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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.

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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

    The Aralya Project

    14 Oct 2019 - 09 Nov 2019

    An exhibition of intergenerational collaborative works by Ninuku Indigenous Arts at Aralya painting camp between 2018-2019.

    2020 Dance Auditions

    18 Oct 2019 - 23 Nov 2019

    Auditions for the Adelaide College of the Arts Certificate IV in Dance are being held in October and November
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    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.

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