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Sydney College of the Arts

Leading contemporary art education and research
For more than four decades we have been the major NSW training ground for exceptional contemporary artists, researchers and curators.

As NSW’s first tertiary art school, we have led the way in studio-based visual arts practice and education since 1976, and we are still evolving and delivering innovative contemporary art programs that support the professional success of our graduates.

We teach people how to become artists, curators and art writers active in national and international visual culture. Our academic staff believe studio-based learning is integral to any visual arts degree and understand the importance of working with practising artists, designers and craft specialists. Staff maintain professional profiles in their field with many exhibiting nationally and internationally.



Galleries and exhibitions

Showcasing works to the University and broader arts communities

At Sydney College of the Arts we have an active gallery program of exhibitions featuring works by Australian and international contemporary visual artists and designers, staff, students and graduates.

Study area

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Creative arts

Explore the world of the creative arts

No matter where your interests lie, we have courses which will deepen your knowledge and understanding of a rich variety of artistic and cultural practices, preparing you to pursue your visions and passions.

Our research

Research is central to creative life at Sydney College of the Arts. Our research culture reflects and actively shapes the increasingly trans-disciplinary nature of contemporary art with links to industry and policy. Our approach to practice-led research means the work of our academic staff and students engages with diverse fields of inquiry, including architecture, music, environmental humanities, politics, Indigenous studies, history, philosophy, design, science and technology.

Our staff and postgraduate students are renowned for practice-led research. Our creative and scholarly works are exhibited and published in highly regarded venues, journals, monographs and media outlets around the world. 

Within this dynamic culture, we offer research degrees at master's and doctoral level. Our research students form a vital part of a stimulating culture in which to share creative discoveries with each other, staff and external partners in forums, exhibitions and symposiums.

Our people

Search our academic staff by visiting academic profiles online.

Our location

We are currently located in Rozelle but will begin our move to the University of Sydney’s main Camperdown/Darlington campus in 2020. We are working with architects to create cutting-edge facilities for contemporary artists at our new premises in the Old Teachers' College. If you commence studies with us in 2018 or 2019 you should anticipate completing some of your studies in the new premises on our main campus. 

There is a free inter-campus shuttle bus between the Rozelle campus (outside Sydney College of the Arts) and Fisher Library on the Camperdown campus for students and staff.

Venue hire and filming

We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for hire that can cater to events of all types and sizes, from weddings and parties to conferences and corporate events.

You can download the Venue Hire Brochure (pdf, 1.7MB), which has images and details along with pricing on all venues available for hire at SCA, complete the enquiry form or contact us directly.

We encourage the use of our Rozelle campus in feature films, television productions and commercial photo shoots as a way of expanding appreciation of these historical grounds within the wider community.

As these kinds of productions can impact on the day-to-day operations of the college, applications are approved on a case-by-case basis. The costs involved vary depending on timing and duration and can be discussed further by contacting us.

Print lab

The Print Lab produces archival pigment museum grade prints of many sizes and in many materials. The wide-format machines used are based on leading technology and software, including the Roland 12 colour printer. 

Price list and payments:

The Print Lab
Building 16, Room 18
Sydney College of the Arts
Balmain Road, Lilyfield

Phone: +61 2 9351 1124
Fax: +61 2 9351 1121

Opening hours:
Fridays only
10am – 4pm


Mr Andrew Lavery, Director of Sydney College of the Arts

Sydney College of the Arts

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