Exhibition in SCA gallery
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Sydney College of the Arts

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

As Sydney'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.

Our study offering

The Master of Film and Screen Arts offers you a hands-on education in contemporary moving image production by teaching you how to develop a film project from concept to screen. Taught at Sydney College of the Arts, where you will have access to our editing laboratory, gallery spaces, art studios, practical expertise and shared postgraduate culture.


Visual Arts is focused on providing you with the conceptual, theoretical and technical skills you need to succeed as a practising artist or in a range of careers in the creative industries. Taught primarily at Sydney College of the Arts, you will have access to our gallery spaces, art studios, practical expertise and shared postgraduate culture.


In addition to meeting the academic admission criteria for our Bachelor of Visual Arts, Bachelor of Visual Arts and combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degrees you will need to submit a portfolio of your artwork.

*Available to all students studying the Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Economics, as well as all combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies  degrees, except for the Bachelor of Visual Arts / Bachelor of Advanced Studies.


Our research

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

  • Gulnara Shayakhmetova, Manager Visual Arts Delivery
  • Liam Garstang, Gallery Manager
  • Emma O’Neill, Public Programs Coordinator
  • Nicholas Boerma, Print Lab Coordinator        
  • Canbora Bayraktar, Senior Technical Officer
  • Joshua Boerma, Senior Technical Officer
  • Michael Brewster, Senior Technical Officer
  • Cobi Butcher, Senior Technical Officer
  • Rhonda Dwyer, Senior Technical Officer
  • Harry Klein, Senior Technical Officer
  • Isobel Markus-Dunworth, Senior Technical Officer
  • Timothy Osborne, Senior Technical Officer

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.

Price list and payments:

SCA Print Lab
Old Teachers College (A22)
Room 303, Level 3 Manning Rd
Camperdown 2050

Phone: +61 2 8627 7485
Email: sca.print@sydney.edu.au

Opening hours:
Open weekdays
10am – 4pm


Associate Professor Andrew Lavery, Director of Sydney College of the Arts


Professor Julie Rrap

Sydney College of the Arts


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