Entrants to Griffith University this year will be in the third year of their degrees when the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games take place.

Following the release of QTAC main round offers, acting Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker said he was delighted that the demand for places at Griffith continues to grow.

“We look forward to welcoming a whole new intake of Griffith students and we share in the excitement as they begin their academic journey,” Professor Shoemaker said.

“The steady growth in demand for our courses–particularly in medicine, dentistry, health sciences and the creative and performing arts–is testament to the fact that Griffith continues to build its competitive reputation as a university of choice for students seeking outstanding teaching and learning opportunities.”

There was very strong demand for the new Bachelor of Paramedicine offered on the Gold Coast campus–which had an OP3 cut-off for its first-ever intake. Entry at the Nathan, Logan and Gold Coast campuses is becoming increasingly competitive for a number of programs, including Nursing; Midwifery; Biomedical Science; and Exercise Science.

At the South Bank campus, competition for programs at the Queensland Conservatorium of Griffith University continues to increase. For example, there were more than 450 auditions for just over 30 places in the Bachelor of Musical Theatre degree and there were similar levels of demand across the musical spectrum.

Meanwhile, at the Queensland College of Art and the Griffith Film School, the Bachelor of Fine Art, Bachelor of Film & Screen Media Production and the Bachelor of Animation programs maintained very high rates of demand.

Although those programs are full, Griffith plans to make additional offers to well-qualified applicants across arange of other programs right through until February.