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Welcome to Adelaide College of the Arts

Adelaide College of the Arts is a hub of tertiary arts education in South Australia. Centrally located in the city in Adelaide’s Light Square, AC Arts is Australia’s only tertiary institution housing the study of performing arts, visual arts and design all in one building. Boasting industry-standard performance and exhibition spaces, workshops and studios, it was purpose-designed in every detail to achieve excellence in arts training.

Purpose built arts and design facility

Boasting industry-standard performance and exhibition spaces, workshops and studios, Adelaide College of the Arts was purpose-designed in every detail to achieve excellence in arts training.

The recent expansion of this iconic building, has strengthened its position as a leading centre of excellence in Australia for the performing arts, visual arts and design industries. Students can study, create and perform in one central location offering unparalleled opportunities for collaboration. For example, sound production students can hone their practical skills in the College’s theatres and performance spaces while assisting the acting and dance programs. From acting and dancing to graphic design, digital media and sound production, there’s a huge range of careers to choose from. You’ll study and work in modern, professional facilities, mastering tools and techniques that are vital to a career in the creative industries.

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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion)

TAFE SA and Flinders University are offering a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Fashion. Students are able to get the best of both worlds by experiencing TAFE SA's strong practical instruction, as well as learning academic skills at Flinders University. Together it creates a fantastic dual partnership qualification for those who are seeking employment in the fashion industry.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) combine theoretical study with hands-on experience. This courses give you a versatile skill set to begin your professional career in large or small scale fashion environments locally, interstate or internationally.

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion)

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) provides a comprehensive grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary visual arts practice. Develop your critical and creative thinking skills with a strong focus on practical skills development in studio disciplines including ceramics, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) provides a rigorous program of study which explores both practical and theoretical elements of dance. Classes cover classical and contemporary dance, together with acting, anatomy and kinesiology, history, music, composition and production. This industry-focused course gives you rare and exclusive access to professional dance artists, companies and their networks, including exclusive access to Australian Dance Theatre through partnership opportunities.

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

Video: Sound Production

A graduate of the Diploma in Sound Production, Cat Connelly cites the state-of-the-art facilities and lecturers with current industry experience as two reasons why her qualification is so valuable. Since graduating, she has picked up work with the Adelaide Festival Centre and KOJO, managing the audio for some pretty impressive events! Cat's testimonial video was produced and edited by Kris Barker, a student in the Film & TV program at Adelaide College of the Arts, who has just completed his Advanced Diploma.

Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Study CGI and Visual Effects at TAFE SA

This video profiles a number of TAFE SA graduates which have studied the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (specialising in CGI and Visual Effects) and have gained employment with Rising Sun Pictures, one of the most well-established visual effects companies in the world

CGI and VFX courses

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    TAFE SA Designers of the future

    Designers of the Future at TAFE SA

    As part of the recent Adelaide Fashion Festival, TAFE SA’s up and coming designers were front and centre at the TAFE SA Showcase event. The garments on show were from a range of fashion students from the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising and Bachelor of Creative Arts Fashion.
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    AC Arts & International Joint Congress of Dance

    Adelaide College of the Arts will be dancing from 8th to 13th July as dancers and dance enthusiasts come to the city to join Panpapanpalya.

    Visit TAFE SA at upcoming Adelaide Career Expos

    TAFE SA will showcase its large range of courses, career opportunities, pathways to university and support services to students and career seekers at two of Adelaide’s largest careers expos during April and May.

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    On the Brink

    30 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018

    On the Brink will showcase artworks from 31 Visual Arts graduates in a variety of artistic disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewellery, ceramics and photography.

Light Square Gallery

Light Square Gallery is a professionally managed, purpose-built exhibition space. Here you'll find high-calibre exhibitions of the kind that have built South Australia's outstanding reputation in the arts. Our focus is on promoting exceptional contemporary artists, including emerging artists, recent TAFE SA graduates and our acclaimed lecturing team.

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See what's on at Light Square Gallery