We fight on!

KIRKCALDY;'The Tempest; final production of second year drama students; KATY STEPHEN, 20, from Kirkcaldy as Miranda, SARAH THOMPSON, 20, from Kinghorn, as Prospero and COLIN MACDONELL, 19, from Kinghorn as Ferdinand.'photo; WALTER NEILSON

KIRKCALDY;'The Tempest; final production of second year drama students; KATY STEPHEN, 20, from Kirkcaldy as Miranda, SARAH THOMPSON, 20, from Kinghorn, as Prospero and COLIN MACDONELL, 19, from Kinghorn as Ferdinand.'photo; WALTER NEILSON

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CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save the theatre arts course at Adam Smith College fear the decision to close is ‘‘a done deal’’ - but vowed to fight on.

They have until April 22 to prepare their case, but claim they cannot get access to information, and accuse management of ‘‘stonewalling’’ their requests.

Campaigners also called for ‘‘straight talking’’ over the criteria applied to evaluate the courses under review.

A spokesman said: ‘‘How do we measure performance, potential, contribution and risk when we do not know on what data these terms are based?

‘‘This language is simply designed to muddy the waters and is not helpful.’’

They argue that while other courses face cuts only theatre arts is earmarked to be shut down.

The spokesman continued: ‘‘A 100 per cent cut to a department has no place in a curriculum review.’’

Campaigners say it is a matter of ‘‘grave concern’’ that students ‘‘have been left in the dark’’ over the course’s future, highlighting that they can progress to degree level over five years ... but the course could close in two.

‘‘The spokesman added: ‘‘The lack of clarity cruelly affects prospective students.

‘‘We are now fielding calls from candidates, many of whom believe they have nowhere to study next year.’’