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Adelaide Central School of Art
Adelaide Central School of Art Incorporated is the only accredited independent art school in South Australia, one of just three nationally. Recently relocated to the Glenside Cultural Precinct, it prides itself on intensive studio-based teaching and learning, building artistic and intellectual skills through the practices of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and digital imaging, married with the study of the history and theory of art.
Founded in 1982, Adelaide Central School of Art is now an independent, not-for-profit, accredited Higher Education Provider, nationally recognised and respected for its ongoing contribution to nurturing the talents and professionalism of its graduates. The School provides tuition for both full-time and part-time study pathways in addition to offering numerous short courses, masterclasses and workshops throughout the academic year.
Whether enrolled at ACSA in undergraduate award or the specialist short courses, masterclasses or workshops, all students benefit from the range of experience and expertise offered by leading practitioners in their field. Supporting the School’s commitment to high quality arts teaching is an atelier model of learning and practice together with small class sizes, resulting in a typical teacher-to-student ratio of 1:10. Reflecting the success of this model, a recent survey found that 90% of all Adelaide Central School graduates are still practicing artists ten years after graduating. The Adelaide Central School of Art is the art school of choice for anyone wishing to develop a career as a professional artist.
Recognising the need for strategic pathways to ensure the School maintains its enviable and unique position in the South Australian visual arts sector, the School initiated a restructuring of its course offerings, moving from a four-year degree structure, to a three-year Bachelor of Visual Art degree, with a fourth year offered as an Honours year to high-achieving students. In 2011 Adelaide Central School of Art received approval from the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) for these new courses, aligning them with national standards, and offering academic parity with other tertiary art schools in Australia. This represents an exciting development for the future growth of the School and for its graduates.
2013 will be a significant year for the School as we move to our new campus, adjacent to the Adelaide Film Studios at the Glenside Cultural Precinct, a vibrant arts community. Already our graduates have seized cross-media opportunities and are employed on associated film projects and we look to expand these opportunities.
Situated on beautiful grounds, the two historic buildings that the School will occupy in Stage 1 of the development will provide spacious teaching and student studios, new reference facilities, and improved library and media areas, all purpose-designed to suit our needs, now and into the future.
Glenside Cultural Precinct Free Guided Tours
We invite you to visit Adelaide Central School of Art’s new campus at the Glenside Cultural Precinct
Monday 29 April 2013 at 4.00pm
Monday 27 May at 4.30pm
Saturday 1 June at 1.30pm
Call 8299 7300 to book or find out more.
We look forward to showing you around!
Adelaide Central Gallery
Adelaide Central Gallery is sited within the Adelaide Central School of Art and is one of South Australia’s finest, most reputable and popular contemporary art galleries. The Gallery benefits from the dynamic relationships that exist between the annual showings of ACSA’s graduate work and a continuously changing program of exemplary work by local and national artists.
As a gallery within a school of art, Adelaide Central Gallery has a didactic purpose. This is supported by engaging artists in solo and group exhibitions throughout the calendar year. These showings feature new works in a range of media from drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and works on paper to sculpture, fine objects, installation and new media. This variety and the critical attention paid to the selection of artists helps ensure that Adelaide Central Gallery’s relationship with contemporary arts is of a high order.
In addition, the Gallery manages a stockroom including works by Pro Hart and the lecturers and graduates of the School. Adelaide Central Gallery also hosts seminars and talks by artists for interested school groups and members of the community, and the space is available to hire for functions and events.
The exhibition program is available by clicking the link to the 'Gallery' on this site.
Central Studios has been affiliated with the School for 25 years. It is an incorporated group of some 20 professional visual artists who work in a wide range of media and styles. Arrangements can be readily made for students to interact with Central Studios artists and observe firsthand the execution of professional work, and to see what it means to have a career as a practicing artist. Examples of their work and curriculum vitae are available by clicking the link to the 'Studios' on this site.
Central Artist Supplies
Central Artist Supplies is an independently owned art supplies shop located within Adelaide Central School of Art.
For information on art supplies and opening hours, telephone the shop on (08) 8271 6912.
New Campus Location
PO Box 225
Fullarton SA 5063
7 Mulberry Road (entry Gate 1, 226 Fullarton Road) Glenside SA 5065
T: 8299 7300
F: 8172 0504
Adelaide Central School of Art is open to visitors during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm