Overview

Current Work

Associate Professor Dr Dominique Falla is the Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching at the Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith University.

Dominique's current teaching and research focus is Creative Entrepreneurship and her most recent curation project is TYPISM, a unique type and lettering conference, book, and online community for creative entrepreneurs.

Dominique completed her Bachelor of Design at Swinburne University in Melbourne, and her Masters of Design at Monash University in Melbourne. She has completed a Doctorate of Visual Arts (DVA) at Griffith University. Her doctoral research investigated Tactile Typography and established her as a creative practitioner of international standing.
 

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News

Expertise Keywords

  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Design
  • Employability
  • Social Media
  • Typography
  • ePortfolios

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 29 (Other: 29)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Panelist
    Invited on to the Creative and Arts PBRF Panel,   New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission,   2018,  
    Assessed all creative arts research for the last six years in New Zealand universities
  • Radio
    Invited to speak about Creativity Fitness,   ABC Radio,   2018,  
    20-minute interview with Myf Warhurst. National broadcast.
  • Festival
    Invited to bring the Typism Conference to Canberra,   DESIGN Canberra,   2018,  
    Funded by $10,000 RADF Grant
  • Public Event
    Typism Conference and Masterclasses,   Typism,   2018,  
    Event attracted 300+ national and international attendees
  • Conference Paper
    Using Behance as an ongoing assessment tool to enhance cross-campus moderation and student’s industry networks,   ePortfolios Forum,   2018,  
    Co-written with David Sargent
  • Keynote Address
    Creative South Conference,   Creative South,   2017,  
    Invited to speak to 1200+ creative practitioners in Georgia, USA
  • Keynote Address
    Creativity Fitness,   Pausefest,   2017,  
    Invited to present a peer reviewed presentation in Melbourne
  • Public Event
    Typism Conference and Masterclasses,   Typism,   2017,  
    International Keynote Speaker funded by $5000 RADF Grant
  • Installation
    Google Zeitgeist Installation,   Google,   2013,  
    Invited to create a tactile typography installation at the Google Zeitgeist Conference in Arizona

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

In my previous roles as Graphic Design Convenor for the Bachelor of Visual Media and Program Director of the Bachelor of Digital Media, I have developed the entire suite of graphic design courses which eventually formed the backbone of the largest major within Digital Media.

As Deputy Director Learning and Teaching, it has been my responsibility to oversee and manage program development, implementation and curriculum change spanning program- and course-level change across Design, Interactive Media and Fine Art including Photography (photo-media) and Industrial Design. I developed the overarching design of the new degree structure, currently in use by the Bachelors of Design, Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Fine Arts and Photography.

The QCA has been successful in a number of applications for New Colombo Plan scholarships. I led a group of Australian students to China in the second half of the year on a $115,000 grant awarded to Associate Professor Elisabeth Findlay and I am developing a teaching curriculum which can be adapted for delivery over multiple global mobility programs. I have also secured my own $90K NCP grant to take design students to Hong Kong for a trimester of study in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

I was engaged earlier in the year as a TEQSA Expert for the Technical and Further Education Commission. I assessed Design degree applications under the Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency Act 2015 and reported on the fields of Graphic Design, Illustration, Typography and Digital Media. I am also an ongoing moderator for the Wentworth Institute in Sydney.
 

Teaching Philosophy

Goals and Foundational Principles

Beyond striving to ensure that students achieve the learning objectives in my courses, my four objectives as a design educator are as follows: to foster critical thinking; to facilitate lifelong learning; to help students develop their unique creative voice; and to prepare creative art and design graduates for a changing workforce where creativity and entrepreneurship are highly valued.

Teaching and Assessment Methods

I use a combination of active engagement in lectures and problem-based tutorials in my teaching. A recent innovation in the Graphic and Communication Design Major was the introduction of Active Sketch Notes as an assessment item to encourage attendance and engagement with course lectures. Students are required to attend and document the ten weekly lectures using a pen and notebook.

The requirement to “sketch note” each lecture encourages students to actively take notes using pen and paper but also enhances cognition, retention and attendance. The tool is in use as a 20% assessment item in all six of the Graphic and Communication Design Major courses within the Bachelor of Design.

My Why

One of the main reasons why I became a teacher is to have the opportunity to work with future generations of creative practitioners in a mentoring capacity. It is my hope that my teaching will help “keep the creative flame alive” in as many people as possible.

I consider my work to be successful when my graduates are valued for their creative output and unique worldview.
 

Current and Past Courses

  • Design and Entrepreneurship (2684QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Typography and Expression (2682QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Design Project (3601QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Typographic Design 1 (2681QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Communication Design 1 (2683QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Typography for Print (2611QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Introduction to Hand Lettering (2642QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Digital Media Special Studies (2602QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Digital Media Special Studies (2602QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Digital Media Special Studies (2602QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Digital Media Special Studies (2602QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Typography and Expression (2682QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Design and Entrepreneurship (2684QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Typographic Design 1 (2681QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Communication Design 1 (2683QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Indo-Pac. Intensive Study Tour (3644QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Indo-Pac. Intensive Study Tour (3644QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Design Project (3601QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Introduction to Typography (1609QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Introduction to Typography (1609QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Graphic Design 2 (2613QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Typography for Print (2611QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Introduction to Hand Lettering (2642QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Graphic Design 1 (1610QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Graphic Design 1 (1610QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Illustration and Publication (2373QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Design Project (3601QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Introduction to Typography (1609QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Introduction to Typography (1609QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Typography for Print (2611QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Typography for Print (2611QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Graphic Design 1 (1610QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Digital Media Special Studies (2602QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Digital Media Special Studies (2602QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Industry Practice (3609QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Typography for Screen - HK (2631QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Off Shore, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Major Studio Project - HK (3612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Off Shore, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fine Art PG Special Studies (7080QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Illustration and Publication (2373QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Illustration and Publication (2373QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2015.
  • Design Project (3601QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Design Project (3601QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Introduction to Typography (1609QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Introduction to Typography (1609QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Design PG Special Studies (7110QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Typography for Print (2611QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Typography for Print (2611QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Art Theory Special Studies (2415QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Graphic Design 1 (1610QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Graphic Design 1 (1610QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Digital Media Special Studies (2602QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Digital Media Special Studies (2602QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2015.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2015.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2015.
  • Introduction to Web Design (1608QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Introduction to Typography-HK (1618QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Off Shore, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Graphic Design 1 - HK (1619QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Off Shore, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Graphic Design 2 - HK (2628QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Off Shore, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2015.
  • Typography for Print - HK (2630QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Off Shore, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2015.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Design Special Studies (2515QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Creative Thinking (2545QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Design PG Special Studies (7110QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Art Theory Special Studies (2415QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Art Theory Special Studies (2415QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Illustration and Publication (2373QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2014.
  • Introduction to Typography (1609QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Introduction to Typography (1609QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Graphic Design 2 (2613QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Typography for Print (2611QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Typography for Print (2611QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Typography for Screen (2612QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Graphic Design 1 (1610QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Graphic Design 1 (1610QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Graphic Design 1 (1610QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Industry Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Illustration and Publication (2373QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Illustration and Publication (2373QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Graphic Design 3 (3537QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Graphic Design 3 (3537QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Graphic Design 2 (2568QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Graphic Design 2 (2568QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Graphic Design 1 (2567QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Graphic Design 1 (2567QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2013.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2013.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Typography for Print (3575QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Typography for Print (3575QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industry Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Illustration and Publication (2373QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2012.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Graphic Design 3 (3537QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Graphic Design 3 (3537QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Graphic Design 2 (2568QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Graphic Design 2 (2568QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Graphic Design 1 (2567QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • 3D Design for Public Spaces (2569QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2012.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2012.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2012.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2012.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2012.
  • Typography for Print (3575QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Typography for Print (3575QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Industry Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Industry Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 2 (2594QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Industry Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Industry Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 1 (2593QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Digital Graphic Design (2578QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2012.
  • Professional Practice 3 (2595QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 3 (2595QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Professional Practice 3 (2595QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Graphic Design 3 (3537QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Graphic Design 2 (2568QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Graphic Design 1 (2567QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Graphic Design 3 (3537QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Graphic Design 1 (2567QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Digital Environments (2584QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Doctoral Supervisions:

David Sargent
Libbi Reed

Background

Bio

Associate Professor Dr Dominique Falla is the Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching at the Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith University.

Dominique's current teaching and research focus is Creative Entrepreneurship and her most recent curation project is TYPISM, a unique type and lettering conference, book, and online community for creative entrepreneurs.

Dominique completed her Bachelor of Design at Swinburne University in Melbourne, and her Masters of Design at Monash University in Melbourne. She has completed a Doctorate of Visual Arts (DVA) at Griffith University. Her doctoral research investigated Tactile Typography and established her as a creative practitioner of international standing.
 

Education and Training

  • DVA Doctor Of Visual Arts, Griffith University 2009 - 2015
  • MDes Master Of Design, Monash University 2001 - 2004
  • BDes Bachelor Of Design, Swinburne 1988 - 1991

Academic experience

  • Deputy Director Learning and Teaching, Queensland College of Art 2018 -
  • Deputy Director Gold Coast, Queensland College of Art 2015 - 2017
  • Program Director Bachelor of Digital Media, Queensland College of Art 2012 - 2017
  • Lecturer in Design, Queensland College of Art 2004 - 2018

Awards and Honours

  • Teaching Award, ACUADS 2013 - 2014

Professional experience

  • Tactile Typographer, Commissions 2011 - 2018
  • Creative Director, Moonsail Design 2000 - 2010
  • Creative Director, D'signart Creations 2005 - 2014

Internal service roles

  • Deputy Director Learning and Teaching, Queensland College of Art 2018 -
  • Director of Programs Committee Member, Queensland College of Art 2012 - 2017
  • Deputy Director Gold Coast, Queensland College of Art 2015 - 2017
  • Program Director, Queensland College of Art 2012 - 2017

External service roles

  • Creative Arts Panel, PBRF Review, New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission 2018 - 2018
  • Program Moderator, Wentworth Institute 2010 - 2018

Editorial roles

  • Executive Editor of Typism Book 4, Typism 2017 - 2018
  • Executive Editor of Typism Book 3, Typism 2016 - 2017
  • Executive Editor of Typism Book 2, Typism 2015 - 2016
  • Executive Editor of Typism Book 1, Typism 2013 - 2014

External advisory roles

  • Creative Arts PBRF Panel Member, New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission 2018 -
  • Exam Committee Panel Member, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority 2016 - 2016

Professional memberships

  • DIA Membership, Design Institue of Australia 2010 - 2016