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.
ACSA quote marks

‘The education I received at Adelaide Central School of Art not only prepared me in terms of developing my own artistic practice, but also gave me the professional skill set necessary for the management of an artist-run space, such as writing grant applications, the curation of exhibitions and gallery installation.’

Andrew Clarke, graduate (BVA 2015)

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. 

ACSA quote marks

‘I can now afford the materials I need to sustain my painting practice and am able to expand the resources that help fuel my ideas and practice. The scholarship has allowed me a greater sense of financial stability in balancing full time study and living out of home independently for the first time.’

Max Callaghan, graduate (BVA (Hons) 2017) 

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 are now open.

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