Glasgow School of Art
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- Founded in 1845 as a Government School of Design, the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) was originally based at various locations around the city until, in 1885, it moved into a new purprose-built building on Renfrew Street, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Since then the history of the school has been inextricably linked with Mackintosh.
- The school continues to pioneer new developments and programmes, including plans for a new campus, and the Reid Building, opposite the original school on Renfrew Street, completed in 2014.
Location and Transport
- The GSA is located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city.
- Glasgow has good National Rail links to the rest of the UK.
- Glasgow's airport is located 6 miles west of the city centre, it operate regular domestic and international flights.
- Glasgow has a buzzing nightlife with over 700 bars, pubs and clubs.
- Glasgow's very own Riverside Museum was voted European Museum of the Year 2013.
- All applications for full-time undergraduate degree courses are made through UCAS Conservatoires.
- Note that some courses are offered as joint programmes with the University of Glasgow, in which case their UCAS code must be used.
- Entry requirements are specific to individual courses.
The 1,840 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 75%
- Postgraduate 25%
Mode of study
- Full Time 93%
- Part Time 7%
- UK 73%
- EU 12%
- Other 15%
- GSA has approximately 2,000 students enrolled.
- Around 20% of these are international students and another 20% postgraduate students.
- GSA offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, foundation programmes and short courses.
- Students may also have the opportunity to study abroad, at one of the school's 80 international partners.
- In the 2014 UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF), 61% the Glasgow School of Art's research was classified as world-leading/internationally excellent.
- The GSA has the largest Art and Design research base in Scotland, and the sixth largest in the UK.
- GSA is a specialist art and design school and its academic strengths reflect that fact.
- GSA runs courses in Fine Art and Design; Product Design; Product Design Engineering; and Architecture.
- The Glasgow School of Art aims to provide high quality information to their students and staff through their library.
- The GSA's InfosmART service provides a selection of online interactive modules which are specifically designed to help creative practitioners.
- The school's Technical Support Department provides facilities and expertise to support specialist areas of study, and offers the opportunity to access resources outside of the conventional discipline boundaries.
- The GSA offers support for students with a huge range of disabilities, including both physical and mental conditions.
- Glasgow School of Art Students' Association is run by students for students.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- With a successful tourism industry and thriving shopping scene, there is no shortage of part-time work.
The Glasgow School of Art can boast a number of successful alumni, including:
- Peter Capaldi (Graphic Design), an actor who has gone on to star in The Thick Of It and, most recently, Doctor Who.
- Robbie Coltrane (Drawing & Painting), another actor perhaps best known for his role as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.
- Dougie Payne (Sculpture), a musician who found success in early noughties band Travis.
- Robert Hardy (Painting), the bassist for Franz Ferdinand.
- Iain McCaig, an illustrator and storyboard artist who has worked on Star Wars and Harry Potter.
|Address||Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ|
Affiliated with University of Glasgow