Whilst not imitating the stereotypical nature of a public school environment, QACI is a seven-storey state-of-the-art facility on the corner of Musk Avenue and Blamey Street, in the heart of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village Precinct.
Our Facilities Include:
- Community, commercial, and public interface areas that allow separate accessibility, staff areas, professional development, galleries, auditorium and refectory
- General entrance areas that serve as meeting place’s for the majority of public interface activities (Atrium, reception counter, box office, refectory, auditorium, gallery and media centre)
- Universal spaces across the entire floor space that allow high-end use of electronic media
- Your QACI Library for all students and staff, quiet study, small group collaboration and further flexible learning spaces
- Specialised Visual Art and media rooms including a high end film and broadcasting studio, music recording studio and double height Visual Art Gallery
- Specialised theatre spaces – 350 seat theatre and 2 individual studio theatrettes with capacity to combine
- Fully equipped science lab that caters to the disciplines studied; additional student research space; and preparation lab
- Design Technology prototype lab equipped with industry grade machinery and resources; collaborative workshop space that caters for cross-curricular projects.
- The Academy infrastructure features cutting-edge technology to facilitate learning and provide students, staff, and enterprises with the best possible opportunity to lead the market.
- The environment is hard-wired with wireless capabilities.
- After-hours access and “splitting” of access is delivered through smart card technologies.
- The entire Academy is set up to link all spaces internally and to receive and export large amounts of data externally.
- Usage of technology varies from formal space usage (fixed) to informal space usage (portable).
Your QACI Library
The Academy’s Library assists students to become highly proficient in information research and to develop information literacy knowledge and skills which are essential for successful study and continual lifelong learning. Electronic and print resources are carefully selected to provide students with relevant, current and curriculum tailored information.
The Academy Virtual Library includes links to databases and online libraries and provides a gateway to global links and networks. The Virtual Library also provides a collaborative space to share and interact with the Academy community and external networks.
The Academy partnership with QUT Library gives our students “Associate Borrower” access to Library resources and services. Such close proximity to QUT Library ensures our students have excellent support with particular emphasis on the Creative Industries resources.
The Centre for the Development of Creative Writing is an Academy Information Research Centre initiative which will foster student reading and writing as an enrichment activity.
A partnership formed with QUT Library will enable Academy students to access university level resources onsite at QUT Library both during the day and on weekends.
Linda Langford, a doctoral candidate in Information Studies at Charles Sturt University argues that we need to agree on the central kernel of information literacy – lifelong learning – as a societal ideal. “It matters not that our views of information literacy are different as long as we have some agreement that the concept is tied to encouraging the learner to continue to be inquisitive, and to challenge viewpoints; to be savvy users of information”. (Langford, 2002).
In support of this understanding of the importance of our students’ information retrieval skills, Your QACI Library is committed to empower students to achieve information literacy on the path to becoming independent and interdependent learners. This focus on information literacy mirrors the learning process. The active finding, manipulation, evaluation, interpretation, construction and communication of information is how students learn, enabling them to become lifelong learners and informed decision makers.
Hiring of QACI Facilities
There are limited opportunities for community groups to hire the theatre or gallery facilities including lighting and technical staff. For further information, please contact our Corporate Services Manager Joy Waugh 07 3552 9333.
The following documents explain our facilities, layout, options, and location.