What commitment will the Government make to retaining existing programs,
courses and teachers currently provided by the Sydney College of the Arts and
the University of NSW Art and Design school following the amalgamation?
What assessment will be made and consultation with students, alumni and
teachers of the National Art School before a decision is made on its future?
What commitment will the Government make to retaining the National Art
School's unique atelier⁄studio-based approach and how will this be
How will the Government address concerns that merging the schools will
result in a loss of different educational approaches, styles and practices and
as a result reduce needed diversity in future graduates?
Questions relating to the operations of the University of Sydney and the
University of NSW, including students, alumni and staff, are a matter for the
The NSW Government has been involved in discussions between the National Art
School (NAS) and the University of NSW to support the vision of developing a
centre of artistic excellence for NSW. Conversations are ongoing and no
decision has been made regarding future arrangements. The NSW Government will
continue to work closely with NAS as discussions move forward.