Welcome to the Tasmanian College of the Arts, the new school for creative cultural practice delivered through three unique sites in Launceston and Hobart.
Recognised by the professional arts community and the public as established Tasmanian artistic institutions, the Tasmanian College of the Arts will continue to deliver the most significant and longstanding Arts practice and research programs in the country: the first to join forces with Universities, the first to offer Masters and PhDs by research.
With a range of courses from undergraduate to PhD, we offer teaching and research across three key program areas:
The Art program is delivered from two locations: the Centre for the Arts at Hunter Street on Hobart’s historic waterfront; and the Academy of the Arts at Inveresk, adjacent to the Launceston CBD. Both sites benefit from placement in dynamic hubs of contemporary art and design practice, and feature world-class facilities.
The Art program is globally respected for the calibre of research conducted by staff and students, and the quality of its teaching and learning programs, which provide a rich platform for inspiration to the visual artists and designers of the future.
The Music program is delivered from the Conservatorium of Music on Sandy Bay Road, Hobart, which is within walking distance of the city centre. The Conservatorium’s facilities include a large auditorium, a lecture theatre, practice rooms and rehearsal studios, a recording suite, a technology studio, computer labs and a music library.
The Conservatorium of Music offers an exciting musical environment for aspiring musicians and is staffed by performing artists, composers and musicologists with national and international reputations.
The Theatre program is delivered from the Academy of the Arts at Inveresk, walking distance from the Launceston CBD. Housed in an award-winning building, the Annexe Theatre is a dedicated space for theatre students to train, rehearse and perform. The site features a professional theatre and studio as well as rehearsal, dressing and costume rooms.
Students have the opportunity to learn with highly qualified and professionally experienced staff, each with complementary research strengths. Students also draw inspiration from and have the opportunity to engage with local and visiting theatre artists.
The Tasmanian College of the Arts also hosts a prestigious visiting artist program that attracts professional practitioners from around the world. These visitors undertake their own work alongside students, connecting their learning experiences and research projects into the global world of creative practice.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
18 February, 2016