Classes are taught at our award-winning Glenside campus in Adelaide, by nationally-recognised artists.

We offer accredited programs in visual art spanning one, two  and three years which can be completed at a full-time or part-time rate. We also offer an Honours in visual art for students wanting to extend their skills after completing a Bachelor of Visual Art.

We also offer a rotating program of 6-week courses and intensives in our popular Short Course program.

Arrange to take a tour of the Teaching and Studio Building and meet with our Student Liaison Officer, Andrew Herpich by calling (08) 8299 7300. If you’re interstate, you can also arrange a virtual tour of the campus and find out about Interstate Relocation Grants and scholarships.

Undergraduate courses

You can develop both the technical and conceptual skills you need as a contemporary practising artist in our accredited programs.

Short courses

You can develop both the technical and conceptual skills you need as a contemporary practising artist in our accredited programs.

Vanguard Program

The Vanguard Program gives senior secondary students a chance to sample a tertiary visual arts education while completing their SACE studies.

“While Adelaide Central School of Art seemed to mesh with my adolescent romantic notions of what an art school should be, it also defied my expectations (in the best possible way) and extended my thinking in ways I could never have predicted. The passion and enthusiasm of the teaching staff was palpable and infectious. The sense of community was incredibly strong and led to the forging of life-long friendships and professional relationships”

Roy Ananda

2001 BVA with Honours graduate and current Head of Drawing

Scholarships + Grants

We have two scholarships to provide support to those students who are outstanding in their field:

  1. School Leaver Scholarships
  2. Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) Scholarships 
We also offer Relocation Grants of up to $2000, for the purpose of relocation to Adelaide (from interstate or regional South Australia), are available to outstanding applicants who wish to study the Bachelor of Visual Art on a full time basis. Click here to apply. 
School Leaver Scholarships

Our School Leaver Scholarships provide $5,000 in support to undertake the first year of full-time study of the Bachelor of Visual Art (BVA). Scholarships of up to $5000 will be awarded to successful applicants as a contribution to study-related expenses. If you’ve successfully completed senior secondary school within the last three years, this scholarship is open for you.

Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) Scholarship

Our BVA (Hons) Scholarship provides $7,500 towards study-related expenses in our Honours program. Honours at ACSA is a year-long period of research and art making, building on the research undertaken in the final year of the Bachelor of Visual Art. Honours students receive a private art studio on campus, work closely with a chosen supervisor and attend a weekly Honours Research Methods class with their cohort. 

“Receiving the scholarship has greatly impacted my final year. I have been able to afford the necessary materials for my sculpting and it has significantly supported my living situation and allowed me to spend more time on my practice. I am honoured to have been awarded the scholarship, I don’t know how I would have been able to afford living expenses without it.”

Tahlia Hieatt

2023 Honours Scholarship recipient 

New Student Application

Diploma of Visual Art | Associate Degree of Visual Art | Bachelor of Visual Art. Applications for entry into the DVA, ADVA and BVA courses for Semester 2 2024 will open soon.

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