Express yourself in a creative career

Arts and design play a crucial role in our society. Performing arts and visual arts tell us stories about who we are and where we’re going. Design is an essential part of turning ideas into reality. TAFE SA arts and design courses offer intensive, practical learning across a range of disciplines. 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.

Visual Arts in Schools

At TAFE SA, students can get a taste of Visual Arts while they are studying Year 10, 11 or 12, by studying a Certificate III or IV in Visual Arts. Students will gain valuable points towards further courses as well as their SACE.

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Adelaide College of the Arts

Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts) has long been 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. It’s a dynamic and exciting environment for creative study.

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Video: Fashion Design and Technology

Kate studied fashion design and technology at TAFE SA after working with a local fashion design business straight out of high school. Hear Kate's story as she explains the practical advantages of studying fashion design at TAFE SA and learning from experienced lecturers who have worked in large fashion houses around the world.

Fashion Design Courses

Get a degree in Dance

Express yourself in a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Dance

360 Degrees: Ceramics Workshop

Want to know what it's like to study Ceramics and Visual Arts at TAFE SA? Click on the image for a 360-degree view of the Ceramics and Visual Art Workshop and learn what it's like to undergo practical training in TAFE SA's state-of-the-art facilities.(Please note: this component requires Flash support).

Visual Arts Courses

facilities_photo_studio2Specialist Facilities

  • Light Square Gallery – a purpose-built exhibition space for visual arts
  • Specialised studios for ceramics, drawing, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, game art, CGI and visual effects
  • Two theatres, green room, control room, wardrobe maintenance room, suite of production offices, lighting studio, design studios, set construction, props manufacture and scenic art workshops, costume manufacture workrooms
  • Specialised computer, design and music suites
  • Industry-standard digital production equipment including cameras, lights and sound-recording gear and accessories, a portable television studio with video and audio mixing, and a sound recording studio and mixing facilities. Editing suites with industry-standard software suited to film and television pre- and post-production

Video: Screen and Media

Eleanor studied screen and media at TAFE SA and now works as a production coordinator in children's television. Instead of going to university, Eleanor chose to attend TAFE SA to experience the hands-on, practical components of the screen and media course. During her studies she underwent traineeship with Channel 10, which helped her to get a job after her course.

Screen and Media Courses

Video: 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.

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion)