Adelaide Central School of Art Incorporated is the only accredited independent art school in South Australia, one of just three nationally. Centrally located in a heritage building in Norwood, 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 on-going 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, master classes and workshops throughout the academic year.
Whether enrolled at ACSA in undergraduate award or the specialist short courses, master classes 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.