Adelaide Central School of Art

Are you passionate about a career in the arts? Are you keen to learn in a rigorous, nurturing environment? Study your Bachelor of Visual Art at a renowned, single-focus art school. We provide intensive studio-based teaching in small classes with extensive one-on-one time with lecturers. Flexible study pathways include part-time options and evening classes.

Dedicated to training professional practising artists

Adelaide Central School of Art is South Australia’s leading independent, not-for-profit, tertiary provider of visual arts education. We employ eminent contemporary artists, writers and curators to deliver a studio-based teaching program that cultivates sophisticated practical skills, underpinned by intensive conceptual investigation. 

The school is renowned nationally for standards of excellence in higher education, providing a learning environment committed to small class sizes and one-on-one time with lecturers. In 2017, the school was ranked number one for the overall quality of our educational experience in South Australia for creative arts programs*.

We are celebrated for our welcoming community spirit and collegiate atmosphere of shared initiative, discovery and support. Our unique education experience is unparalleled in South Australia and offers:

  • An award winning campus with on-site student studios 
  • Deferral of tuition fees through FEE-HELP 
  • Nationally recognised artist-lecturers 
  • Scholarships, awards and a Graduate Support Program 
  • Intensive studio-based teaching in small classes 
  • Extended 34 week academic year 
  • Full-time and part-time study options 
  • Day and evening classes

Ongoing Graduate Support

By studying at Adelaide Central School of Art you become part of a nurturing community that is committed to supporting your career. Once you graduate, you gain access to our Graduate Support Program which offers exclusive professional development opportunities that are only available to alumni, including:

  • Artist-Run-Initiative Studio Residencies
  • International opportunities at the New York Studio School (NYSS)
  • Graduate grants that offer financial support for costs related to exhibitions and the production and presentation of new work
  • Quick response grants that offer support for professional development opportunities such as travel, conference attendance and art prize participation
  • Support to attend the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art’s National Graduate Exhibition, ‘Hatched’

$5000 School Leaver Scholarships

  • School Leaver Scholarships at Adelaide Central School of Art provide support to outstanding students to undertake the first year of full-time study of the Bachelor of Visual Art (BVA). Scholarships of $5000 will be awarded to successful applicants as a contribution to study-related expenses.

$7500 Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] Scholarship

  • This scholarship provides support to an outstanding student to undertake the Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] at Adelaide Central School of Art and is awarded as a contribution to study-related expenses.

*According to results from the national QILT Student Experience Survey 2016

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2017 Adelaide Central School of Art Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Adelaide Central School of Art for 2017.
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Description The scholarship provides support to an outstanding student to undertake the Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) at Adelaide Central School of Art. Supported by the Arkaba Hotel Commission, the scholarship will be awarded to a successful applicant as a contribution to study-related expenses. The BVA (Hons) is a one year full-time program open to high-achieving students that have completed an undergraduate degree in visual art. The program provides students with an opportunity to extend their artistic practice and develop their research skills and understanding of contemporary art. Under the guidance of a supervisor, students will engage in practice-led research, utilising a range of methodologies to develop an original body of artwork and corresponding exegesis. The BVA (Hons) program equips students to pursue careers as practicing artists and provides a pathway to post-graduate research programs. The BVA (Hons) may only be studied on a full-time basis.
Eligibility Applicants must: have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in visual art (or an equivalent qualification) with a credit average or higher; be Australian citizens or permanent residents; and be successful in obtaining a place in the BVA (Honours). Applicants can apply for the BVA (Honours) and the scholarship at the same time.
Annual amount $7,500
Application closing date Mid January
Support types Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 1 years
Field of study
  • Creative Arts
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