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A group of Liveworm students in the Gold Coast design studio space.

Liveworm is a Work Integrated Learning design incubator within the Queensland College of Art & Design, Griffith University. We have studios on both the South Bank and Gold Coast campuses in sunny Queensland, Australia.

Liveworm is one of the longest-running design studios in Australia and a flagship experience for multiple generations of Queensland College of Art & Design graduates. Established over forty years ago, the concept for Liveworm was relatively straightforward then and remains the same today: to bridge the gap between design education and creative professional practice by providing an opportunity for students to test and develop their abilities on real projects, for real people, in a real studio.

Students undertaking Work Integrated Learning within Liveworm benefit from:

  • hands-on practical experience and contact with both clients and suppliers
  • application of theoretical knowledge into practice
  • personalised feedback with tailored, hands-on guidance from expert staff
  • working in a collaborative, professional studio environment
  • following projects from initial briefings through to published outcomes
  • learning to think critically and negotiate within real-world requirements.

We undertake projects for:

  • not-for-profit organisations
  • government departments
  • select for-profit organisations
  • different groups and departments within Griffith University