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Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Business
Griffith University - Brisbane City (South Bank)/Brisbane South (Nathan/Mt Gravatt)

Course outline

In this double degree, you will develop your passion and skills in visual art while gaining practical business skills. You’ll be able to apply your creativity in a wide range of commercial areas, understand visual arts practice in terms of a contemporary art market, and be prepared to work independently as an artist, in arts and cultural organisations. Queensland College of Art and Design (QCAD) attracts students dedicated to becoming innovative and creative practitioners. In the Bachelor of Visual Arts, you’ll focus on theory and practice to gain experience in contemporary approaches to visual arts and develop studio skills and research methods. In the Bachelor of Business, you’ll gain a solid understanding of core business skills and learn how they can be applied in a range of industries. A double degree with business gives you the foundation to take your career just about anywhere. Through extensive practical experience opportunities, you’ll graduate with strong business networks and the ability to apply your skills to a broad range of business environments. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Business at GU.


Griffith University will commence making offers on 15 November 2024.


Visual Arts: painting; photography; sculpture. Business: accounting; Asian business; behavioural science; business analytics; economics; employment relations; events; finance; financial planning; financial crime investigation and compliance; human resource management; innovation and entrepreneurship; international business; logistics and supply chain management; management; marketing; political science and international relations; real estate and property development; sport management; sustainable business; taxation; tourism and travel.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Fixed closing date

To be considered for portfolio admission, applicants must apply to QTAC, pay the portfolio fee and submit their portfolio to Griffith University by 4 September 2024. Applicants will still be able to apply after this date and be considered for ATAR/Rank admission.

Additional entry requirements

There are two admission pathways to the Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Business. Applicants may be considered via one of the following:

Guaranteed ATAR/Rank of 70.00 or above, or via
Portfolio and interview

Admission via portfolio requires applicants to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. Portfolios are submitted directly to Griffith University via an online submission portal by the 4 September 2024 closing date. Portfolio applicants will be invited to attend an interview at Queensland College of Art and Design, Brisbane City (South Bank), or via Teams from 23 – 27 September 2024. Visit for details on portfolio and interview requirements including how to pay for and submit your portfolio. Applicants should also refer to this Portfolio website for the most up to date advice and messaging. Griffith University will commence making offers on 15 November 2024, and continue to make offers to applicants via both portfolio and ATAR/Rank in subsequent offer rounds. However, applicants are encouraged to submit a portfolio and attend an interview even if confident they will meet the ATAR/Rank Guarantee. Applicants must nominate if they wish to be considered via ATAR/Rank and/or Portfolio and interview admission on their QTAC application and pay the $55 non-refundable portfolio submission fee to Griffith University. Griffith VET Guarantee applies to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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Career opportunities

Arts education and administration; events and events management; marketing and entrepreneurship; visual artist; arts researcher; artistic director; curator; arts writer; gallerist; community or government arts worker; creative consultant.


Depending on major: Australian Marketing Institute; Australian Institute of Management. Griffith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, ensuring your degree is recognised internationally for its quality. The accounting major is accredited by Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia. The financial planning major is accredited by the Financial Advisor Standards (FAS). The human resources major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

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Offer rounds

23 Dec 2024
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$11500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts, Business and Tourism
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

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