The Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk) has been offering a stimulating and supportive environment for our international students for over the past decade. The University of Tasmania provides comprehensive assistance with English language and writing skills, visa information, social networks and accommodation. Our graduates from Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Germany and the United States have gone on to develop successful careers in the arts professions.
The TCotA has an increasing number of international students studying with us. Students may on application be able to receive credit for previous study, and are welcome to undertake study in any discipline of interest to their artistic practice. Students are also able to enrol in the Study Abroad Programs
For further information please visit the UTAS International website.
"I am a member of staff at the Universiti Sains Malaysia. The workshop facilities and the study modules at the SVPA attracted me to pursue my postgraduate studies here when researching further study options. I gained my Bachelor Degree from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak, Malaysia. I was enrolled at the SVPA to develop my skills in furniture/sculpture making and to extend my knowledge in art and design at the highest level. The environment is constructive as well as having supportive teaching staff. Being overseas has never restricted me in exploring other things aside from my studies. I am getting to know new people and experiencing a diversity of culture. I love being in Tasmania!"
"“Apa khabar?” (‘How you going’ in Malay.) I am an Art Coordinator in a secondary school back home and have been teaching for the past five years. I have a Diploma in Graphic Design from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and a Diploma in Art Specialisation from National Institute of Education. I have also had the opportunity to work as an Art Director for five years in a local film production house prior to teaching.
I came to UTAS to further develop my artistic skills and knowledge and to discover new potentials. I believe I came to the right place. I find studying at the Academy of the Arts both enriching and exciting. At present I am in my third year of the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts majoring in Sculpture. The teaching staff and friends that I have made have been magnificent. The facilities are world class and the academic support is second to none. The course is broadening my knowledge and sharpening my technical and artistic skills. UTAS, its people and the beautiful countryside are perfect combinations to provide me with holistic education, peacefulness, loads of fun and adventure. I shall bring home great knowledge, skills and memories to share with my friends and students. For now, I just want to enjoy life, study and make new friends as much as I can."
"I arrived in Tasmania from Sierra Leone and am currently studying in the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts. Life at the University of Tasmania is quite an experience for me both culturally and academically. The people I meet are very friendly and helpful with my studies as well as within the local community.
I am thoroughly enjoying my study at the Academy of the Arts and my work as an Academy Gallery volunteer. I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to study and further my education in Tasmania."
"I was a third year Bachelor of Contemporary Arts student, majoring in Painting. Following a long period working and living in Singapore, I decided I needed a break to re-educate myself. I chose UTAS because it has a good reputation, a wide range of courses, two campuses within a short distance from each other and is one of the well established universities in Australia.
Tasmania has the most beautiful scenery in Australia and is a quiet and safe place to live. For people who are serious about their studies it is a good choice. I like the university environment, especially the unique railway heritage buildings of the Academy. UTAS provides me with the opportunity to achieve my higher education goals."
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
15 February, 2013