Students attending the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design (NSCAD) are stepping up efforts to save programming at the school.

The art school is in a budget crunch and students like student union president Sarah Trower say they want their voices heard before the schools board cuts programming.

Trower says about 100 students interrupted a board meeting Thursday to read their so-called manifesto.

“Our manifesto was collectively written by the student faculty and staff to reaffirm what is essentially to NSCAD as a university,” she explains.

She tells News 95.7 what happened when they broke into the meeting.

“The meeting was pretty much immediately adjourned once the students entered the room,” she says. “Half the board members left, but some stayed and had a conversation with students.”

Trower says the student group is not done.

She says they vow to do the same thing at the next board meeting in an effort to have their voices heard.