Adelaide Central School of Art named best art school in Australia

For the fourth consecutive year, Adelaide Central School of Art (ACSA) has been identified as Australia’s best art school for overall student education experience.

In the recently released 2020 survey results, with a rating of 97.1%, ACSA is number one in Australia for the overall educational experience of creative arts undergraduates, number one in South Australia for overall educational experience for undergraduate students across all courses, and second nationally for undergraduate student experience out of 133 institutions, including all Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions .

Note also the exceptional result of the ACSA in the Quality of teaching category, with a score of 97.9%.

The Australian Government funds the administration of a comprehensive annual survey of higher education students. In 2020, more than 280,000 undergraduate students from 133 universities and colleges completed the survey. The SES is produced annually by the Center for Social Research on Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website.

“Despite the disruptions of 2020, ACSA results continued to improve, rising from 96.7% in 2019 to 97.1% in the latest survey,” said CEO Penny Griggs. “All of the second term of last year was delivered online. This was extraordinary given that our teaching model was 100% face-to-face at the time of the initial lockdown in March. We are so proud of how the ACSA community has adapted over the past year.”

“After such a challenging year, being recognized by our diverse student community as a leader in higher education is simply the best recognition we could receive.”

Founded in 1982, Adelaide Central School of Art is an independent, not-for-profit tertiary provider of visual arts education and a member of Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA).

You are invited to explore the award-winning heritage-listed campus on Saturday, May 29 during the upcoming Open House. Meet current students and staff, including some of South Australia’s leading practicing artists. Visit the studios and find out why our students are so satisfied.

Mid-year applications for Adelaide Central School of Art’s Bachelor of Fine Arts are open until June 11.

National average Undergraduate students from all universities and non-university higher education institutions.

Kayleen C. Rice