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The University of South Australia is home to a range of modern facilities, including technical and digital workshops, ceramics, glass, sculpture, printmaking, metalwork, photography, and design studios and workshops. Our award-winning and purpose-built art, architecture, planning and design facilities are located at City West campus in the heart of Adelaide's west end.

Dorrit Black Building

There’s no mistaking the purpose of the Dorrit Black Building. Home to technical workshops, the building houses ceramic kilns, glass blowing equipment, printmaking and jewellery apparatus, state-of-the-art photography darkrooms, textile, painting and drawing studios, and all the machinery required to make furniture, models, or work with metal.

The Dorrit Black Building received a New Building Commendation at the Australian Institute of Architects (SA Chapter) Architecture Awards.

The Dorrit Black Building is home to a variety of workshops.

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Workshop

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Hear from Senior Technical Officer David Gordon about the workshop.

Glass Studio

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Hear from UniSA graduate Danielle about our Glass Studio.

Jewellery and Metal Studio

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Hear from UniSA graduate Tegan about our Jewellery and Metal Studio.

Digital Workshop

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Hear from Senior Technical Officer Shane Haddy about the Digital Workshop.

Sculpture Studio

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Hear from visual arts graduate Zoe about our Sculpture Studio.

Photography
Studio

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Hear from Studio Head Mark Kimber about the Photography Studio.

Printmaking Studio

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Hear from UniSA graduate Sonya about the Printmaking Studio.

Painting and Drawing Studio

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Hear from visual art graduate Thomas about our Painting and Drawing Studios.

Ceramics Studio

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Hear from visual arts graduate Ebony about our Ceramics Studio.

Kaurna Building

UniSA's Kaurna Building is home to purpose-built architecture and design studios and the professional and academic staff in those disciplines. It hosts the SASA Gallery and Australia’s only dedicated Architecture Museum.

Accolades include:

  • Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings, RAIA National Awards 2006
  • Best of State Award for Commercial Interior Design (SA), Interior Design Awards 2007
  • Innovation & Excellence Awards for Public Buildings, PCA/RLB Awards 2008
  • New Building Award: Australian Institute of Architects (SA Chapter) Architecture Awards
  • Featured in Phaidon Atlas of Architecture
  • Featured in 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die.
The Kaurna Building is  is home to purpose-built architecture and design studios.

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Match Studio

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Hear from visual communication student James about Match Studio.

Architecture Museum

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Hear from Dr Julie Collins about our Architecture Museum.

SASA Gallery

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Hear from Dr Mary Knights and UniSA art student Lauren about the SASA Gallery.

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City West campus

City West is a state-of-the art campus, in Adelaide’s west end. In one of the city’s most vibrant and booming areas, it is an easy walk to art galleries, live music venues, cafés and restaurants. 

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Pridham Hall is located at UniSA's City west campus.

What our students have to say

I was a paramedic for nine years before I decided I wanted to study architecture. UniSA is guiding me to be industry ready, strengthening the beginning of my career, and challenging me to think differently, to solve problems using a strong and evolving toolkit.

Christopher Pongrac

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Master of Architecture

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Christopher Pongrac

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Master of Architecture

I participated in a trip to China to take part in a university workshop as well as two internships at a design consultancy and bicycle company. My involvement with industry has been incredible, giving me opportunities I wouldn’t have had any other way.

Liam Buggy

Bachelor of Design (Product Design)

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Liam Buggy

Bachelor of Design (Product Design)

What I liked the most about this degree was being able to work on projects for real clients, having opportunities for exposure and the opportunity to join various design associations.

Claudia Fernandez Villasante

Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)

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Claudia Fernandez Villasante

Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)