT Student Ambassadors who can collaborate with high school students and teachers to support learning at school or home. Connect sessions or workshops are delivered online by Blue Card holders with skills and experience aligned with each workshop’s creative discipline.

Creative writing workshops

We can offer a suite of online workshops that support the creative writing process. Workshops include:

  • Write What You Know - Learn how to use life experiences, events and memories to generate exciting ideas
  • Creating Characters - Create authentic, engaging characters readers will fall in love with
  • Place, Setting and Story - Learn to immerse readers in a world that feels fresh, believable and alive
  • Dialogue, Voice and Point of View - This workshop introduces three key elements of creative writing to develop narrative.
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Design workshops

Design Connect and Collaborate Session

QUT School of Design Student Ambassadors can support design classes to support their learning.

Discipline: Design

Year level: 10-12

How it works
We thought it would be great idea if your students had someone other than teachers or parents to discuss their assessment with. Send through the assessment task and our Design Ambassadors will join your class for a free connect session.

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Design Drawing

This workshop teaches digital and analogue design skills. Find inspiration creating underlays, contour lines and rendering with guides on using Photoshop and developing colour schemes.

Discipline: Design

Year level: 11-12 with relevant adjustments

Duration: 60-90 minutes

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Ergonomics and Human Centred Design

Gain an overview of user-centred design principles. A hands-on design exercise explores these ideas through sketching and making.

Discipline: Design, Industrial Design

Year level: 10-12 with relevant adjustments

Duration: 90-120 minutes

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Fashion Visualisation

Develop skills to build a portfolio of practical work.

Discipline: Design, Fashion Design

Year level: 9-12 with relevant adjustments

Duration: 120-240 minutes

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Sustainable Fashion: Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose

This workshop explores how garments can be repurposed with new design concepts applied.

Discipline: Design, Fashion Design

Year level: 9-12 with relevant adjustments

Duration: 90-120 minutes

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School outreach

We are dedicated to increasing enrolments from students who may not feel that they have the opportunity to study at university. Our QUT Creative Industries Faculty Widening Participation program aims to encourage students from under-represented school groups to build aspiration for post-school study, with a particular emphasis on low-SES, rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Our dedicated program of curriculum-linked creative industries workshops give students a ‘taster’ of what they can study at university. Our workshops are delivered by experienced QUT Student Ambassadors directly in school or on our QUT campuses. Partner schools are welcome to request tailored programs.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we are now offering online peer learning assistant sessions with our Student Ambassadors to support your students at school or home.

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.

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Australian and NZ students

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Research students

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Industry engagement

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