The Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme offers talented Year 12 students a chance to receive an early offer to study visual arts based on their portfolio and academic performance in year 11 and 12 so far, prior to getting an ATAR.
You must be a domestic student, currently undertaking a recognised Year 12 qualification to apply. All offers will require you to complete your high school qualification. The scheme does not apply to non-recent school leavers.
The Bachelor of Visual Arts is the only degree at Sydney College of the Arts available under the admissions scheme.
No separate application is needed.
If you are a HSC student in NSW, you must do the following:
For most NSW Year 12 HSC students, no separate application is required, and your Year 11 and 12 results and predicted ATAR will be obtained automatically through UAC by the Sydney College of the Arts.
If you’re undertaking a Year 12 qualification other than the HSC, in addition to the steps above, you will also need to submit your academic results directly to the Sydney College of the Arts through the portfolio portal. You must provide your school ratings, year 11 and 12 reports and meet the portfolio requirements by the relevant deadlines.
You will be assessed on your portfolio, plus your academic results from year 11 and 12 so far. Predicted ATAR scores will be obtained by Sydney College of the Arts through UAC for students sitting the HSC or must be submitted directly if you are an interstate applicant.
If you are not eligible to receive an early offer, you may still be eligible for an offer in the standard “main round” in December (UAC December Round 2) once your ATAR has been released. Ensure the degree is listed as your first preference in the UAC December Round 2 for another chance to get an offer. All offers will require you to complete Year 12.
UAC August Round 1 and October Round 1.
If you’d like to apply for the combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degree, you can wait until UAC December Round 2 once ATARs have been released and change the degree to your first preference. If you have received a CASAS offer it will remain valid. Alternatively, you can apply to transfer from the single bachelor’s degree into the combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies later in your degree.
Call 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or +61 2 8627 1444 (outside Australia), 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.