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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.

Centrally located in Adelaide’s Light Square, Adelaide College of the Arts is Australia’s only tertiary institution housing the study of performing arts, visual arts and design all in one building. Students have the freedom to study, create and perform in one central location offering unparalleled opportunities to build career defining networks. 

Key campus information

Telephone +61 8 8463 5000
Facsimile +61 8 8463 5001
Postal Address GPO Box 1872
SA 5001
Street Address 39 Light Square
SA 5000
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Specialist 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
  • 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

Learn more about the AC Arts

Virtual Tour - AC Arts


Library facilities are provided through the Adelaide campus. There is also an online TAFE SA Library.


The City West Child Care Centre is close to the Adelaide College of the Arts.


Find public transport using Google Maps.

For general information on public transport in Adelaide, visit the Adelaide Metro website.


There are several parking options close to the campus.

  • A paid parking station is located across Light Square, beneath the Adelaide City campus. Access is via Morphett Street
  • Public, open-air car parking is available on the western side of Light Square, and between Hindley and Philip Streets, north of the Adelaide College of the Arts
  • Street parking is also available on Light Square and in neighbourhood streets west of Morphett Street for up to two hours

Emergency Procedures

Instructional videos are provided for students to familiarise themselves with emergency procedures.

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