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The Glasgow School of Art

3.8 out of 5 (11 ratings / 5 reviews) Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Glasgow School of Art is one of Europe's leading higher education institutions for the education and research in the visual creative disciplines. 

About

History

Since the School was founded in 1845 as one of the first Government Schools of Design, as a centre of creativity promoting good design for the manufacturing industries, our role has continually evolved and redefined to reflect the needs of the communities we are part of, embracing in the late 19th century fine art and architecture education and today, digital technology.

Education

The GSA is internationally recognised as one of Europe's leading higher education institutions for education and research in the visual creative disciplines. 

Career

The Glasgow School of Art offers a range of employability opportunities within the curriculum, including live projects, participation in national and international competitions, the Scottish Institute for Enterprise and a Careers Service which offers a wide range of career guidance and advice including; one to one guidance appointments, professional practice seminars and specific career resources.

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Services

Student services

Supporting Students with Disability - Offers specific support to students who have a disability (a physical or sensory impairment, medical condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia).

Student Welfare - Practical support and advice about accommodation, funding and finances, childcare and the practicalities of being a student.  You will also find advice for Care Leavers and Looked After Young People.

Housing services

The Glasgow School of Art offers new undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to stay in one of two purpose-built halls of residence; Blythswood House, and Margaret Macdonald House. 

Both sites are located in the city centre, close to amenities and travel links, and within five minutes’ walk of the main GSA Garnethill campus. All our halls are secure and fully-furnished, making your move to study in Glasgow as stress-free and comfortable as possible. Detailed information on both our halls of residence can be found using the links to the right and left of this page.

Library services

The Library of the Glasgow School of Art has one of the finest art, design and architecture collections in the UK. Our aim is to provide students and staff with access to high quality information, resources and services including access to a wide array of ICT facilities.

Medical services

Hospital treatment is free to people who are "ordinarily resident" in the UK.

To be considered ordinarily resident and entitled to free hospital treatment, you must be living in the UK on a lawful and properly settled basis for the time being. You may be asked to prove this.

If you're a visitor from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, you'll need to present a valid EHIC or other healthcare documents (such as S2, PRC or S1 forms), or you may be charged for your care.

Student Life

Campus life

The Garnethill Campus is approximately 20 minutes walk from Glasgow's Central and Queen Street mainline railway stations. The nearest local railway station is Charing Cross and the nearest subway station is Cowcaddens. The School is easily accessed from all major approach roads, including the M8 motorway, and only 20 minutes by bus or taxi from Glasgow International Airport.

Student Reviews

Progressive and New Age: Glasgow School of Art
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great access to teachers and professors who are invested in the students personal and academic growth. Attention to multidisciplinary resources and access to materials through other university relations was also very beneficial. Feedback and reception of student voice felt continuous, particularly when progressive issues such as sustainability and equality were concerned.

My Time at GSA
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at GSA. The great studio culture has allowed me to excel within my course, academically and socially. The curriculum was difficult at times, and not always well organized as staff were regularly trying new things. However, I still managed to learn a lot and feel well prepared to move on to the next stage of education.

Good university reputation, not so good teaching
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

When I joined, the school was having internal issues; my first year tutor changed in the middle of term and my class had no guidance during first year. The tutors has a specific kind of art they liked, from when they were young and it was a lot of 'talking' but no practical advice or skills taught. I ended up going to design classes instead, to learn how to use Adobe. The...

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