The History of Adelaide Central School of Art
Adelaide Central School of Art is an independent, not-for-profit, accredited higher education provider of tertiary courses in the visual arts located in Adelaide, Australia. A single-focused art school, Adelaide Central School of Art provides training for students seeking to develop careers as professional practicing artists. It offers associate degree of Visual Art, Bachelor of Visual Art, and Bachelor of Visual Art (Hons), the school offers a range of short courses, workshops, and masterclasses. In the studio-based teaching program, the school emphasizes structured learning, practical skills, and intellectual development. All classes are led by lecturers who are leading practitioners in their field. Students benefit from the range of experience and expertise offered by these respected contemporary artists, writers, and curators.
The degree courses are designed to develop technical and conceptual skills. The curriculum includes the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, art history and theory and contemporary studies, for part-time or full-time study.
Life in Adelaide Central School of Art
The School is located on the Glenside campus in two heritage buildings that formed part of the Glenside Hospital. The buildings were renovated by Adelaide-based architects Grieve Gillett in consultation with the School and the renovation received an award from the Australian Institute of Architects for Heritage Architecture in 2014. Teaching and Studio Building, Adelaide Central School of Art. Formerly the P&O Building (men's ward), Glenside Hospital. The Adelaide Central Gallery was formally opened as part of the School in 1991. At threat of closure in 2002, a restructure in 2003 allowed the gallery to continue. The gallery has hosted two award-winning exhibitions: Façade received the 2018 Adelaide Fringe/BankSA Award for Best Visual Art & Design; and Home Stories received the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Eran Svigos Award for Best Visual Art & Design.
In the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching survey for 2017, the school was ranked the best art school in Australia for 2017 (second-best in 2016).