The Queensland College of Art has unveiled its new multimillion-dollar design studios on the Gold Coast.
The innovation space will provide state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for students pursuing a design career.
The art and design studio, workshops and an outdoor studio allow students to take their concepts from design to prototype under one roof.
Griffith University Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said the new space would cater for students enrolling in two new degrees at the QCA’s Gold Coast campus in 2017.
“In addition to the Bachelor of Industrial Design, we will be offering the first intake of the Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media,” he said.
“We are providing spaces and facilities for an excellent educational experience to attract and retain students who will succeed at university and become graduates of influence.”
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and Vice Chancellor Ian O’Connor officially opened the new space today.
Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education & Law) said the new facilities were ‘world class’.
“Students now have access to the very best facilities and equipment across a whole range of creative pursuits, from 3D printing to creative design and fashion,” he said.
“We have made a significant investment to ensure that our students and researchers are right at the cutting edge.”
The new design studios were several years in the planning and took six months to build at a cost of $3 million.