Best Art School in Australia

For the second year running Adelaide Central School of Art (ACSA) has been identified as the best art school in Australia.

The results from the latest national Student Experience Survey, released on 10 April 2019, indicated that out of 23 Australian institutions, including universities and non-university higher education institutions (NUHEI), that offer a dedicated undergraduate visual art degree in the Study Area of Creative Arts, Adelaide Central School of Art recorded:

  • 1st for Overall Quality of Educational Experience
  • 1st for Teaching Quality
  • 1st for Student Support and
  •  2nd for Skills Development

Other outstanding 2018 results highlight that out of 100 other Australian institutions (58 NUHEI and 42 universities)  offering undergraduate degrees, Adelaide Central School of Art ranked 1st in Australia for Overall Quality of Education Experience. Please refer to the School’s SES Report for more details.

The SES is conducted each year by the Social Research Centre for the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website. It is the only comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia. The survey is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Read our full report here

Read our Media Release.


First published 23 May 2018, updated 9 May 2019
banner image | Nicholas Folland, 2006, 'Trophy Series', series of 20 unique trophies in mixed media, dimensions variable.
Courtesy of the artist.