National Art School

Student and campus services

The National Art School has a range of student support services. These include counselling services, to support the development and wellbeing of students. Every student is welcome to take part in the Student Representative Council (SRC). The SRC provides representation of students to the school through the Academic Board and a close working relationship with the management of the school. The SRC also provides a number of extracurricular activities, including the annual student ball.

The NAS Library and Learning Centre provides specialist resources to facilitate the study, research and practice of visual art. It comprises the NAS Library and the NAS Digital Laboratory, as well as the Library Stairwell Gallery, a dedicated student exhibition space.

The library is a specialist collection relating to the theory and practice of fine arts. It holds a range of materials available for loan, including books, DVDs, videos and recent issues of journals.

The NAS gallery encourages appreciation and critical perspectives of art and its role in society through direct engagement with artists and innovative art practices. It provides a context for the understanding and interpretation of historical and contemporary practice for the enjoyment of the public and the NAS’s communities of students, faculty and alumni. The program consists of research, publications, public programs, artist residencies and exhibitions featuring multidisciplinary group and solo projects by Australian and international artists, including the end-of-year showcase of graduating students.

The Old Darlinghurst Gaol, repurposed as studios, workshops, a Gallery, Library, Archive & Collection, lecture rooms, project spaces and the famed Cell Block Theatre, has been used for education since 1922. The National Art School, first as the Department of Art of the Sydney Technical College, to its present day independent status, has always inhabited the site.

To find out more, visit the National Art School website.

Students with disabilities should contact Student Services to discuss their requirements.

The National Art School does not offer any student accommodation, however, for advice on local student accommodation options contact Student Services.

General information for National Art School

Courses available

Undergraduate International


National Art School
Cnr Forbes St &, Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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