Stop the cuts to Foundation courses!
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UAL management is proposing to cut over 800 places on Foundation courses, and has notified staff that they are at risk of redundancy.
These plans are being pushed through with no consultation and no mandate.
Foundation courses in Art and Design are a pre-degree, multi-disciplinary course designed to prepare students for Higher Education. They allow us to explore our practise, experiment as artists and make mistakes before embarking on a chosen pathway. They have been incredibly important in developing many renowned artists and designers who have passed through UAL.
Many of our Foundation students come from working class backgrounds, and these courses offer art education to many that would otherwise not access it.
UAL should be about education, not profit-making. We ask UAL management (Nigel Carrington, Natalie Brett, Jeremy Till, Chris Wainwright and Philip Broadhead in particular) to reconsider their proposals, listen to students, and INVEST in Foundation courses, NOT CUT THEM.
For more info, see: www.facebook.com/FundingFoundation
*image by artist Bob and Roberta Smith*
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