Student rage over cuts to leading arts colleges

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Students and advocates argue studio-based learning is vital and must be kept by universities. Image: Rahul Jain, Unsplash

The Australian National University has become the latest to propose funding cuts to its arts programs, arguing it’s necessary to address an ongoing budget deficit in its Arts school.

The move would end the Animation and Video program, close Furniture, Jewellery and Object Workshops and merge the Glass Workshop with Ceramics.

It comes just weeks after Griffith University announced proposed cuts to its photography, print making, jewellery and animation courses, leading to a petition to reverse the changes.

Feedback on the change proposal for the ANU College of Arts and Design is open to the public until December 3.

For those interested in what’s happening at the Queensland College of Arts, students ask you to send your thoughts to the Vice-Chancellor.

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