Reprieve for Sydney College of the Arts

The campaign to save Sydney University’s Sydney College of the Arts is celebrating another victory in its long battle with management.

Seven weeks after students occupied SCA administration offices in protest at the university’s determination to close the school, deputy vice-chancellor Stephen Garton has declared a six-month reprieve.

In an email to students late last month, Garton said SCA would remain at its Callan Park campus next year: “I can advise it is very unlikely teaching of any SCA subjects will take place on Camperdown campus in the first semester 2017.”

However the university confirmed “there will be no new student intake for the Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2017”.

The campaign has now moved to focus on reinstating next year’s intake into the BVA.

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