Sydney College of Arts will remain independent after the University of Sydney told students it was terminating the agreement with UNSW.
The two universities announced only last month that they would merge their art schools to create a joint centre for visual art and design from next year. The new centre would have combined Sydney College of Arts (SCA) to merge and UNSW Art and Design. The independent National Art School was also in discussions about joining a new school of excellence.
The merger has been vehemently opposed by SCA students, who protested at the Archibald Prize announcement and have mounted a social media campaign. Continue reading…