Study visual arts

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Hone your visual arts practice in our Creative Industries Precinct - Australia’s first space dedicated to creative experimentation and commercial development.

Why study visual arts at QUT?

  • Turn your professional expertise and creative interests into a postgraduate research degree to master new techniques, skills and research methods.
  • Develop an advanced level of investigation and critical thinking to apply to your creative practice.
  • Complete a thesis or creative project to further your skills and advance your knowledge.

Flexible study approach

Depending on your interest, you can study a coursework degree, or a research degree as either:

  • a thesis with our Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts (Research) or Master of Fine Arts (Research)
  • a practical industry-focused creative work and a written component with our Doctor of Creative Industries or Master of Fine Arts (Research).

Further your professional practice

Our range of postgraduate visual arts courses lets you incorporate practice-led research into your creative profession, meaning that you can complete your research degree as you work. A research degree can also prepare you for a career in a range of research-oriented and policy-focused roles.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our Creative Industries Precinct offers a world-class space with some of Australia's most sophisticated digital facilities. Here, you can collaborate with and work alongside like-minded artists and other creatives in an interdisciplinary environment that inspires imagination and innovation.

Pathways to a research career

Studying one of our postgraduate visual arts courses offers a pathway towards a more research-focused career in industry or academia, where you'll be qualified to apply your creative practice research skills.

Master new skills and technologies

Specialise in your creative field to learn new and emerging technologies. Develop your career by studying web design, interactive media, interface design, visual communication, motion graphics and interaction design.

You'll create a portfolio of individual design work, and collaborate on industry-based team projects. You'll also have opportunities to work on projects at The Cube - QUT's state-of-the-art digital interactive learning and display space.

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Creative Industries Faculty

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    QUT Creative Industries Faculty
    Musk Ave
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059