Classes Postponed
A peak in COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions is expected within the next three weeks, the last week of January to the first week of February. It is sensible to delay the start of the BIA semester classes until after this period so that everyone can feel as safe as possible and to give more time for those who are eligible to have a booster.
BIA has postponed the commencement of semester 1 classes by two weeks until the week beginning Saturday 12 February.

To ensure the health and well-being of everyone, all staff, students and visitors, age 12 and older must
show proof that they have received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter the Studios and Gallery. Visitor Guidelines.

Short Courses

9 Week Courses

Nine 3 hour classes morning, afternoon or evening.


Four 3 hour classes Monday to Thursday or two 6 hour classes Saturday and Sunday.

Semester Classes

Eighteen 3 hour classes morning, afternoon or evening commencing in February and July.


Classes run at different times of the year and we regularly introduce new programs. To receive updates on courses and exhibitions subscribe to our mailing list.

The Metcalfe Gallery features two week exhibitions and is available for your own exhibition. At the end of each semester the gallery showcases the work of all students at the BIA.