Art students protest at what they claim as the irresponsible and neoliberal governance of their college.

Art students made a powerful protest at diminishing standards and facilities for students at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin last Friday.

Watch the video here where students and the Director of the College, Declan McGonigle exchange views on the future of the college:

Students have vowed to continue their protest until the College authorities back down.

They have set up a Facebook page and are also on Twitter

NCAD students protest in college director's office at education cuts © Du Jingze

NCAD students protest in college director’s office at education cuts © Du Jingze

Students are protesting the increase of first year students by 75% without providing increased resources to match this new intake. They also are opposed to the underhanded introduction of ‘studio fees’ and increase in Post Graduate fees. Added to this list is the use of derelict buildings and overcrowded studios for undergrads. Students complain that there information has been witheld from staff and students.

Sign the petition created by the students here.


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