Students benefit from state of the art technology and facilities on-site and within the Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries precinct. This supports their diverse creative subjects including Theatre, Dance, Music, Film, Visual Arts (both Fine Arts and Design) and Design Technology.
In partnership with the adjacent Griffith University Gold Coast campus, students gain university course credits and enrich their studies in areas including the Sciences, Humanities, Business and Health.
By challenging current approaches to teaching and learning, the Academies enable students to learn from and with each other. The Academies – and the International Baccalaureate curriculum – promote a sense of team in which students are not competing for a finite number of top scores.
The Queensland Academies offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program – an internationally recognised pre-university level qualification that allows subjects to be accelerated and graduating students to study at Australian tertiary institutes as well as overseas universities.
The rigour and breadth of the IB curriculum, which includes subjects such as Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Extended Essay (a research topic of the student’s choosing), when combined with twenty-first century approaches to teaching and learning, provides students with a solid foundation and enables them to adjust more readily to their university courses.
Bright students are stimulated with challenging extension and enhancement opportunities facilitated by a range of partners. They take part in camps, formals, sports and music events and are challenged by an array of extracurricular activities as part of their Creativity, Action and Service program (CAS).
What Our Graduates Say
The IB Programme gave me a fantastic head start to my university studies. I gained credits for one whole semester of my degree. I am able to undertake second year courses during my first year which has lessened my workload and reduced my fees.
Stacey Ler, 2010 Graduate
Thanks to QA, I skipped the first year of my university degree. I am very grateful for the preparation QA gave me for university and for being able to accelerate my tertiary studies.