Arts of optimism at Australian Catholic U

Last week Federation U announced the end of arts course. Australian Catholic U is thinking about starting up

Regional Victoria’s Federation U stated last week it was dropping its arts degree because of low enrolments – there were just 23 starters this year, (CMM August 8).

It was quickly followed by outrage that regional residents would have to move to Melbourne for an arts education.

But now Australian Catholic U is looking at offering arts at its Ballarat campus – not far from Fed U’s homebase.

“We are a national university and have the resources to establish a world-class offering that consolidates our strong ties in Ballarat. We know our community wants this and we want to work with the community to deliver it,” Executive Dean Education and Arts Mary Ryan says.