Why Study at the SCA Graduate School

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) is the visual arts faculty of the University of Sydney, and the SCA Graduate School is the home for postgraduate study within the faculty.

The Graduate School provides high quality education in contemporary visual art. We offer a range of flexible, self-directed and cross-disciplinary programs to a diverse cohort of students. Whether you are looking to consolidate existing professional skills, establish a continuing art practice, or engage in a sustained research endeavour, the Graduate School will provide you with intellectual challenges and creative support, within a community of students and artists.

SCA is committed to a studio-based model for visual arts education and research, and creative work is integral to what we do. As a Graduate School student, you will learn from visual artists who are leaders in their field, and regularly apply the concepts and techniques they teach. You will have access to dedicated studios and facilities in a range of discipline areas, and to a specialist collection of resources relating to the theory and practice of contemporary visual arts and design in the SCA Library.

You will also be encouraged to articulate your practice within a broader art historical, theoretical and philosophical context. Throughout each year, the Graduate School provides a range of opportunities for you to exhibit and discuss your work and the work of others, whether as part of your degree, or through the Graduate Forum, talks by visiting artists, the Graduate School Gallery, and the annual PhD Conference & Exhibition.