Important Message

On Monday 29 May 2017 the University released a document to staff outlining a plan to build on SCA's reputation as an internationally renowned art school, and enable focus on the core business of teaching, learning and research. As of 1 July 2017 SCA will become a part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

Structurally SCA will be a department within the School of Literature, Art, and Media (SLAM) in FASS. The advantages for SCA include support to exploit the opportunities of interdisciplinary research and teaching created by proximity to the many relevant disciplines within SLAM and beyond, without the financial overheads associated with faculty status. Further, there is the opportunity for those disciplines to enhance their work through greater engagement with the visual arts. SCA will retain its name to confirm its ongoing place within the broader visual arts community.

In addition to the organisational move to FASS, the visual arts facilities will be relocated to the Camperdown/Darlington Campus. During 2018 the Old Teachers College and nearby Badham building will be repurposed to ensure visual art facilities are ready to receive students, following intensive collaboration between SCA staff, academic colleagues and Campus Infrastructure Services. SCA is expected to begin teaching from the Old Teachers College in Semester 1, 2019. This relocation has been phased to allow sufficient time to plan the new spaces and ensure the ongoing provision of teaching to current students at Rozelle until the commencement of Semester 1, 2019. This means that students commencing in visual arts degree programs 2018 will begin their studies at the Rozelle campus with subsequent relocation to the Camperdown/Darlington Campus in 2019.

The University is committed to ongoing excellence in visual arts education and research, and we believe our plan will support this goal in a way that preserves SCA's distinctive qualities.

Applications will open for our updated Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, Postgraduate and Higher Degree research programs for students commencing from 2018.

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