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Study visual arts

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?

  • Enjoy flexible learning in a unique open studio environment.
  • Find your niche in the art world by defining and shaping your creative identity.
  • Learn contemporary art practices without being divided into media-specific areas, such as painting or sculpture.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our open studio environment means you can benefit from hands-on, extensive studio experience while developing your knowledge of contemporary art.

Our Creative Industries Precinct is Australia's first site dedicated to experimentation and commercial development in the creative industries. You'll work in our state-of-the-art studio environments and interactive exhibition spaces.

Career outcomes

Our graduates become professional artists, teachers and arts professionals, such as curators and arts managers. Our visual arts courses offer you a distinctive cross-disciplinary approach that encourages flexible, self-directed learning to enable you to pursue the areas you're most passionate about.

Become an artist

Many of our graduates become highly successful practising artists who are represented by commercial galleries, included in prestigious exhibitions, and have strong careers in the commissioned and public art sectors.

Our extensive opportunities for creative practice, combined with expert instructions from arts professionals, give you the foundation you need to succeed in your career.

Become an arts professional

Our graduates pursue professional careers as curators, program officers or arts managers, and are employed by prestigious galleries and museums in Australia and internationally.

With specialist training in a related field, our graduates also become creative directors, visual designers and numerous other arts professionals in the creative industries.

Become an arts teacher

Follow your visual arts course with a graduate-entry teacher education course so you can become a qualified visual arts teacher.

Pathways to postgraduate study

Turn your creative interests and professional expertise into a postgraduate research degree to master new techniques, skills and research methods. Complete your research as either a thesis or a practical industry-focused creative work, with a written component.

Award-winning graduates

Our graduates have been presented numerous international studio residencies and have received prestigious awards, including:

  • Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
  • Queensland Premier's New Media Award
  • Qantas Spirit of Youth Award
  • German DAAD scholarship
  • Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship.

Workshops for arts teachers

Our Arts-POP Connect courses provide practising teachers the opportunity to complete a full-day intensive workshop that offers in-depth knowledge of how to implement the arts in F-10 classrooms. Our workshops also outline the requirements of the Australian Curriculum for the Arts.

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Creative Industries Faculty

  • Postal address:
    QUT Creative Industries Faculty
    Musk Ave
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059