As one of the leading Art Schools in the UK, The Glasgow School
of Art welcomes international students to all of its courses. The
School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and
diversity of background and approach is valued.
Study at the GSA is done through one of three Schools: Fine Art;
Design; and the Mackintosh School of Architecture. The focus of all
courses is studio practice, and whilst not all students at GSA get
allotted studio space in the famous Mackintosh Building, the
provision of individual studio space to both undergraduate and
postgraduate students, is one of our major strengths, as is
individual tuition. All students, whilst developing their own work
independently, will benefit from valuable one on one time from
tutors. Courses also include lecture time, library research and
"crits" time when students work in groups with tutors to analyse
and explain their work.
International students at the School come from over 55
countries, ranging from Australia to Zimbabwe. Each year we welcome
more than 80 students from our exchange and Study Abroad partners,
who each, in their turn, further contribute to the international
dimension of the learning experience at the School.
As a relatively small institution, and one that is very focused,
we are a creative community, situated in the centre of the city of
Glasgow. Students are encouraged to engage with Glasgow which
becomes more than just the city in which to live. It becomes a
source of both inspiration and research. Glasgow is home to over
80,000 students at its 5 institutions of higher education, which
might explain why it's been voted Britain's best student city.
International students will find Glaswegians friendly, and the city
is renowned for offering a warm welcome
We are delighted that you are considering making The Glasgow
School of Art your creative home and hope that this website will be
useful to you in providing the information you need to help make
your choice to study here. We are confident that once you arrive
you won't be disappointed.