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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

Students who study at Adelaide College of the Arts benefit from dedicated industry-standard facilities, state-of-the-art performance spaces and a teaching staff of respected specialist professionals.

Join us for Summer School 2020

Looking for an outlet for your creative talents?

Why not enrol in one of TAFE SA’s upcoming art and design short courses at the Adelaide College of the Arts Summer School.

We welcome people from all walks of life into our community of artists, alumni and students who are passionate about every area of the Arts and Design.

Summer School 2020 is being held in January 2020 at Adelaide College of the Arts in the Adelaide CBD.

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Industry Partners

The Helpmann Academy is a unique collaborative partnership, unifying the skills and resources of the state’s higher education institutions including TAFE SA.

Helpmann Academy offers professional development opportunities including grants and awards, fellowships, mentorships, masterclasses and seminars, advisory services and international artist residencies, all tailored specifically for South Australia’s higher education students, graduates and emerging artists.

    Latest Events



    15 Nov 2019 - 06 Dec 2019

    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) Honours Graduate Exhibition


    29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019

    Under the guidance of the rum-soaked wideboy Scullery, we are taken on an evening’s tour of a scruffy, depressed road in a small Lancashire town.

    2020 Acting Auditions

    02 Dec 2019 - 07 Dec 2019

    Auditions for the Adelaide College of the Arts Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Acting) are being held during December.
    Graduation 2019

    2019 Graduation Dance Double Bill

    04 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019

    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) graduating students and Technical Production students present the 2019 Graduation Dance Double Bill, "I'm Here with Stupid" and "Time of our Life".

    An Evening of Fashion

    06 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019

    TAFE SA and Cocktail Revolution presents an Evening of Fashion.

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.

Installation view Chris De Rosa, she collects the beautiful things - turbulent nature, 2017

See what's on at Light Square Gallery