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Applying to The Glasgow School of Art?

There’s more to choosing your place of study than Open Days – GSA OPEN offers a wide range of events throughout the year to help you get the right information and support at the right time.

Upcoming Events

Open Days

Our annual general introduction to the GSA for those considering undergraduate or postgraduate creative study. This is a unique opportunity to experience life at the GSA first hand, with tours of the campus, subject-specific presentations and advice on how to prepare a portfolio for art school. Come and experience working studios, meet staff and students, and visit our world-class facilities. 

Undergraduate Open Day is held in late October each year, and Graduate Open Day is held in late November. Exact dates and registration links are available closer to the time.


GSofA Singapore Open House

An opportunity for prospective students to meet GSofA Singapore staff and find out more about top-up degree programmes in Communication Design and Interior Design, held at Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). This event is held every January and exact dates will be available closer to the time.

Degree Show Tours

The annual Undergraduate Degree Show features work from graduating students across Design, Fine Art, Innovation and Architecture. A Degree Show Tour is perfect for anyone thinking of making an application to undergraduate studies. Led by current students and alumni of GSA, a tour will give you the opportunity to view work, and help you decide on a programme of study.

Tours run Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 June 2018 and are available to book at various time slots. For more information, and to book a free place, follow these links:


Pre-Application Days

An opportunity for undergraduate applicants who would like to find out more about a specific programme to visit a specific department as part of a small specialist group. You will get the chance to ask more direct questions about your application, including advice on submitting a portfolio and your personal statement. 

Pre-Application Days for 2018 will be available to book in due course.


Campus Tours

These small tours are for anyone thinking of making an application to undergraduate or postgraduate studies at GSA and a range of dates are available throughout the year. Led by current students and alumni of GSA, they give a general introduction to the facilities at GSA. You will visit selected studios, workshop areas, student union, library and on-campus accommodation.

Tours begin at 1pm and last approximately 90 minutes. For a full list of upcoming dates and to book a place, visit our Campus Tours event page.


Portfolio Preparation

Part of GSA’s Open Studio programme, day, evening and weekend programmes available to develop your portfolio for an art school application. Follow the links below to find out more, and to book online:


Meet the GSA

Can't make it to Glasgow? The GSA takes part in a range of applicant fairs throughout the year, both in the UK and overseas, offering a chance to meet GSA staff locally, and look at your options about studying at GSA. 

For a full list of upcoming fairs for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants, visit the GSA OPEN events page here.