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University of Arts London (UAL) back in NSW

31 March 2017
News story

Topic: HSC

Learning areas: Creative arts, Technology

Stages: Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12)

Recently rated in the top five universities in the world for art and design, UAL visited NSW in March to meet some of our best former and current HSC students.

In addition to interviewing interested students, the UAL representatives, along with British Council’s Country Director Helen O’Neil, were given a guided tour of ARTEXPRESS at the Art Gallery of NSW by Gallery Director, Dr Michael Brand. Last year, UAL toured ARTEXPRESS at Western Sydney University’s Margaret Whitlam Gallery.

This year, and for the first time, the UAL representatives visited two schools meeting students and teachers. They attended a Visual Arts class at Mosman High School, and Design & Technology and a Textiles & Design class at Wenona. This provided UAL with the opportunity to see first -hand the high standard of teaching and learning in NSW schools.

UAL also met with the NESA Creative Arts and Technology Inspectors, Rosemary Gorman and Mark Tyler, to discuss the internationally regarded HSC and the quality NSW syllabuses taught in our schools.

During this week long visit UAL conducted five days of interview and made around 15 offers to students. The students who received offers attended the following schools:

  • Ascham School
  • Burwood Girls High School
  • International Grammar School
  • Kincumber High School
  • Macintyre High School
  • Macquarie College
  • Mosman High School
  • Newcastle High School
  • Newtown High School of the Preforming Arts
  • PLC
  • SCEGGS Darlinghurst
  • Scone High School
  • St Ives High School
  • St John Paul College

NESA wishes to thank the staff and students at Mosman High School and Wenona School, and the Art Gallery of NSW, for supporting our ongoing efforts to promote opportunities for NSW HSC students to study at overseas universities.

Visit the UAL website http://www.arts.ac.uk/

For further information, contact:
Michael Charlton
Director, Media
(02) 9367 8248
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